Safe Spaces and Support
All supports listed are safe spaces for talking about sexual assault and will provide referral information. Some of these supports will provide additional sexual assault services.

 


Counselling and Crisis

ON CAMPUS

Student Counselling Centre
204-474-8592

Free, confidential counselling for University of Manitoba students at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
Sexual assault services include:

  • Daily, first-come, first-serve intake counselling appointments at the Fort Garry campus location; scheduled first-time intake counselling appointments at the Bannatyne campus location.
  • Urgent counselling program available at the Fort Garry campus for students in high distress needing immediate assistance.
  • On-going counselling services and support.

Locations and Hours:

  • 474 University Centre (Fort Garry Campus); Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30
  • S207 Medical Services Building (Bannatyne Campus); Monday to Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.(first time appointments noon to 4 p.m.), Friday 8:30 to 4:30

 

OFF CAMPUS

Klinic Community Health Centre

A community health care centre, rooted in social justice, that provides primary care, education and counselling services to Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Klinic is a pro-choice community health centre and supports the principles of diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • 24/7 sexual assault crisis program (Toll free: 1-888-292-7565)
  • Medical/legal advocacy, counselling and information to victims of sexual assault and those who care about them.
  • Can be directly accessed; no medical or police involvement is necessary.
  • Work closely with other Sexual Assault Response Team members to ensure client receives the best possible support in the critical time following a sexual assault.

Location and Hours:

870 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
klinic.mb.ca

 

Shepell Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
1-800-387-4765

Employee and Family Assistance Program provider with a full range of flexible and confidential services for employees of the University of Manitoba and their families.

Sexual Assault services include:

  • Confidential support
  • 24/7 crisis counselling support via 1-800-387-4765
  • On-going counselling available in person in offices off-site, or via telephonic, or via e-counselling.
  • Additional resources in the community can be provided

Location and Hours:

  • 24/7 crisis counselling support via 1-800-387-4765
  • In person or telephonic counselling can be booked via 1-800-387-4765

Medical

An individual who has experienced sexual assault is strongly encouraged to seek medical attention even if physical injuries are not apparent.
A medical practitioner can address: internal and external injuries, STIs, pregnancy prevention, other forms of post-exposure prophylaxis.

 

ON CAMPUS

University Health Service
204-474-8411

We as a health unit consisting of family physicians, nurses and office staff that offers a full range of medical services

Sexual assault services include:

  • Same day or scheduled appointments
  • Pregnancy prevention and STI screening and follow up
  • Urgent and ongoing counseling and support services
  • Referrals to other resources and health providers as required

Location and Hours:

  • 104 University Centre
  • Monday to Friday 8:30- 4:30, closed 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • After hours on call service available by calling 204-474-8411
  • Call 204-474 8411 or drop by 104 University Centre to book an appointment

 

OFF CAMPUS

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
204-787-3942

We are a group of specially trained female nurses who provide treatment to women, men and children who have been recently sexually assaulted.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • Provide a safe, quiet, comfortable location for patients to meet with their care team
  • Provide options/choices about medical care and/or police reporting
  • Provide medications to prevent infection and pregnancy after a sexual assault
  • Connect you with counseling services if you choose

Location and Hours:

  • Health Sciences Centre, Emergency Department
  • Present to the triage desk where an Emergency nurse will ask you a few questions and then will page the sexual assault nurse on call. The sexual assault nurse will generally arrive within the hour and take over your care.
  • 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

Any Hospital Emergency Room

Go to any hospital Emergency Room to seek medical attention for physical injuries, pregnancy prevention, STI/HIV prevention and/or treatment. Paid transport is available from any city of Winnipeg hospital Emergency Room to the Sexual Assault Suite at Health Sciences Centre.

Personal Doctor or Walk-in Clinic

Family physicians can address a variety of medical concerns related to sexual assault. A listing of city of Winnipeg walk-in clinics, QuickCare clinics, as well as other care provider information can be found online:


Law, Security and Reporting

ON CAMPUS

Security Services Department
204-474-9312

A safe space on campus for students and staff to report incidents of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • Confidential reporting of incidents of sexual assault.
  • Resource information and referral for continued needs.
  • Liaison with both internal and external agencies (eg. Winnipeg Police Service)
  • Ongoing safety planning on campus (eg. Safewalk)

Location and Hours:

  • 423 University Crescent (Welcome Centre building)
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 204-474-9312 (non-emergency)/204-474-9312 (emergency)/555 from any university phone/#555 from MTS or Rogers cell phone/ erc@umanitoba.ca

 

Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management
204-474-6348

Promoting, supporting and administering the University of Manitoba's Respectful Work and Learning Environment (RWLE) Policy in order that students and employees recognize and protect their important rights free from harassment and discrimination.

Sexual Assault services include:

  • Assist U of M staff, students and faculty to safely bring forward and address complaints of sexual harassment (including sexual assault). Provide assistance with informal and formal complaint mechanisms.
  • Refer U of M staff, students and faculty to allied supports and services, both on and off-campus (e.g.: Student Counseling; Security Services).
  • Provides education and other responsive services for groups and settings affected by sexual harassment and sexual assault (e.g.: workshops and training seminars; integration of RWLE policy into existing unit practices).

Location and Hours:

  • 201 Allen Building, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 umanitoba.ca/human_rights
  • Open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday NOTE: Meetings can be arranged on any U of M campus; please call for details

Student Advocacy
204-474-7423

Provides confidential centralized advocacy services to students about rights and responsibilities and assistance with related university policy and policies.

Sexual Assault services include:

  • Safe place to discuss options, receive assistance with filing a complaint and/or obtain referrals to resources and supports.
  • Assistance with making requests related to academic (e.g. course deferrals or withdrawals) or other concerns (e.g. tuition fees, etc.)

Location and Hours:

 

OFF CAMPUS

Winnipeg Police Service
Police service of the City of Winnipeg

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • The primary roles of police in responding to reports of sexual offences are to ensure the safety of the client and to conduct an investigation.
  • Existence of a specialized Sex Crimes Unit

Location and Hours:

  • To report a crime of sexual assault call 9-1-1 in emergency situations or 204-986-6222 is non-emergent. To speak to a detective in confidence, call 204-986-6245.

Victim Services
204-986-6350

Provides crime victims with information about their case at any stage of the investigation and assists them in dealing with problems they have encountered as a result of the crime. Also includes help to persons closely affected by sudden, tragic events.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • offering emotional support when enquiring about the impact of the incident by telephoning, personally visiting or writing to a victim
  • providing police case information
  • furnishing information about court procedings and court outcomes
  • giving information and explanations about the criminal justice system
  • referring or providing information about existing community services that may be needed

Location and Hours:

Victim Service Unit
Winnipeg Police Service
3rd Floor 211 Bannatyne
winnipeg.ca/police/AboutTheService/victim_services.stm
winnipeg.ca/police/PDFs/Victim_Service_Pamphlet.pdf


Additional Support and Information

ON CAMPUS

Health and Wellness Office
204-295-9032

A safe space on campus dedicated to supporting students: mind, body and spirit.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • Campus wide and personal education and information on consent and sexual assault.
  • Free information and consultation related to Health, Wellness, and Sexual Assault resources and how to access, both on and off campus.

Location and Hours:

  • 469 University Centre (Fort Garry Campus), Room T249 (Wednesdays) Basic Sciences Building (Bannatyne Campus)
  • Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • All services available in person or over the telephone.
  • Appointments and more information can by requested by calling 204-295-9032 or email Katie.Kutryk@umanitoba.ca

 

Student Support Case Manager
204-474-8196

Free resource information, practical supports and planning provided to students in a confidential manner.

Sexual Assault Services Include:

  • Ongoing safety planning both on and off campus
  • Assistance with academic needs such as: authorized withdrawals, Deferred Assignments/exams
  • Resource information and referral for continued needs

Location and Hours:

  • 519 University Centre (Fort Garry Campus)
  • Services available on Bannatyne Campus upon request
  • Monday to Friday 9 am -5 pm
  • Appointments can be requested by calling (204-474-8196), emailing (jodie.schoenbeck@umanitoba.ca) or in person at the receptionist desk. All information provided in scheduling an appointment will be treated in a confidential manner.

 

Womyn's Centre
204-890-4079

A safe space for all Womyn, gender fluid, and non-gender conformist individuals; we offer free workshops, resources, and referral information.

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe space for disclosing and referral information.

Location and Hours:

  • 190 Helen Glass Centre
  • Hours vary. Members have regular access to the space (membership is free, members are provided with the door code and may access the space at any time). To connect with the services offered an individual can visit the space, email womynscoordinator@umsu.ca, or call 204-890-4079.

 

Rainbow Pride Mosaic (RPM)
204-890-4139

A safe space for all LGBTTQ* students and staff at the University of Manitoba

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe and respectful space to disclose and referral information.

Location and hours:

  • 190 Helen Glass Centre
  • 113 Helen Glass Building (Fort Garry Campus)
  • Open 9AM to 4PM during regular session (hours vary during summer session)
  • Appointments and more information can by requested by calling 204-890-4139 or email rpm@umsu.ca

 

Chaplains' Association
204-474-8721

The Chaplains Association supports the life of the whole University community with a focus on religious/spiritual needs and values.

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe and respectful space.
  • Counselling and spiritual care for students, faculty and staff from a faith perspective.
  • Referrals given to on campus services and off campus agencies.
  • Private appointments available upon request.

Location and Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • 102Y University Centre (General Office)
  • Additional Rooms 102X and 102E University Centre
  • Ken Stupak and Mark von Kampen

 

Indigenous Student Centre

Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, which is located on the second floor of Migizii Agamik Building.

Sexual Assault Services include:

  • Personal counseling supports specific to student situations, but the counselors will also make referrals as needed.

Location and hours:

  • Room 238-114 Sidney smith Street
  • Migizii Agamik Building
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

International Centre for Students
204-474-8501

The International Centre for Students (ICS) provides support for ALL University of Manitoba students: we offer programs and services to help international students before and after their arrival to ease their transition to Canada and we also provide programs and resources for internationally-minded students looking for opportunities both inside and outside of Canada.

Sexual Assault services include:

  • A safe space for disclosing and referral information

Location and Hours:

  • 541 University Centre
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Appointments with an International Student Advisor (or other ICS staff member) can be made by coming in person to the ICS offices at 541 University Centre or by calling 204-474-8501

 

Student Services at Bannaytne Campus
204-272-3190

A one-stop shop and centralized source of information about services and programs that maximize the success of students.

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe space for disclosure and referral to supports and services on campus.

Location and Hours:

• T245 Basic Science Building, Bannatyne Campus
• Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
• Drop by or telephone 204-272-3190
umanitoba/student/bannatyne

 

Student Accessibility Services
204-474-7423

SAS provides support and services for students with disabilities such as: hearing, injury-related, learning, mental health, medical, physical, visual or temporary disabilities. Disability related accommodations are based on a student's individual needs and the academic standards of the university program.

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe space for disclosure and referral to supports and services on campus.

Location and Hours:

 

Residence Life Office
204-474-7662

The Residence Life Office (RLO) provides service to all students currently living in residence.

Sexual assault services include:

  • A safe space for disclosure and referral information.

Location and Hours

  • #106-26 Maclean Crescent
  • Monday - Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. our receptionist can connect you with a residence life professional within 15 minutes.

 

OFF CAMPUS

Rainbow Resource Centre
204-474-0212, ext. 201

The Rainbow Resource Centre provides free and accessible counselling services, we offer both same-day / drop-in counselling and short-term counselling to the LGBTTQ* Community, Individuals, Couples and Families.

Sexual Assault services include:

  • The Rainbow Resource Centre is a safe space for disclosing and referral information.
  • Same-day appointments and short-term counselling available
  • LGBTTQ* Affirmative and feminist.
  • We provide referrals to other LGBTTQ* affirmative counselling and healthcare providers.

Location and Hours:

  • 170 Scott Street
  • Please call 204-474-0212 or e-mail counselling@rainbowresourcecentre.org if you would like to seek counselling at the Rainbow Resource Centre, or if you would like information about alternative LGBTT*-positive counselling services. To book a same-day appointment, please call the front desk (204-474-0212 ext 201) on a Monday between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. If the same-day appointments fill up, clients will be referred to Klinic Drop-In or be offered a one-time appointment during the week, dependent on counsellor availability. Please contact the front desk if you have any questions about this change. You can reach the front desk by emailing info@rainbowresourcecentre.org or by calling 204-474-0212 ext. 201.

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24/7 - U of M Security Services

 

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