Support for Students

 

Similar to the way in which the academic policies and procedures are multi-layered, an MScOT student has access to multi-layered student support and resources from many different sources.

 

It is not unusual for students, especially in the first year of the program, to be dealing with a number of difficulties that affect the student’s ability to carry out their program of study.

The Department and the Faculty of Medicine have systems of support to assist students whenever possible, as indicated in the following section.

 

 

Counselling Services

 

Students have access to OT-specific counsellors courtesy of the Office of Health Professions, Student Affairs (OHPSA). Counsellors have hours of operation that flexibly meet the needs of OT students, and have excellent knowledge of issues common to students in professional programs such as the MScOT. The services provided by the OHPSA are in addition to the general counselling services provided by U of T’s Health and Wellness Services, available to all U of T students.

 

  1. Office of Health Professions, Student Affairs (Faculty of Medicine), C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen’s Park Crescent West 3rd Floor, or 416-978-2764 (appointments email: ohpsa.reception@utoronto.ca). For Mississauga students, on-campus counselling can take place at the CCT building or by Skype/phone.Staff include personal counsellors, career counsellors, academic coaching, and general wellness support services. You can review individual counsellors biographies on the OHPSA website.

 

  1. St. George: Health and Wellness Services (U of T), Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street
  • Counselling and Psychological Services, 416-978-8070
  • Health Services, 416-978-8030

Mississauga: Health and Counselling Centre, Davis Building, Room 1123A (near Bookstore).

  • All Services: 905-828-5255

 

Urgent Care Services

 

 

Are you in crisis? Mental & Physical Health

 

If this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 right away, or go to your local Emergency Department. Alternatively, you can contact U of T Campus Police:

 

  • St. George Campus Police Urgent Dispatch: 416-978-2222
  • Mississauga Campus Police Urgent Dispatch: 905-569-4333

 

Other Mental Health Resources

  • Mental Health crisis? Call Good2Talk. Free, confidential helpline with professional counselling, information, and referrals for mental health, additions, and well-being. The crisis line is 1-866-925-5454
  • The Gerstein Crisis Resources Centre offers free, voluntary and confidential crisis intervention service over the phone and in-person, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The crisis line number is 416-929-5200
  • Toronto Distress Lines serve individuals in distress who require urgent medical or emotional care. The crisis line number is 416-408-4357 (HELP)

 

Sexual and Domestic Violence Treatment

NOTE: This does not require the incident to have happened on-campus. The incident can have occurred anywhere and you are encouraged to access treatment at any of the sites below.

 

Location: Downtown Toronto, or Mississauga (West), or Scarborough (East)

 

  • Downtown Toronto (St. George)

 

Women’s College Hospital:

76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON. The clinic is located on the first floor in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit Room 1256.

Phone: 416-323-6040

 

  • Mississauga (UTM)

 

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services located at Trillium Health Centre:

100 Queensway West, Mississauga ON

Phone: 905-848-7493

 

  • Scarborough (UTSC)

 

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) at The Scarborough Hospital

3030 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON

Phone: 416-495-2555

Lastly, if your situation is not urgent, or does not require immediate medical attention, call the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre at the University of Toronto:Phone: 416-978-2266

 

Victim of a Crime (e.g. Theft)

 

  • Campus Police (U of T)
    St. George Campus: 416-978-2222 (Note: Please call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies in Toronto)
    Mississauga Campus: 905-569-4333 (Note: Please call 911 for police, fire, or medical emergencies in Mississauga)

 

  • Community Safety Office (Business hours)
    416-978-1485
    Responds to all personal safety concerns by addressing the complaint, assessing the personal and community safety risks, providing a continuum of intervention options that the complainant can explore in order to address their personal safety concern(s).

 

Housing Crisis

 

St. George Students: 416-978-8045 x 0 during business hours, or 416-978-2323 after hours (this is Campus Police)

Mississauga Students: 905-569-4333 (this is campus police)
Provides assistance and referrals for students facing a housing crisis (or potential crisis) resulting from legal, financial, and/or personal difficulties.

 

416-978-0951

The office provides information, guidance, advocacy and referral services to students who require child care (facilities, programs, or subsidies), elder care, or assistance with other family matters. Mississauga students can request an on-campus appointment with a FCO Advisor.