Harassment and discrimination
Whether you study or work at the University of Ottawa, it’s important to respect others and to feel respected in return. Your study or work environment definitely holds an important place in your life. If you feel that your rights are being violated or you’re experiencing harassment or discrimination, know that you can change this situation.
The Human Rights Office serves University of Ottawa students, support staff and faculty. It handles complaints of discrimination and harassment under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, with full impartiality. We strongly believe that raising awareness is the best way to prevent incidents.
If you, or someone you know, is dealing with a situation of harassment or discrimination, feel free to contact us. Our services are confidential and we make every effort to advise and assist you.
The Human Rights Office seeks to help maintain an environment of understanding, respect and trust.
Do you need help now?
Victims of aggression and sexual assault
You can reach Protection Services by dialling 613-562-5499 or in case of emergency by calling 613-562-5411 or you can contact the Police by calling 911.
For 24 hour crisis response please use the following crisis response lines:
- Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)
24 hours support line: 613-234-2266
- Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre: 613-562-2333
- Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit: 613-236-1222 x 2223