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Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre

The Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre serves all members of the York community, students, faculty and staff. Anyone who is experiencing sexual harassment, or anyone who thinks what they are experiencing could be sexual harassment based on their gender or sexual orientation, should drop in to the Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre. The Centre offers advice, ensures confidentiality and provides a supportive atmosphere. No action will be taken unless the complainant requests it. The two advisers at the Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre are available to give workshops on sexual harassment and related issues to colleges, residences and Faculties. There is a small library which students, staff and faculty are welcome to draw upon.

An ongoing project of SHEACC's is the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line (SASSL). SASSL is a peer support telephone line, which provides referrals and support to callers on a 24-hour basis. The crisis line number is 416-650-8056 and the information line is 416-736-2100 ext. 40345. The line is closed on University holidays with a message providing alternative crisis line numbers. SASSL is in the process of developing into a service for the York Community in its own right.

The Centre also works collaboratively with the University Complaints Centre and local complaints officers in the colleges and Faculties. The advisers, Dale Hall and Siobhan McEwan, aim to ensure that concerns expressed by all members of the community are addressed with sensitivity and fairness.

The Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre is located in the Centre for Human Rights and Equity, 108 Central Square (next to south exit doors of Central Square) and is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, or in the evening by appointment. When the centre is closed, telephone messages may be left at 416-736-5500.


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