Sexual Violence Resource Centre
Sexual violence affects people of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, abilities and relationship statuses. At UM, we are committed to ensuring a respectful work and learning environment and a safe and inclusive campus community where survivors of sexual violence receive the supports they need to succeed both academically and personally.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call campus security at 204-474-9341 and/or call 911.
For immediate 24/7 sexual violence support, call the Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1‑888‑292‑7565.
Sexual Violence Resource Centre
The Sexual Violence Resource Centre (SVRC) provides support, education, resources and referral services for any student, faculty or staff member who has been affected by sexual violence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and would benefit from support, the SVRC can help.
Supports offered at the SVRC are trauma-informed and survivor-centred. Anybody from the UM community can make an appointment with the centre: those who have experienced sexual violence themselves, or those who want to support someone who has. We can help with assessing needs, clarifying options, identifying next steps, and coordinating a plan to support you. From helping people find alternate living arrangements, to assistance in finding employment, course accommodation and food security, the SVRC is available to provide practical help to those who need it. Please contact SVRC staff to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. All services offered by the SVRC are confidential.
The SVRC also provides sexual violence prevention and education initiatives to the UM campus, including the Sexual Violence Awareness Course, Bringing in the Bystander, Responding to Disclosures, and others.
Education and resources
Whether you've experienced any form of sexual violence or want to get informed about the topic, explore these resources to learn more.
Bringing in the Bystander workshops
Bringing in the Bystander is an effective in-person, interactive prevention workshop that is based on the concept that all community members have a role to play in preventing sexual violence.
Responding to Sexual Violence Disclosures workshops
Designed to give faculty, staff and students the knowledge and skills to respond to disclosures in an effective, compassionate, supportive, and consistent way, this workshop walks participants through key elements and guidelines to responding to a disclosure of sexual violence and making appropriate referrals.
Province of Manitoba Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program
Caring for your mental health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. AbilitiCBT is a new digital therapy program from Morneau Shepell, available to all Manitobans experiencing low to mid symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic.
A Path Forward – Responding to Sexual Violence at UM
In 2018, UM commissioned an independent report to help objectively guide the university’s approach to addressing Sexual Violence. The report provided 43-recommendations and has taken many steps toward accomplishing all of the recommendations in the report. You can track that progress here.