We understand that the academic year can be stressful for students, especially when dealing with personal and/or academic issues. You may be at risk of committing an academic offence(s) when trying to cope with challenging circumstances. Below is a list of academic and personal resources available for your transition through university.
University of Toronto Resources:
Offers services and academic accommodations to students who have a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition.
Contact: (905) 569-4699
Helps students develop lifelong career management skills. Services include: Job Postings, On-Campus Jobs, Career Fairs, Career Counselling, Workshops, Internships, Resume Critiques, Professional & Graduate School Sessions and more.
Contact: (905) 569-4652
Downtown Legal Services is both a community legal clinic and a clinical education program, operated by the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Contact: (416) 978-6447
Ontario's new helpline for post-secondary students offers professional counselling, mental health and addictions information, and connections to local resources.
Offers personal counselling, group counselling and psychiatric care to assist students experiencing a wide range of challenges.
Contact: (905) 828-5255
Offers services, transitional programming, and a place to call home for both international and internationally-minded students studying at UTM.
Contact: (905) 569-4716
The Office of Student Affairs and Services has created a new Mental Health Supports Website. It assists students, faculty, and staff—wherever they now live—with finding the appropriate wellness resources and to connect with meaningful forms of support. The website organizes mental health resources by category and location, noting instances where the University of Toronto shares support services with the larger community.
U of T My SSP provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are.
Ongoing support is available over the phone in 146 languages. Immediate support is available over the phone in 35 languages and over chat in simplified Chinese, English, French and Spanish.
Accommodates a variety of spiritual and faith-based practices, and encourages interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students.
Contact: (416) 946-3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers a full range of workshops, seminars and individual consultations to help UTM students identify and develop the skills they need for success in their studies
Contact: (905) 828-3858
Provides advice, support, and guidance to students undergoing academic discipline proceedings. Contact: (905) 569-4676
This website provides helpful information about UofT's expectations in academic writing, including useful tips on researching, editing, and referencing.
Peel & GTA Resources:
Offers crisis intervention for adults experiencing a mental health crisis in the Greater Toronto Area.
Contact: (416) 929-5200
Offers confidential professional counselling, referrals, and information to youth under the age of 20.
Offers a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line (and TTY) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Sunday-Friday 4pm - 9:30pm
Contact: (416) 962-9688
Offers 24-hour mobile crisis response to individuals 16 years of age and older. This services includes a 24-hour crisis telephone line, 24-hour mobile crisis team, and follow-up, short-term counselling as required. Psychiatric consultation is accessed as needed.
Contact: (905) 278-9036
A 24-hour anonymous and confidential crisis line for anyone who needs a non-judgemental listening ear or emotional support.
See website for a contact number in your city.
Offers assessments and counselling to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis (e.g. suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, family crisis).
Contact: (905) 848-7100
Offers 24-hour immediate crisis intervention to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstances in the Peel community.
Contact: (905) 568-1068