Summary: Resources for Health & Well-Being

 

 

Accessibility Services (U of T)

416-978-7677

Facilitates the inclusion of students with disabilities into all aspects of university life. Services are provided to students with a documented disability.

 

Centre for Women and Trans People (U of T)

416-978-8201

Provides a welcoming atmosphere, resources and support for women and trans people on campus; provides free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming.

 

Community Safety Office (U of T)

416-978-1485

The Community Safety Office responds to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have personal safety concerns.

 

English Language and Writing Support (ELWS) (U of T)

416- 946-7485

As registered graduate students at U of T, OT students have free access to a variety of programs offered by the ELWS office, including individual consultations, single-session workshops, and non-credit courses for both native and non-native speakers of English.

 

Family Care Office (U of T) including Child Care Services

416-978-0951
Provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families. We raise awareness of family care issues central to the achievement of education and employment equity at the University of Toronto

 

Fire Emergency Procedures including for Mobility Impaired Persons

255 McCaul St

416-978-2101

It is MANDATORY for University buildings to be evacuated during any fire alarm. Report all fires, no matter how small, to the University Emergency Control Centre, 416-978-2222.

 

WHEN THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS, IF YOU ARE A MOBILITY IMPAIRED PERSON: If on ground floor, exit by normal means. If above or below the ground floor:

 

Telephone the Campus Police emergency (416)978-2222 from the nearest phone or cellular phone.

 

1. Tell the campus police dispatcher that the fire alarm in your building is sounding and you are mobility impaired and cannot leave your floor area.  If you smell smoke, or are in immediate danger, inform the dispatcher.
2. Provide your exact location – Floor and Room Number.
3. Provide the phone number and extension you are calling from. Your information will be relayed to emergency response personnel who are en route or on scene.  Toronto Fire Services will facilitate your evacuation if your safety is compromised.
4. In the conditions at your location deteriorate (any increased danger or hazard), call the dispatcher immediately with an update.

 

 

First Nations House (U of T)

Borden Bldg North, 563 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor

416-978-8227

Provides culturally supportive student services and programs to Aboriginal students.

 

Graduate and Life Sciences Education

Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle, Room 2360
416-946-7617
Twitter: @UofTGLSE
Graduate and Life Sciences Education encompasses to major education activities in the Faculty of Medicine. Providing workshops, career fairs, and graduate student information sessions, the GLSE supports the rich academic environment in the Faculty of Medicine.

 

Health and Wellness Centre

Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street

416-978-8030

All services previously available in Health Services and CAPS are available but offered in a more coordinated and integrated fashion. If you need physical or mental health care, travel medicine, immunizations, nutritional care, family planning or gynecological care, first aid and other services, you will find referrals in one space. When the Health & Wellness Centre cannot provide the service, you will be referred to community providers.

 

Student Housing Service (U of T)

214 College Street Room 203

416-978-8045

Provides services related to on-campus and off-campus housing, including listings, tenancy advice and relocation services.

 

Multi-Faith Centre (U of T)

569 Spadina Avenue

416-946-3120

Supports the spiritual well-being of everyone on campus and provides opportunities for people to learn from each other while exploring questions of meaning, purpose and identity. Facilities and programs accommodate a wide variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and encourage interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students.

 

 

Office of Health Professions Student Affairs

416-978-2764

Email for Appointments: ohpsa.reception@utoronto.ca

 

Associate Dean: Dr. Leslie Nickell

Personal Counsellors: Shayna Kulman-Lipsey, Joanne Leo, and Linda Ivan

Academic Coach: Nellie Perret

Career Counsellors: Carol Bisnath and Nancy Dunlop

 

Exclusive to Faculty of Medicine students, provides counseling on academic and personal issues.

 

Personal Counselling:

 

The OHPSA provides the services of Counsellor/Therapists. They provide private, confidential, short-term counselling and psychotherapy to Faculty of Medicine students in the MD undergraduate, the Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Radiation Sciences programs. The service is free of charge. Students do not have to be in serious crisis in order to avail themselves of the counselling service. Seeking support when problems first arise helps prevent more costly consequences later.

 

Students seek short-term counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues, including but not limited to: self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family concerns, relationship difficulties, grief, addictions, negative body image, eating disorders, exam anxiety, practicum issues, loneliness, burn out, prolonged stress and worry, sexuality and gender concerns, disturbances related to abuse and assault, and issues related to race, culture, and/or ethnicity.

 

Promoting Student Well-Being and Resilience:

 

The OHPSA in collaboration with the Student Affairs Liaison Team (SALT) offers workshops and seminars on issues related to student well-being and resilience throughout the academic year. Our counsellors are also available to advise students individually on self-care strategies, balancing school and personal life, maintaining intimate relationships and other well-being issues related to adjusting to a professional training program. Consulting with the counsellor about optimizing your professional and life skills is encouraged.

 

All sessions are confidential. No information is shared with any members of the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs, the Faculty of Medicine or anyone else except by written request of the student, or as required by law. All case files are kept in a secure location within the OHPSA personal counselling office and are available only to the personal counsellor.

 

To make an appointment to see one of the counsellors:  Call reception at: 416-978-2764 or email ohpsa.reception@utoronto.ca.

 

Race Relations & Anti-Racism Initiatives Office (U of T)

416-978-1259

Offers programs and services to students, faculty and staff across the three campuses.

 

Sexual and Gender Diversity Office (U of T)

416-946-5624

Develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.

 

Sexual Assault & Harassment

416-978-3908

The University of Toronto has policies, procedures, and support services dealing with sexual assault and harassment. More information can be found at “Campus Safety.”
 

WalkSMART Student Patrol Service (U of T)

416-978-7233

A reliable, safe alternative to walking alone at night, available to the U of T community.