Resources and Policies

Resources

If you require emergency medical assistance, please call 911

Thunder Bay:

On campus support

Security Services provide emergency Support, Disclose and Report, they also provide safe walk
They will also help you navigate the process for support and create a safety plan for you
according to your needs.

Phone: 807-343-8569

NOTE: If you are in the Residence, you can also use the in-house phone and hit the security
button on your room phone or if you are near by the Emergency Tower, please hit the call button
to reach security services.

Student Health and Wellness Center offers health care, counselling and wellness programming

Phone: 807-343-8361
Website

Indigenous Student Services Centre offers a culturally supportive environment to all Indigenous
students who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit, and Métis. They provide academic services,
cultural services and their individual services to students which includes:

  • personal, academic, and transitional support such as housing, daycare, or other needs
  • ISS Peer Mentor Program
  • Workshops on healthy living and mental health
  • On and off-campus service information sessions and referrals

Phone: 343-8010 ext. 8072
Website

The Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE) is an arms-length office that is responsible for overseeing all human rights and equity related issues as well as matters surrounding sexual violence at Lakehead University as experienced by students, faculty, staff and visitors to both Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.

They will provide supports survivors or a witness to Sexual and Gender based violence (Please feel safe and supported should you wish to disclose).

They will also support if you receive a disclosure of SGBV and need tools, advice or information to support a survivor or yourself, if you wish to receive more education on SGBV prevention and if you are engaged in a complaint of SGBV.

Phone:  807-346-7765
Email: sv.hre@lakeheadu.ca
Website

Off campus support

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (SA/DVTC) is situated in Thunder Bay

Regional Health Sciences Center; emergency Department will registered survivor and will provide support with minimum delay by a duty nursing/medical staff and the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Nurse (SA/DV).

Supports: Medical needs, psychosocial treatment, follow up care. No counselling.
Phone: 807-684-6751
Website

Thunder Bay Police Non-Emergency Department will assist you to inquire anonymously how to
navigate the process of reporting an assault/harassment.

Phone: 807-684-1200

Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse Center provides the information, support, and counselling

Phone: 807-345-0894
They also provide 24-hour crisis line 807-344-4502
Website

Assaulted Women’s Helpline offer 24h hour crisis phone and chat support in over 200 languages.  They do not have a local office in Thunder Bay.

Phone: 1-866-863-0511
Website

Talk4Healing is a culturally-grounded confidential helpline for Indigenous women. You can talk, text or chat online.

Phone: 1-855-554-HEAL
Website

Northwestern Ontario Women’s Center provides support for women who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing physical and/or sexual violence or coercive control by a partner, family member or acquaintance.

Ph. 807-935-8042
Email: navigator@nwowc.org
Website

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. They available provide services for 24/7.

Experienced and culturally competent Help Line counsellors can help if you: Individual crisis intervention, counselling if you are in distress, have emotional reactions to present and past trauma Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French.

On request, telephone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibwa, and Inuktitut.

Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Online chat is also available
Website

Support services for male survivors of sexual abuse Provides support for male survivors of sexual violence both recent and historical. It is a 24 hours crisis and referral hotline, individual and group counselling, peer support, phone and online counselling. The also assist with referrals to other appropriate community support services to meet other long-term needs that clients may have.

Phone: 1-866-887-0015
Website

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault (Thunder Bay Counseling) Provides counselling and support service for men 16 and over, who experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault. They also provide counseling for family members of male survivors.
Phone: 1-888-204-2221 / 807-684-1880
Website

Orillia:

 On campus support

Security Services provide emergency Support, Disclose and Report, they also provide safe walk. They will also help you navigate the process for support and create a safety plan for you according to your needs.

Phone: 705-330-4028 (Simcoe Hall)
705-330-4027 (Heritage place)

NOTE: If you are in the Residence you can also use the in-house phone and hit the security
button on your room phone or if you are near by the Emergency Tower please hit the call button
to reach security services.

Student Health and Wellness Center offers health care, counselling and wellness programming
Phone: 705-330-4010 Ext. 2116
Website

The Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE) is an arms-length office that is responsible for
overseeing all human rights and equity related issues as well as matters surrounding sexual
violence at Lakehead University as experienced by students, faculty, staff and visitors to both
Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.

They will provide supports survivors or a witness to Sexual and Gender based violence (Please feel safe and supported should you wish to disclose). They will also support if you receive a disclosure of SGBV and need tools, advice or information to support a survivor or yourself, if you wish to receive more education on SGBV prevention and if you are engaged in a complaint of SGBV.

Phone: 807-346-7765
Email: sv.hre@lakeheadu.ca
Website

 Off campus support

The Regional Sexual Assault Treatment Centre , Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia. provides confidential sexual assault care and treatment options.

Phone: 705-327-9155
Toll-free: -877-377-7438
Website

Orillia Ontario Police Provincial Police (OPP) Non-Emergency Department will assist you to inquire anonymously how to navigate the process of reporting an assault/harassment.

Phone: 705-326-3536

Athena’s Sexual Assault Counselling & Advocacy Centre Support for women identified individuals 16 years of age and older who have experienced sexual abuse as children and/or as adults. They also provide 24-hour telephone crisis line.

Phone: 705-737-2008 or 1-800-987-0799
Website

Assaulted Women’s Helpline offer 24h hour crisis phone and chat support in over 200 languages.  They do not have a local office in Orillia.

Phone: 1-866-863-0511
Website

Talk4Healing is a culturally-grounded confidential helpline for Indigenous women. You can talk, text or chat online.

Phone: 1-855-554-HEAL
Website

Green Haven Shelter (Community Outreach Services) are available to women and children experiencing violence within the community. Clients do not need to be residents of Green Haven Shelter for Women to connect with services and programs. Community Outreach Team meets with self-identifying women with or without dependent children experiencing violence one on one or in group environments and in a safe location.

Outreach Team Phone: 705-329-2806
24-hour crisis line; Ph. 705-327-7319 or Email: crisis@ghws.ca
Website

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. They available provide services for 24/7.

Experienced and culturally competent Help Line counsellors can help if you:

Individual crisis intervention, counselling if you are in distress, have emotional reactions to present and past trauma

Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibwa, and Inuktitut.

Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Online chat is also available at hopeforwellness.ca
Website

Support services for male survivors of sexual abuse Provides support for male survivors of sexual violence both recent and historical. It is a 24 hours crisis and referral hotline, individual and group counselling, peer support, phone and online counselling. The also assist with referrals to other appropriate community support services to meet other long-term needs that clients may have.

Phone: 1-866-887-0015
Website

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County-Barrie Office (Multilingual) Provides counselling and support service for men 16 and over, who experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault. They also provide counseling for family members of male survivors.

Ph. 1-888-726-2503/ 705-726-2503
Website

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