Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD) http://www.uvic.ca/services/rcsd/ Provides: Note-taking, e-book services, access to adaptive technology support and services, and information regarding grant / funding options.
UVic Counselling Department http://www.coun.uvic.ca Provides: urgent walk-in 10 minute appointments and 30 minute sessions. Contact: 250-7218341 for more information. Location: 2nd floor University Center Building.
University 101 http://web.uvic.ca/uni101/ Provides: Free non-credited courses in human and social sciences, networking opportunities, and support for students who identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder.
CARTE http://web.uvic.ca/~carte Provides: newsletter, multiple community supports, events, resources, mentoring and networking opportunities for students who identify as having autism.
Autism’s Own UVic. Health Services http://www.uvic.ca/autismsown Provides: international peer reviewed journal publication, Annually published once per year on April 2nd , Autism Awareness Day.
Ombudsperson - Martine Conway http://www.uvss.ca/ombudsperson/ Provides: input and receives complaint inquires, human rights, resources, assistance with dispute resolution strategies, and more.
Respite Room - McPherson Library Location: main floor, Rm. 132 Call: 250.721.8230 Provides: private room with cot, and is a safe space. For In-person questions go to the front information desk.
Student Affairs (Jim Dunston’s Office) http://studentaffairs.uvic.ca/ Provides: facilitates and promotes collaboration with UVic student societies and other campus wide initiatives, reviews various UVic policies, and much more.
Student Union Building - Advocacy Societies http://uvss.ca Provides: information and hosts various events for students, food services, travel agency, dental, theater, pharmacy, advocacy services, opportunities to participate in student governance, job board, and much more.
Residence Life & Education at UVic http://housing.uvic.ca/ Provides: assists with priority placement, information sheets, and information regarding PAR deadlines (email@example.com).
** Remember that your person physician should always be your first contact for help and information **
NEED2 Youth Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre http://need2.ca Provides: resources, support services, assist training, whole School suicide prevention awareness for youth, Mental Health First Aid, http://youthspace.ca, on-line training, information and support for suicide loss.
Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) http://www.tapsbc.ca Provides: advocacy services, resources, and advocacy that supports sustainable living, human rights, and education. Contact: 250.361.3521
Inclusion BC http://www.inclusionbc.org Formerly, The BC Association for Community Living. Provides: advocacy support that advance rights, network supports, public awareness campaigns that support system change, and education and training.
Men’s Trauma Center http://www.menstrauma.com Provides: counseling services, psychological and practical support, services and resources that support emotional healing, and support both victims and others who support the victims of emotional or sexual violence.
Women’s Sexual Assault Center http://www.vwsac.com Provides: resources and various counseling support services, Crisis Info Line: 250-383-3232, Crisisline@vwsac.com, E Project Respect - WSAC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity & Human Rights (EQHR) http://web.uvic.ca/eqhr/ Provides: complaints advisor, Nancy Pye (250.472.4121), events, Resources, collaborative initiatives, and much more.
Community & Campus Resources
Victoria Disability Resource Center http://drcvictoria.com Provides: RDSP info sessions, personal safety awareness, sexual empowerment for persons with disabilities, awareness information for employees, and employment readiness.
UVic Health Services http://www.uvic.ca/services/health/ Provides: information regarding counseling services (250.721.8341), Useful informational links, such as contact information for Jackson Petersen Health Center, 3800, Finnerty Rd., Lot #5
Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 Provides: available 24 hours every day, access to resources and crisis intervention support. Also, Crisis Chat on-line emotional support available everyday (6-10pm), Remember always call 911 for Emergencies!
Other Educational Resources Available
Disability Studies (DSST) http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2013/ Courses Available: 440 Intro to Disability Services 441 Social Construction of Disability 442 Living with Disabilities 443 Activism and Advocacy