It can be difficult to know what actions to take after a sexual assault and who to turn to for support. Know that you are not alone in this process. There are many people at McGill and in the surrounding community dedicated to providing confidential support and information to anyone affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse.
It is never too late to reach out.
The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education is McGill's main point of contact for students, faculty and staff of all genders impacted by sexual and gender-based violence. We provide assistance during crisis, reporting information and support, and referrals and accompaniment to internal and external resources. Our services are confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional, and are offered in both French and English.
We are located at:
550 Sherbrooke O. Suite 585
Take West Tower elevators 1 to 11
The following McGill resources also provide support to community members impacted by sexual violence. They are are not assigned in priority, and are listed alphabetically.
First Peoples' House
First Peoples' House Website
Contact: 514.398.3217 (Downtown)
First Peoples’ House staff are dedicated to supporting all First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at McGill. Students can drop in or make an appointment with the First Peoples’ House Coordinator. First Peoples’ House staff are not trained counsellors but will listen respectfully and non-judgementally and will follow up with students as they receive appropriate support. Drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p. m., Monday to Friday at 3505 Peel street.
McGill Counselling Services
McGill Counselling Services Website
514.398.3601 (Downtown); 514.398.7992 (Macdonald Campus)
Counsellors, psychologists and therapists are available for anyone affected by sexual harassment and sexual assault by appointment. Additional resources and information on self-help, taking-care of yourself, and post-traumatic stress disorder can be found on their website. Counselling Services office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Please note that McGill Counselling Services and McGill Mental Health Services have recently merged and all clinicians have become one unit under the name McGill Counselling Services and all psychiatrists have formed a new unit called Psychiatric Services. For more information about this merge, which has allowed for the introduction of the stepped care model and the client care clinician, please click here.
McGill Domestic Violence Clinic
McGill Domestic Violence Clinic Website
Contact: 514.398.2686 (Downtown)
Counselling is provided for anyone affected by issues related to all forms of violence in intimate relationships and the effects such violence has on individuals, families, and their social networks. Appointments are available by contacting the clinic by the phone number provided.
McGill Psychiatric Services
McGill Psychiatric Services Website
Contact: 514.398.6019 (Downtown)
Psychiatric Services office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Please note that a referral from your family doctor or another physician is necessary. Safety appointments (i.e. emergency/urgent care drop-in appointments) are available Monday to Friday, from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Please note that this service is available daily but it is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that McGill Counselling Services and McGill Mental Health Services have recently merged and all clinicians (psychologists, counsellors, and therapists) have become one unit under the name McGill Counselling Services and all psychiatrists have formed a new unit called Psychiatric Services. For more information about this merge, which has allowed for the introduction of the stepped care model and the client care clinician, please click here.
McGill Campus Security Website
Contact: 514.398.3000 (Downtown); 514.398.7777 (Macdonald Campus)
Is responsible for investigating all serious crimes on campus. Liaising with municipal, provincial and federal police forces conducting investigations that involve McGill University. McGill Security service can also facilitate a disclosure and connect you with the appropriate resources on and off campus to file a report. please contact alexandra.gregorian [at] mcgill.ca (Alexandra Gregorian), Supervisor, Investigations & Community Relations, Security Services, Campus Public Safety.
McGill Student Health Service
McGill Student Health Service Website
Contact: 514.398.6017 (Downtown); 514.398.7992 (Macdonald Campus)
The downtown campus offers a walk-in clinic with physicians and nurses with a daily nurse triage. A physician can do physical assessments and complete the proper tests as needed, whenever a student come in. If forensic specimens are required then transfer will be arranged to the closest assessment site.
Macdonald campus has a physician 2 days a month and a nurse four days a week. They will do assessments when the physician is present, otherwise transfer will be arranged.
McGill Union: AMURE
Downtown Contact: Sean Cory at 514.226.1719
Address: 209-517 Avenue des Pins Ouest, Montreal, QC, H2W 1S4
Email: sean.cory [at] aerum-amure.ca
The Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) is a labour union that represents casual research assistants, research assistants, and research associates working at McGill. They work to improve working conditions and labour rights. They also offer counselling services to members of their union.
McGill Union: AMUSE
Downtown Contact: Claire Michela at 514.282.9555
Address: 224-515 Avenue des Pins Ouest, Montreal, QC, H2W 1S4
Email: pres.amuse [at] gmail.com
The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) is a labour union that represents 'casual' or 'temporary' employees at McGill, both students and non-students in part-time and full-time positions. They work to improve working conditions and labour rights. For more information on the support resources they offer, please click visit their website.
McGill Union: MUNACA
Downtown Contact: Nancy Crowe at 514.398.6565
Address: 3483 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7
Email: vpcomm [at] munaca.com
The McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA) is a labour union representing non-academic works at McGill. They work to improve working conditions and labour rights. For more information on the support resources they offer, please visit their website.
A confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students. Services include active listening, resource referrals, and crisis management.
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Students Website
Is the main contact for any issue regarding student safety and well-being on both campuses. In the case of sexual harassment, sexual assault and abuse the Dean of Students can authorise emergency safety measures, coordinate conflict resolution/mediation, and can also coordinate access to various university services.
Office of the Ombudsperson
Office of the Ombudsperson Website
Offers confidential, informal, independent, and impartial dispute resolution services to all members of the student community by providing information, advice, intervention and referrals. If you are unsure about which rules, policies or procedures apply to your situation, or if you need someone to help clarify a situation or circumstance affecting you, or if you feel that a particular university policy or regulation has been applied unfairly or erroneously, you can contact this office for support.
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL)
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) Website
Informal and confidential support for survivors, in the form of appointments with volunteer chaplains from a wide variety of faith traditions. MORSL staff and chaplains are not trained counsellors, but they can listen confidentially and compassionately, and can refer students to appropriate on-campus services. Chaplains are especially helpful for students who identify within a particular faith tradition or who wish to take a spiritual approach to establishing recovery and well-being.
Drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p. m., Monday to Friday.
Peer Support Centre
A student-run volunteer organization that provides free, confidential, drop-in space, offering non-judgmental peer support, information, and referrals to all McGill members.
Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Student's Society (SACOMSS)
Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Student’s Society (SACOMSS) Website
A student-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Services (all free) include: a confidential, non-directional phone line (DIAL), drop-in hours, group support, assistance with reporting at McGill and with the police, and hospital accompaniment.
A volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone. The service is available to anyone in Montreal, and they will walk to and from any destination on the island.