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In Case of Emergency

The Gerstein Centre offers crisis intervention to adults living in the City of Toronto who experience mental health problems. All services are free of charge and can be accessed through the Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Line: 416-929-5200.

Otherwise, please contact Counselling and Psychological Services

Phone: 416-978-8070

Website: http://caps.utoronto.ca/Hours-and-Appointments.htm

Location on Campus:

214 College Street, Main Floor, Room 111
Koffler Student Services Centre
M5T 2Z9

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (September to June)

Summer Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tuesday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (July & August)

On-campus Resources

Faculty of Law Personal Support Online Resources & CAPS Counselling


This service provides help with coping with illness and injury, family and relationship issues, mental health concerns, pregnancy, and disability.

Online resource offering information and referrals to programs and resources available at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, or within the community. The Faculty of Law-specific resources include a downloadable PDF handout on coping with stress at law school.

A professional counsellor from CAPS (Counselling and Psychological Services at U of T) is also available at the law school once a week. Please contact CAPS or Sara-Marni Hubbard, Student Programs Coordinator for more information.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto Law Students

Phone: 416-978-4908

Email: sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca

Assistant Dean, Students & Student Programs Coordinator


The Assistant Dean, Students can provide guidance about troubling academic or personal problems and other issues concerning the student experience at the Faculty; provides referrals to additional available resources both on-campus and off-campus. Can assist with academic program adjustments required to accommodate personal circumstances, such as mental illness. Acts as the liaison for students who wish to apply for academic accommodations before the Student Accommodations Committee (SAC) or who wish to seek an appeal from the SAC.

The Student Programs Coordinator develops and implements programs that assist in maintaining student mental health and well-being at the law school. Can also provide guidance and referrals to mental health resources available at the law school, online, on-campus and off-campus.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto Law Students

Phone (Assistant Dean, Students): 416-948-5793

Email (Assistant Dean, Students): judith.mccormack@utoronto.ca

Phone (Student Programs Coordinator): 416-978-4908

Email (Student Programs Coordinator): sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca

Location: 84 Queen’s Park, Flavelle House, 2nd Floor

Hours: Contact for appointment

Students’ Law Society Equity Officers


As part of a broader equity-seeking portfolio, the two SLS Equity Officers can refer students to appropriate programs, to the Assistant Dean, Students and the Student Accommodations Committee (SAC). Primarily act as a voice of advocacy for general student concerns regarding equity at the law school.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto Law students


84 Queen’s Park

Flavelle House, Basement

Email: sls.law@utoronto.ca

Hours: Contact by email to arrange appointment

First Nations House and Elder-in-Residence Program


Provides culturally-relevant support and services for personal growth, leadership development and academic success to Aboriginal students and the general university community; support, guidance and teachings available from Elders and Traditional Teachers; serves as a link to the broader Aboriginal community in Toronto.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students; University of Toronto Law students (Elder-in-Residence program at the Faculty of Law)


563 Spadina Avenue

North Borden Building, 3rd Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 416-978-8227

General Email: fnh.info@utoronto.ca

Elder-in-Residence Email: cat.criger@utoronto.ca (Cat Criger, Elder-in-Residence, Faculty of Law)

Counselling and Psychological Services


Offers individual psychotherapy, assault counselling, pharmacotherapy, consultations, and events and workshops. Also includes online resources on mental health concerns such as anxiety, disordered eating, problems with sleep, substance abuse, psychosis, etc.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students

Phone: 416-978-8070

Location on Campus:

214 College Street, Main Floor, Room 111
Koffler Student Services Centre
M5T 2Z9

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (September to June)

Summer Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tuesday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm (July & August)

Campus Chaplains Association


For guidance on faith-related or spiritual matters, or to discuss personal problems with a member of your faith, contact the Campus Chaplains Association. Their pastoral leaders are from a wide range of faiths and religious backgrounds – including Buddhist, Christian denominations, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Sikh, and so on. Available to all U of T students.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students


The Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice

3rd floor, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave.

Hours: Visit website to book appointment

Centre for International Experience


Provides one-on-one support through Transition Advisors to ensure that international students are receiving support in their new environment. Topics covered including adjusting to a new country and culture, building a new community, academics, and so on. Available on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Erika Bailey is the current Transition Advisor for Graduate-Level Programs.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students


33 St. George St., Room 204 (appointments available at other locations around campus)

Phone: 416-978-1754 (Transition Advising Office)

Email: e.bailey@utoronto.ca (Erika Bailey – Transition Advisor, Graduate-Level Programs)

Hours: Drop-in hours and locations vary.  Visit website to confirm, or book appointment

Sexual Education and Peer Counselling Centre (SEC)


Free service that provides information on all aspects of human sexuality in a comfortable and welcoming on-campus environment. Offers educational programs and a peer counselling and referral service dealing with any concerns directly or indirectly related to human sexuality or relationships. LGBTQ-supportive environment. Website also includes directory of relevant on-campus, off-campus and online resources.


21 Sussex Avenue, Unit 612

Phone: 416-978-8732

Email: sex.ed@utoronto.ca

Hours: Monday –  Friday: 10 am – 7 pm [Fall/Winter semester only]


Yoga, Health, and Fitness

The Multi-Faith Centre – Drop-in Meditation, Yoga, Tai-Chi Classes

Offers weekly meditation, tai chi and yoga drop-in classes free of charge to all U of T students. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. Classes run in a variety of locations around U of T St. George campus, including at the Multi-Faith Centre.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students

Location: 569 Spadina Avenue, Koffler House, 3rd Floor

Regular Hours: Wednesday at 4:10 pm for drop-in; visit website to confirm locations and times of specific classes

Website: http://www.multifaith.utoronto.ca/Events-And-Programs/Basic-Meditation-and-Classes.htm


Athletic Centre

Contains seven gyms, three pools (including the only Olympic-sized pool in downtown Toronto), a strength and conditioning centre, indoor track, dance studio, cardio machines, tennis and squash courts and steam rooms.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students (membership included in student fees)

Location: 55 Harbord St

Phone: 416-978-3436

Website: http://www.physical.utoronto.ca/FacilitiesAndMemberships/Athletic_Centre.aspx

Hart House

Open 365 days a year and located downtown on the University of Toronto campus, the Hart House Fitness Centre features an art deco pool, squash courts, multi-level fitness facilities, suspended indoor track and a variety of spaces for everything from basketball to archery.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students (membership included in student fees)

Location: 7 Hart House Circle

Phone: 416.978.2452

Email: inquiries@harthouse.ca

Website: http://harthouse.ca/fitness/

Health Services

Confidential, student-centered OHIP-covered health care by appointment and drop-ins. Including comprehensive medical care, travel medicine and education, immunization, and referrals for specialized treatment. The multidisciplinary health team includes family physicians,registered nurses, a dietician, and support staff.

Eligibility for Services: University of Toronto students

Location: 214 College Street, 2nd Floor

Regular Hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Summer Hours: Monday Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Phone: 416-978-8030

Website: http://healthservice.utoronto.ca/Main.htm

Email: healthask@mail.studentlife.utoronto.ca

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

Phone: 416-927-8900

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 center’s services in Spanish. To book an appointment with a Spanish-speaking counsellor, call 416-597-1171 ext 228 or email lawp@trccmwar.ca
  • Support groups for survivors of sexual violence

Crisis Line: 416-597-8808

General Phone: 416-597-1171

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.

Location: 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Phone: 416.465.2392

Email: registrar@tirp.ca

The 519 (519 Church Street Community Centre)


Focussing on the LGBTQ community, provides a range of services and support, including up to six free visits with a professionally trained and supervised Volunteer Counsellor. If longer term counselling or a group would be helpful, a referral to an affordable service will be provided. Due to increased demand, there may be a wait of up to 1-2 months for the first appointment.

Location: 519 Church Street, Toronto

Phone: 416-392-6874 [Anyone wishing to speak with a counsellor should call 416.392.6878 ext. 4000 and leave a message. The Counselling Program Coordinator will return your call in order to set up an appointment.]

Email: info@the519.org


Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto Branch


Online resources to assist in maintaining mental health (including assessments and tests) and understanding mental illness. Also offers online referral services to Toronto-based assistance: psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, self-help groups; other community services; crisis services, or resources for caregivers, family, employers, newcomers or youth.

Location: Online resource. See referrals page for location, contact and hours of referred resources

Email: info@cmha-toronto.net

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


The Assistant Dean, Students is available to meet with students to discuss ways we may be able to create some flexibility in the program to accommodate particular circumstances.


The student will need to apply to the Academic Standing Committee through the office of the Associate Dean, or the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies for permission to write a deferred examination.

Academic Accommodations

Students with learning and/or physical disabilities may be eligible for accommodations regarding exams. This may include being given extra time, access to special exam-taking software (to address sight impairment), etc. Students requiring accommodations due to disabilities must work with Accessibility Services.

Step 1:
Choose a Registration Package that best describes your disability or the difficulties that you are having with learning. If you have more than one disability fill out the packages that apply to you. Fill out as much of the form as you can. You can discuss your needs further when you meet with your Disability Counsellor.
Step 2:
Attach any documentation you have that provides information about your disability and accommodation needs. Each Registration Package contains the documentation requirements for the disability you have identified. As documentation requirements vary by disability, it’s important to review this information. The disability counsellor will review the documentation with you during the intake appointment and advise you about whether the documentation is sufficient, needs updating or whether additional information is needed.
If you do not have documentation or are unsure about documentation needs you can call/visit our front desk or make an appointment to consult with a disability counsellor.
Step 3:
Submit your Registration Package. You can submit the package by email, fax or mail or hand it into our front desk. The registration package must be submitted to Accessibility Services prior to the intake/consultation appointment being booked.
Step 4:
You can make the appointment request in person, by phone or email:
Phone: 416-978-8060

Visit Website: http://www.accessibility.utoronto.ca/How-to-Register.htm