Summary: Resources for Health & Well-Being

 

Accessibility Services (St. George or Mississauga)

St. George: 416-978-8060, 455 Spadina Ave, 4th Floor
Mississauga: 905-569-4699, Davis Building, Room 2037
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)

St. George: 416-978-8201, 563 Spadina Ave, Room 100

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)

St. George: 416-978-1485, 21 Sussex Ave, 2nd Floor

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

 

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

St. George: 416-978-0951, 214 College Street, Room 103
Mississauga: On-site appointments available, via website
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 (St. George and Mississauga and Mobility Impaired Persons)

Please note the instructions specific for St. George, and following that, Mississauga, below:

ST. GEORGE

When you hear the fire alarm:

  • Evacuate the building via the nearest exit.
  • Do NOT use elevators.
  • Keep clear of the building to permit emergency access.
  • Do not re-enter until authorized by Fire Officer.

General:

1. It is MANDATORY for University buildings to be evacuated during any fire alarm.
2. Report all fires, no matter how small, to the University Emergency Control Centre, Local 416-978-2222.
3. Report the smell of smoke of undetermined origin to the University Emergency Control Centre, Local 416-978-2222.
4. Attempt to extinguish the fire only if you can do so safely.
5. Familiarize yourself with the location of fire exits and fire extinguishers in your area.

 

MISSISSAUGA

Upon Discovery of Fire

1. Leave the fire area immediately; proceed to the nearest exit and meet in designated safe area.

2. Activate the fire alarm system by pulling a manual pull station and provide assistance to those who need help to evacuate.

3. Close all doors behind you.

4. Call the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (Dial 9-911) from a safe place (never assume this has been done). Know and give the correct address and location of the fire in the building.

5. Do not return until the Chief Fire Official has declared the situation safe.

Upon Hearing an Alarm Signal or Being Made Aware of a Fire

1. Proceed to the nearest exit. Assist occupants to evacuate the building.

2. If doors are encountered on the way to an exit, feel the knob for heat before opening the door. If it is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slightly. If you feel air pressure or a hot draft, close the door quickly and proceed to an alternate exit.

3. If you encounter smoke, consider using an alternate exit.

4. DO NOT RETURN until the Chief Fire Official has declared the situation safe

If You Become Trapped

1. If in a room, attempt to keep smoke from entering the room.

2. Use duct tape (if available) to seal cracks around doors. Place a towel or piece of clothing, preferably wet, at the bottom of the door to prevent smoke from entering.

3. Keep low to the floor where the air is cleaner.

4. Attempt to contact authorities to advise them of your location. Dial 9-911, then, if possible, signal to the firefighters.

General Occupants are advised to:

1. Be fully acquainted with the fire protection installations that are provided for your safety.

2. Contact your supervisory staff should you have questions regarding fire emergency procedures.

3. Know the building address – 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

 

 

First Nations House (St. George) and the Indigenous Centre (Mississauga)

St. George: 416-978-8227, Borden Bldg North, 563 Spadina Ave, 3rd Floor

Mississauga: 905-569-4867, Davis Building, Room 2095Works to promote equity and inclusion of indigenous people among students, staff and faculty.

 

Health and Wellness Centre (St. George), Health & Counselling Centre (Mississauga)

St. George: 416-978-8030, Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street

Mississauga: 905-828-5255, Davis Building, Room 1123A 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.

 

Multi-Faith Centre (St. George), and Faith Spaces UTM (Mississauga)

St. George: 416-946-3120, 569 Spadina Avenue

Mississauga: 905-828-3962, Davis Building, Room 2075C

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. At the Mississauga campus, consult with the Centre for Student Engagement for a map of on-campus faith spaces.

 

Office of Health Professions Student Affairs

416-978-2764, FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street Room 121

Email for Appointments: ohpsa.reception@utoronto.ca for both Mississauga and St. George campuses.

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. Appointments available at both St. George and Mississauga campuses.

 

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

416-978-1259, 155 College Street, Room 356

Has a mandate to provide policy direction, programs, and help around antiracism, equity and human rights issues.

 

Sexual and Gender Diversity Office (U of T)

416-946-5624, 21 Sussex Ave, Suite 416-417 (will travel to UTM to meet on campus)

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.

 

Safety and Support – Feeling Distressed (U of T)

Mental Health for Students, Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454
Personal Safety, Campus Police: 416-978-2222 (St. George) and 905-569-4333 (Mississauga)
Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment, Urgent Care near St. George Campus: 416-323-6040 (Women’s College Hospital. Near Mississauga, 905-848-7493 (Trillium Health Centre)

Both urgent care and as-needed support for sexual violence, sexual harassment, mental health and U of T Alert (safety).

 

TravelSafer (campus safety escort at St. George) and WalkSafe (Mississauga)

St. George: 416-978-7233
Mississauga: 905-607-7233

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