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Protection Services can locate you quickly in the event of an emergency 24/7.



Immediate help available

In Ontario

In Quebec

In Canada

  • Crisis Text Line – 24/7 (bilingual): text HOME to 686868 from anywhere in Canada; no need for a data plan or Internet connection (for French, text PARLER to the same number).
  • Crisis Services Canada 24/7 (bilingual): call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 (between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET) (English only).


Consult a list of resources if you are outside Canada.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Faculty and staff members may contact Shepell, the University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for 24/7 assistance either by phone at 1-844-880-9142 or through Shepell’s online services. The service is free and confidential.

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