Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Violence


The University of Ottawa is committed to providing a learning and work environment free from discrimination, harassment and sexual violence and where everyone is treated respectfully.

The Human Rights Office at the University of Ottawa provides information and assistance to all members of the University community who may have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment or sexual violence. Services are confidential and impartial.

The Office also handles any complaints related to discrimination, harassment or sexual violence. Some complaints can be handled informally while other complaints can be handled formally. The Office can also refer individuals to other resources on campus and external resources.

If you or someone you know is dealing with discrimination, harassment or sexual violence, please feel free to email a discrimination and harassment prevention officer at the Human Rights Office.

Do you need help now?


Protection Services: 613-562-5499

Protection Services (Emergency): 613-562-5411

Police: 911

24 hour crisis response lines:

Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC):

  • 613-234-2266
  • TTY: 613-725-1657

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre: 613-562-2333

Center for Sexual Harassment and Assault (CALACS): 613-789-8096

Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit: 613-236-1222 x 2223



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