The Human Rights Office serves the entire University community. Our officers are here to listen in confidence and will do everything they can to provide you with the advice and guidance you need.
A consultation involves a conversation between a party and a discrimination and harassment prevention officer. This discussion allows the officer to provide information on our services so the party can make informed choices about a complaint and dispute resolution options. During a consultation, the party is invited to share their perspective on the situation so that the officer can help the party identify possible options for resolving the conflict.
Coaching is a one-on-one approach between a trained conflict coach and an individual aimed at helping the individual develop the skills and confidence needed to resolve future conflicts on their own. Coaching is a voluntary process involving a series of meetings tailored to the individual’s situation and experience. Each session is focused on a set of goals and uses a guided process that can help the individual resolve a specific conflict or improve their conflict resolution skills.
Facilitation is a process during which parties voluntarily work towards a resolution with the help of an impartial facilitator, who guides an open and honest dialogue between the parties. The facilitator does not force the parties to accept a particular resolution but rather allows participants to maintain control of a difficult conversation while guiding them to communicate more effectively and move forward towards an agreement.
Staff education and training is an important element in creating a high-performing organization that makes the most of its human resources. The Human Rights Office provides training to help members of the University community reach their individual goals and to help the University achieve its organizational goals. The Office provides a variety of training programs in accessibility, harassment and discrimination and diversity and inclusion.
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Protection Services: 613-562-5499
Protection Services (Emergency): 613-562-5411
24 hour crisis response lines:
Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC):
- 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