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Healing Hearts Survivor Group

We’re Here to Help

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre is here to help and support students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment.

We’re here to help you understand, access and navigate supports such as counselling, medical services, academic or workplace accommodations, financial aid and legal aid.

The Centre also works to end sexual violence on campus through training and education. Contact us to find out more.

This short video provides a quick overview of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre and what we do. It describes how we support the University of Toronto community (students, staff, faculty and librarians) on all three campuses, what to expect when someone reaches out to us, and how to contact us.

Operational Update Regarding COVID – 19

The University of Toronto has been monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely and taking action as necessary in light of the global situation.

We remain open and available to provide support to members of our community. We are currently providing our services remotely through phone and video conferencing. We will continue to assess the situation and follow the advice of the University and local and provincial public health guidelines.

We remain dedicated to ensuring our services remain accessible and uphold our commitment to confidentiality and privacy. Please note that we will not be taking in-person or drop-in appointments at this time. All of our programming and workshop are currently offered virtually.

Our Centre hours remain the same, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To access support, we request that you e-mail (svpscentre@utoronto.ca) or call (416-978-2266) to leave a voicemail and request an appointment.

All information regarding the University’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus can be found on the University of Toronto website. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions from the U of T community about the COVID-19 which are regularly updated.

As usual, if you have flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with a person who is ill with COVID-19, please self-isolate at home and consider scheduling a phone or video appointment with the Centre.

We encourage our community to check this website frequently for up to date information.