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

Trauma-informed on-campus resources

Student Affairs

Student Support Advisors are available to provide confidential information, support, safety planning, information on medical and reporting options, referrals to off campus resources as needed, and other services related to sexual violence.

The Student Support Advisor 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.

For those who have experienced harm:

Christine Baccus, Student Support Advisor

Email: disclosures@capilanou.ca
Phone: 604 986 1911, ext 3046

For those who may have caused harm:

Kara McDougall, Student Support Advisor

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

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Well-Being Facilitator offers educational engagement opportunities to students, staff, and faculty about sexual violence prevention, consent, and creating a community of care and respect. They can also tailor trainings to department needs as well as provide information on the sexual violence policy and procedures.

For more information or questions, you can email Shiayli Toni at wellbeing@capilanou.ca.

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

The 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.

Other on-campus resources

By contacting your HR Advisor, Human Resources can provide employees with information on support and safety options, receiving reports, and conduct investigations.

HR Main line: 604 986 1911, ext. 2098 or hr@capilanou.ca

Employees can also access Homewood Health for counselling support by calling 1 800 6631 142. This is a toll-free number available 24/7.

Campus Security is available 24/7 as immediate crisis support to interrupt or prevent harm as it is occurring.

North Vancouver Campus (Arbutus Building, room AR017): 604 984 1763 or securityguards@capilanou.ca

Squamish Campus: Paladin Security, 604 296 3131

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

Community resources

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

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

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

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 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

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)
Website: www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=1195

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 their website at www.healingincolour.com.

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

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

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