COMMUNITY RESOURCES

ON CAMPUS:

Anti-Violence Project

Student Union Building, B027

SUPPORT LINE: 250-472-4388

OFFICE PHONE: 250-721-8080

The Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is committed to addressing and ending gender-based violence on campus and beyond.

Native Students Union

Student Union Building Room B023

PHONE: 250 472 4394

EMAIL: contact@uvicnsu.ca

The UVic Native Students Union is a student-run collective dedicated to supporting the Indigenous student community at the University of Victoria.

Society for Students with a Disability

Student Union Building Room B111

EMAIL: uvicssd@uvic.ca

The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) is an advocacy group, part of the Students’ Society (UVSS). They are led by self-identified students with disabilities.

Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)

UVic Student Union Building, B020

EMAIL: socc@uvss.ca

The Students of Colour Collective is an advocacy group of the University of Victoria’s Student Society for self identified persons of colour, mixed race, or indigenous heritage and seek to support and empower students of colour on and off campus in the struggle against colonial oppression founded on race, gender, class, language, and nationality.

UVic Pride

Student Union Building Room B010

EMAIL: contact@prideuvic.com

PHONE: (250) 472-4393

UVic Pride is an organization for all people who are queer, queer-positive, gender-variant and/or intersex. We strive to meet the needs of people who self-identify as queer (including but not limited to people who identify as Two Spirit, bisexual, lesbian, gay, asexual, demisexual, aromantic, and pansexual, as well as people who do not identify with these labels); trans people; those who are questioning their sexuality or gender; those who are struggling with concerns related to intersexuality; and supportive partners, friends, family members, and allies.

Equity and Human Rights Office

Sedgewick Building, C115

PHONE: 250-721-8488

UVic Sexualized Violence Prevention Office

Sexualized Violence Resource & Intake, Sedgewick Building, C119

PHONE: 250-721-8021

UVic Ombudsperson

Student Union Building, B205

PHONE: 250-721-8357

The ombuds office is an independent, impartial, and confidential resource for undergraduate and graduate students and other members of the University of Victoria community. 

University Health Services

Peterson Health Centre

PHONE: 250-721-6224

University Health Services (UHS) provides a full service primary health clinic for students, and coordinates healthy student and campus initiatives.

UVic Counselling Services

University Centre, B270

PHONE: 250-721-8341

Counselling Services can help you make the most of your university experience. They offer free professional, confidential, inclusive support to currently registered UVic students.

Campus Security

Campus Security Building (SEC), beside UVic Bookstore

24-HR CAMPUS SECURITY, FIRST AID, SAFEWALK: 250-721-7599

EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE: 250-721-8620

EMERGENCY INFORMATION UPDATES: www.uvic.ca or 1-888-721-8620 or CFUV 101.9 FM

OFF CAMPUS:

Island Sexual Health

PHONE: 250-592-3479

Private, non-judgmental, and supportive services surrounding all things sexual health related. Island Sexual Health has multiple locations around Victoria.

Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic

PHONE: 250-480-7338

Vancouver Island Womens Clinic is a specialty clinic that offers a range of services for women during your reproductive years, or the years from when your periods start until menopause.

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

201-3060 Cedar Hill Rd

SERVICE ACCESS LINE: 250-383-3232

PHONE: 250-383-5545

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. They are dedicated to supporting women and all Trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.

Trans Care BC

PHONE: 1-866-999-1514

Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour

University of Victoria Student Union Building, room B122

PHONE: 250-277-2545

EMAIL: info@sniwwoc.ca

Non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC, committed to the empowerment of women. SNIWWOC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of immigrant and indigenous communities. Their work is informed by a commitment to reproductive justice.

Victoria Women’s Transition House

100-3060 Cedar Hill Rd

24-HR CRISIS LINE: 250-385-6611

PHONE: 250-592-2927

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society collaborates, advocates and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence and abuse of women and children through supportive shelter, housing, counselling and other community-based services.

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI)

3rd Floor – Access Health Centre 713 Johnson St

PHONE 250-384-2366

TOLL FREE / INFOLINE 1-800-665-2437

HARM REDUCTION  3:00 – 10:00 pm daily

Services for people in our community living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), AIDS (autoimmune deficiency syndrome), HCV (hepatitis C virus), people who use drugs, trans folks, gay men, bisexual men, queer men and men who have sex with men are available across Vancouver Island.

Foundry, Victoria

818 Douglas Street

PHONE: 250-383-3552

EMAIL: office@foundryvictoria.ca

Foundry Victoria offers a range of wellness services for young people ages 12-24, including physical and mental health care, substance use supports, social services and peer support. Not sure what service or support you need? Just come in and talk with someone! We’ll work with you to determine what might be most helpful for your wellness needs.

Peers Victoria Resource Society

1-744 Fairview Road

PHONE: 250-388-5325

EMAIL: admin@peers.bc.ca

NIGHT OUTREACH: 250-744-0171

Peers Victoria is an innovative, multi-service grassroots agency that was established by, with, and for sex workers in 1995. Through direct service delivery and community partnerships, Peers provides an array of outreach and drop-in harm reduction and support services alongside education and employment training for current and former sex workers.

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

828 View Street​

PHONE: 250-361-3521

TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits, employment standards, and tenancy issues.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

231 Regina Avenue

PHONE: 250.384.3211

VNFC aims to to encourage and promote the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.

QMUNITY

QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. Check out the resources on their website, ranging from healthy relationships to gender-neutral language guides.

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Online information on sexual health (including STIs, STI testing, pregnancy, sex education, and more)

SUPPORT PHONELINES & ONLINE SPACES:

Youth Space

(for folks 30 years old and under)

TEXT: 778.783.0177

Providing emotional support for youth via texting and online chatting. Check out their website for their support hours.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

PHONE: 1-888-494-3888

CRISIS TEXT SERVICES: 250-800-3806

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is committed to providing accessible voice, text and chat crisis intervention and suicide prevention services, including postvention programs. Provides 24/7 support via phone, online, and text.

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights Phoneline

PHONE: 1-888-642-2725

24-hour confidential, toll-free information and referral line for all things related to sexual and reproductive health, including pregnancy options, and for referrals to clinics and hospitals that provide reproductive health services, including abortion, anywhere in Canada.

Mental Health Support and Information Line

PHONE: 310-6789 (no area code needed)

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal, 24 hours a day. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.