Any member of the University community who has experienced sexual violence can access confidential assistance and support, accommodations, referrals and information from the Office of Student Affairs or Human Resources regardless of the time or place at which the sexual violence occurred.

Below are a list of on-campus and community resources for Capilano University students and employees.

Trauma-informed on-campus resources for students

Student Affairs

For students, or those supporting students, who have experienced harm:

Student Support Advisors are available to provide confidential support and advice, safety planning, accommodations, information on medical and reporting options, and assistance with referrals to on and off campus resources as needed.

The Student Support Advisors also works with the Indigenous Education and Affairs Office, as well as other campus resources to facilitate a safer pathway to disclose, report or foster healing. This could include traditional Indigenous wellness practices.

Student Support Advisors provide support for students – or those supporting students – who have been impacted by sexual violence.

They provide confidential support and advice, safety planning, accommodations, information on medical and reporting options, and assistance with referrals to on and off campus resources as needed.

The Student Support Advisor also works with the Indigenous Education and Affairs Office, as well as other campus resources to facilitate safer pathways to disclose, report or foster healing.

Student Support Advisor
Email: disclosures@capilanou.ca
Phone: 604 986 1911, ext 3578

This resource is also available for those who may have caused harm and are looking for a way forward.

Counselling Services is a free resource for Capilano University students and offers another option for ongoing emotional support and accommodations.

A Student Support Advisor can connect students with a counsellor and provide support to students who would like counselling services but are unsure of how to access this support and/or have any questions or concerns before meeting with a counsellor.

To book an appointment, email counselling@capilanou.ca or call 604 984 1744.

On-campus resources for employees

For employees – or those supporting employees – who have experienced harm:

Human Resources designates HR Business Partners to provide support, information, and external resources for employees who have been impacted by sexual violence.

Please ensure you contact the appropriate business partner for your department. 

Divina Rattan
Phone: 604 984 1721, ext. 1721
Email: divinarattan@capilanou.ca

Designated HR Business Partner for the faculty of Arts & Sciences, the faculty of Education, Health & Human Development, Student Success, Library, Center for Teach Excellence, AIP & CARS. 

Michelle Nalliah
Phone: 604 990 7940, ext. 7940
Email: michellenalliah@capilanou.ca

Designated HR Business Partner for the faculty of Business & Professional Studies, the faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, the faculty of Global & Community Studies, Continuing Education, and the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus.

Naz Fard
Phone: 604 990 7949, ext. 7949
Email: nazaninfard@capilanou.ca

Designated HR Business Partner for all staff, administrators, and exempt employees.

Other on-campus resources

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Well-Being Facilitator offers educational engagement opportunities to students, faculty, and staff on the topics of sexual violence prevention and response, consent, healthy relationships, and creating communities of care and respect.

They provide trainings tailored to fit specific department needs as well as information on the sexual violence policy and procedures.

For more information, or to connect with the facilitator to discuss what programs and resources may best support your needs, email wellbeing@capilanou.ca.

In a scenario where immediate crisis support is needed to prevent or interrupt harm as it is occurring, Campus Security is available 24/7.

Campus Security, North Vancouver Campus
Arbutus Building, room AR017
604 984 1763 

Paladin Security, Squamish Campus
604 296 3131

Suncoast Services, Sunshine Coast Campus
604 885 8384 (message centre)

Community resources

Listed alphabetically:

Provides support services and legal advocacy for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship, childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault. who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. Specific support groups for Black, Latina, LGBTQIA2S+, Indigenous, immigrant and refugee women.

Phone (24/7 Crisis and Intake): 1 855 687 1868
Text: 604 652 1867
Website: www.bwss.org/support

Provides treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse as well as support for significant-others and relatives of survivors.

Vancouver: 604 682 6482
Surrey: 778 222 6885
Email: victimservices@bc-malesurvivors.com
Website: www.bc-malesurvivors.com/for-survivors

Information about Community-Based Victim Services, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Stopping the Violence/Multicultural Outreach Programs in B.C.

Website: https://endingviolence.org/ 

Provides Stopping the Violence free counselling and support for families and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

Phone: 604 988 5281, ext. 226
Email: intake@familyservices.bc.ca
Website: www.familyservices.bc.ca

Provides free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault who are 13 years and older, inclusive of all genders and available to all residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay.

Their sexual assault response line is available to you 24/7 to provide non-judgmental support and information.

Phone: 604 924 7676
Website: Family Services of the North Shore - Sexual Assault Response Program

Provides trauma-informed medical and forensic care to individuals who have experienced recent sexual assault and or intentional relationship violence (accessible through the Emergency Department).

Phone: 604 953 4723
Website: Forensic Nursing Service - Surrey Memorial Hospital

Provides a directory of BIPOC therapists committed to supporting individuals who are BIPOC, queer, trans or engaging in sex work.

You can access support through the Healing in Colour website. 

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.

Call toll-free: 1 800 721 0066
Email: reception@irsss.ca
Website: www.irsss.ca

Provide confidential sexual and reproductive health services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. Their services include low-cost birth control, STI care, Pap screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling.

Phone: 604 731 4252 or 1 800 739 7367 (toll-free)

Provides individual and group counselling to women and transwomen who have experienced current or past relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age.

Phone: 604 331 1407, ext. 106 or 107
Email: stv@atira.bc.ca
Website: www.atira.bc.ca/what-we-do/program/stopping-the-violence-counselling

A 24/7 toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

Call or text: 1 800 563 0808
Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Website: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/victimlinkbc

All-female staff provide 24/7 forensic evidence collection (often known as a rape kit), pregnancy prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries and sexually transmitted infections, and emotional support.

Phone: 604 875 2424 (ask for Sexual Assault Services)

Provides 24/7 immediate crisis assistance and emotional support, information and referrals to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people. Their other services include but are not limited to one-to-one counselling, support for SANE kit collection, 3rd party reporting, and one-to-one, group and family counselling for self-identified family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Lower Mainland: 604 255 6344
National toll-free: 1 877 392 7583
Website: www.wavaw.ca

If you would like support navigating any of these resources, please connect with your Student Support Advisor at disclosures@capilanou.ca.


Have questions?

Office of Student Affairs

604 986 1911, ext. 3046
Library Building, room LB116