Other Safety Related Services at York

Aboriginal Student Services

The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) contributes in nourishing a diverse and inclusive Aboriginal community within the broader York University community. We provide a community space that offers culturally appropriate support services and programs with the desire of empowering Aboriginal students with a sense of belonging that further enables their success throughout their post-secondary studies. The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services supports educational initiatives to encourage the awareness, understanding, acceptance and growth of the Aboriginal community on-campus and, as well, to enrich the overall York University community.

Centre for Women and Trans People

The Centre for Women and Trans People is a student-funded, collectively run, volunteer-driven organization at York University. The Centre is a progressive, pro-choice, anti-racist, queer-positive, trans-positive, feminist organization.

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion resolves concerns and complaints about allegations of discrimination and/or harassment as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code and York’s human rights policies.

Employee Wellness

Information regarding employee well being, including facilitation and implementation of return to work programs can be found on the Employee Well Being website at

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all non-academic permanent employees. Your E.A.P. is a confidential service that can help solve a number of problems and challenges in your life and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For any other human resource related questions, please visit the Human Resources web site.

Health, Safety and Employee Well-being

Health, Safety and Employee Well-being  provides a number of occupational health and safety programs services to employees of the University.

Legal Advice and Mediation Services

Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) is an interdisciplinary Student Legal Aid Service Society with students from Osgoode Hall Law School and the School of Social Work at York University. Under the supervision of lawyers and the Community Outreach Counsellor, students give client referrals, summary advice, and representation.

Osgoode Mediation Clinic (OMC) is a dedicated group of law students from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada providing Free Mediation Services and Conflict Resolution Training to the community surrounding York University with specialization in Youth Conflict, Housing Conflict and Family Conflict.

Mature & Part-Time Student Information

The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students, (ACMAPS) which opened in August 2007, was established to provide a pan-university physical and philosophical home for mature and part-time students. The mandate of the centre includes raising awareness of issues that affect mature and part-time students across the university, leading and facilitating initiatives responding to the needs of these students, and advocating on their behalf.

Mental Health and Wellness at York

Find mental health and wellness resources on and off campus, event information and wellness tips.

Office of the Ombudsperson

The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff) who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.

Student Counselling and Development

York University's Student Counselling & Development (SCD) provides a professional and supportive environment in which all York students have equitable access to a range of services that assist in facilitating their academic success.

Student Accessibility Services

In partnership with students, staff and faculty, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) enables an accessible campus learning environment where students with disabilities have an equitable opportunity to flourish.

Sexual Violence

The Sexual Violence Response Office exists to coordinate support for all members of our community who have experienced sexual violence.

The Sexual Assault Survivor's Support Line and Leadership (SASSL) provides unbiased and non-judgmental peer support and referrals to survivors of sexual violence 24/7.

Student Community Relations

The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) is committed to fostering student success by upholding the behavioural expectations outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. O.S.C.R. strives to build community by providing advice, referrals, education, alternate dispute resolution methods, local adjudication, the University Tribunal process, critical incident support and student leadership opportunities.

Student Unions

The York Federation of Students (YFS) offers services for undergraduate students including academic advocacy, a health and dental plan, various campaigns as well as discounted TTC passes and event tickets.

The York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA) is organized around principles of accessibility, social justice, and equity as it works to improve the learning, teaching, and working environments for all graduate students at York University. The Y.U.G.S.A. is dedicated to providing advocacy and support to all members across various graduate departments on this campus. As a student union, the Y.U.G.S.A. is committed to representing graduate students’ diverse interests and defending and advancing students’ and workers’ rights across and beyond York’s campuses.

Student Wellness

Health Education and Promotion plans programs on and around campus focusing on health topics relevant to university students. Events are hosted to raise awareness about health issues, health solutions, and resources and organizations where students can seek out support.

TBLGAY (Trans Bi Lesbian Gay Asexual at York)

TBLGAY offers resources and support for the L.G.B.T.Q. community in and around the York University campus.

YFS Access Centre

The YFS Access Centre strives to identify and take action around issues of concern for students with mental, learning and physical disabilities by providing advocacy, services, social networks, resources and a safe space.

YFS Food Support Centre

The YFS Food Support Centre is open to any York University or Seneca@York student (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate).