Harassment and discrimination

Your rights

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.

Statement on sexual violence

The Human Rights Office seeks to help maintain an environment of understanding, respect and trust.

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Victims of harassment and discrimination

At any time, you can contact the Harassment and Discrimination Officer at the Human Rights Office to discuss your concerns and get information, support and advice.

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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:

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