! Call 911 in case of crisis or emergency

In Case of Emergency

Otherwise, please contact:

Personal Counselling Services at York University

Students on campus who do not require medical attention and are in crisis or in serious distress can drop in to Personal Counselling Services (PCS) and request to speak to a counsellor on call. PCS is located in Counselling & Disability Services (CDS) in N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services, and can also be reached by phone at 416-736-5297. See http://pcs.info.yorku.ca/in-case-of-crisis/ for more information.

Hours of operation are 9am to 4:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday* and 9am to 7pm on Tuesday.
*Throughout June, July and August, Personal Counselling Services (PCS) is closed from 12pm to 1pm each day and we are closed at 3:30pm on Fridays

On-campus Resources

Student Success and Wellness Counselling

Experienced mental health counsellors are available at the law school to provide JD and International LLM OPD students with individual short-term counselling, information, and referrals relating to mental health and well-being. All services are free and confidential.

Students can see a Student Success and Wellness Counsellor by booking a Mental Health Counselling appointment through MyCareer.

Location: JD mental health counselling is located at IKB 1012 (Osgoode Hall Law School, Keele Campus), and International LLM OPD counselling is located at IKB 4032 (Osgoode Hall Law School, Keele Campus).
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Confidential Peer Support

The Osgoode Peer Support Centre is a student volunteer-driven service for Osgoode students seeking a positive space and a supportive individual to speak with about social, academic, financial, relationship, sexual orientation, discrimination, and other personal stressors.

For more information, contact opsc@osgoode.yorku.ca.

The Osgoode Survivors Peer Support Network provides support to female and trans identifying students who are survivors of sexual violence.

For more information, contact osgoodesurvivors@gmail.com.

Personal Counselling Services


  • Offered to all York University students including Osgoode students
  • Provides short-term individual, crisis, couple, and group counselling services

For more information, visit N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services or call 416-736-5297.

Hours of operation are 9am to 4:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday* and 9am to 7pm on Tuesday.
*Throughout June, July and August, Personal Counselling Services (PCS) is closed from 12pm to 1pm each day and we are closed at 3:30pm on Fridays

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Line & Leadership (SASSL)


  • SASSL is a student-run organization offering support to survivors of sexual assault, as well as their friends and family
  • Offers a listening ear, information and referrals over the phone or in person, with a 24-hour crisis phone line and walk-in location at the Student Centre, York University Room B449
  • Phone: Crisis Line 416.650.8056; Office Line 416.736.2100 ext 40345
  • Hours: Crisis Line: 24/7 during the fall and winter terms; Office Line: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5pm
  • Crisis line is 416-650-8056.
  • Office line is 416-736-2100 ext.40345.
  • Email contact is sassl@yorku.ca.


The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University


The Centre for Women and Trans People at York offers free, confidential peer support services for women and trans people on campus and in the larger community. You can drop in to make and appointment to meet with a staff member and gain support.

Located in Room 322 in the Student Centre at York University. Phone: (416)736-2100 x 33484. Email contact is cwtpyork@gmail.com. Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 10am – 5:30pm

Centre of Aboriginal Student Services


The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services supports the Aboriginal Community on campus in a number of ways, including:

  • Providing culturally-appropriate support services to the Aboriginal student population
  • Liaison, advocacy and referrals to on/off-campus resources
  • Liaison with First Nation Communities, Aboriginal agencies and organizations
  • Providing information about educational assistance, funding procedures and guidelines
  • Education and awareness regarding Aboriginal culture, issues and services to all students, faculty and staff.

Located at 246 York Lanes. Hours of Operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30.

Phone: 416-736-5571



Yoga, Health, and Fitness

Yoga at Osgoode

During the fall and winter academic terms, yoga class is offered weekly to Osgoode students on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 in the Helliwell Centre IKB 1014 (Keele Campus). Stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Please bring your own yoga mat. All levels welcome! Free of charge. No registration – drop in.

Mindfulness Meditation with the Healthy Students Initiative

Free drop-in daily meditation classes are offered to York students throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.
Their program can be found at http://healthystudentinitiative.com/

Mindfulness Meditation at York University Psychology Clinic

Do you want to reduce stress more effectively and cultivate creativity, attentiveness and tranquility? The York University Psychology Clinic is now offering three meditation programs to choose from, including an online program.

Gain the support of group meditation with on-the-spot instruction and help keep your brain healthier by practicing mindfulness meditation.

For more information, email yupc@yorku.ca.

To register for any of the following three meditation programs, visit the York University Psychology Clinic website for each program’s registration form.

Community Resources

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


  • CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health.
  • Some service offerings that require referrals:
    • Access & Transitions Program: Consolidates entry points into CAMH, aligning the Emergency Department along with crisis clinic entry points to reduce delays in accessing services.
    • Complex Mental Illness Program: Services specializing in clients with serious and persistent mental illness, including Schizophrenia and Forensics, are under common leadership with those units for clients needing highly acute care and rehabilitation.
    • Ambulatory and Structured Treatments Program: Provides care for clients whose treatments are largely delivered on an outpatient or a scheduled basis such as in Addictions, Mood and Anxiety, and Women’s services, including structured treatments such as our 28-day programs or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
    • Underserved Populations Program: Serves smaller, strategic populations and develops partnerships and initiatives for children and youth, seniors and people with dual diagnosis (i.e. both a developmental delay and mental health problem).
  • Some Service Offerings that Do NOT require physician referral:
    • Addictions Services Assessment – http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/care_program_and_services/addiction_programs/Pages/addiction_programs.aspx
    • Metro Addiction Assessment Referral Service (MAARS)
    • Problem Gambling Treatment Services
    • Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) Clinic

Sheena’s Place


Sheena’s Place, located in downtown Toronto, is a centre offering group support for individuals struggling with Eating Disorders, as well as support for family, friends, and partners who have a loved one struggling with an Eating Disorder. Individuals do not require a referral or a diagnosis to attend groups at Sheena’s Place. All groups at Sheena’s Place are offered free of charge.

Location: 87 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

Telephone: 416-927-8900

Fax: 416-927-8844

Email: info@sheenasplace.org

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

TRCC/MWAR operates on principles of mutual respect and anti-oppression. We believe survivors of sexual violence are experts in their own healing. Together we work toward creating a thriving community, empowering survivors of all races, classes, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and spiritualities

Services provided:

  • 24 Hour crisis line phone counselling, call 416-597-8808
  • In person, one—to—one counselling sessions, Monday—Friday. Evening appointment available. Call 416-597-1171
  • Public Education and workshops; presentations on sexual violence, rape, incest, sexual harassment, anti-violence, anti– oppression in house workshops
  • Court support, advocacy and accompaniment, Intervention and consultations around issues relating to family law, criminal justice system, refugee/immigration, medical and other government related agencies.
  • Prison support: provide in person support and phone support services for women in conflict with the law
  • Information and referral: we offer referrals to counselling, health, legal clinics and other government / community agencies.
  • Latin American Women’s Program: provide centere’s services in spanish. To book an appointment with a spanish speaking counsellor. Call 416-597-1171 ext 228. email lawp@trccmwar.ca
  • Support groups for survivors of sexual violence


Crisis Line: 416-597-8808

Business: 416-597-1171

Fax: 416-597-9648

Email: trcc@web.net

Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy

Offers a therapy referral service to the general public. Anyone may call the Institute to request an appointment with a TIRP student or recent graduate. Institute staff respond to all calls sensitively and confidentially.

Eligibility for Services: Open to public

Location: 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R 3G5

Phone: 416.465.2392

Email: registrar@tirp.ca

Visit Website: http://www.tirp.ca/therapy.html

Provincial Resources

Law Student Member Assistance Program funded by and independent of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)


  • A variety of free and confidential 24/7 support services are available, including confidential short term counselling for Ontario law students and their immediate family members and  ”referrals for specialized addictions, sexual assault and psychiatric diagnoses ”
  • Other service offerings include e-counselling, health and wellness companion, access to the health library, child and eldercare resources, and interactive learning courses

Register at 1-855-403-8922 or online to receive services.

The Member Assistance Program is strictly independent of the Law Society of Upper Canada and does not share any identifying or confidential information with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

ConnexOntario Helplines


Offers free, confidential province-wide health services information and referrals via 24-hour helplines for people experiencing problems with mental illness, alcohol and drugs, or gambling. Funded by the Government of Ontario.

Location: N/A


ConnexOntario Mental Health Helpline, 1-866-531-2600

ConnexOntario Drug and Alcohol Helpline, 1-800-565-8603

ConnexOntario Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-230-3505

Email:  See website for contact forms.

Hours:  N/A



A non-profit initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families; offers a wide selection of fact sheets and assessments for adults and children.

Comprehensive list of online screening tools that may help identify whether further assistance might be required. Note that this does not replace seeking help from a health professional. Screening tools for adults include: alcohol, gambling or substance use problems, anxiety disorders,  social anxiety, ADHD in adults, Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder and depression, schizophrenia and psychosis, sleep problems and disorders, eating disorders, domestic violence, and general mental health, among others.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: 1-888-486-8236 [toll-free]

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario


Offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Provides drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Online assessment, “Check Up From The Neck Up”, can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Note that this does not replace seeking appropriate medical advice.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: 1-888-486-8236 [toll-free]

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Sexual Health, Sexual Orientation and Relationships Infoline


  • Province-wide free anonymous service staffed by professional, multidisciplinary, and multicultural counsellors who offer assistance in different languages
  • Counselling for:
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Pre-test and post-test options
    • Information and referral to point of care HIV Rapid Test sites province-wide
    • Safer sex activities
    • Risk assessment
    • STIs
    • Birth control options
    • Emergency contraception
    • Sexuality
    • Relationship concerns
    • Pregnancy and options
    • Sexual orientation
    • Issues related to harm reduction, including injection drug use and needle exchange programs
  • To speak to one of the counsellors, please call:
    Toll free: 1-800-668-2437
    Local: 416-392-2437
    The Mainline 1-800-686-7544
    The mainline deals with issues related to harm reduction, injection drug use, and needle exchange programs.
    Fax: 416-392-0716
  • Hours of operation
    Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Weekends: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on statutory holidays.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres – Online Resource


Online resource offering some online resources for survivors. Also provides community-based referrals to rape crisis centres in Ontario. All centres provide free and confidential counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence. Services may include face-to-face counselling, a 24-hour crisis line, group counselling, assistance navigating legal proceedings, information on other community resources, and information and support for partners, families and friends of survivors.


Online Resource [see specific referrals for location, contact and hours]

Phone: N/A

Email:  Visit website for contact form.

Hours:  N/A

Academic Accommodations

Extensions and Deferrals

Final exams and assignments

Requests for extensions for final papers and final exam deferrals are made by filling out the extension/deferral request form found on MyOsgoode. Submit your request to the Office of Admissions and Student Services before the deadline or exam date. Supporting documentation is required.

Mid-term exams and assignments

For exams and assignments due during the academic term, contact Mya Bulwa, Assistant Dean, Students at mbulwa@osgoode.yorku.ca. Supporting documentation is required.

Academic Accommodations

Students who have or will be getting a mental health diagnosis may be eligible for academic accommodations, including access to lecture notes or audio recordings, extended time on exams, or flexible assignment deadlines. These accommodations are assessed and recommended by Mental Health Disability Services, Counselling & Disability Services at York University. Mental health disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, GAD, social phobia, panic attacks, PTSD)
  • schizophrenia
  • eating disorders

Step 1: Contact Mental Health Disability Services (Website: http://mhds.info.yorku.ca/) at Counselling and Disability Services (CDS) at York University for more information on the disability accommodation process at York University. Medical documentation verifying the mental health diagnosis is required.

Phone: 416-736-5297

Location: N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services.

Hours of operation are 9am to 4:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 9am to 7pm – Tuesday.

Step 2: Once you register with Mental Health Disability Services and receive your academic accommodations package outlining the accommodations you require, contact Osgoode’s Academic Programs and Records Manager Nancy Sperling so that your accommodations can be confidentially implemented at Osgoode. Nancy can be reached at nsperling@osgoode.yorku.ca or by phone at 416-650-8182. All communications and services are confidential.