Capilano University established a Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Violence and Misconduct composed of representatives from across the University community in November 2016. This committee was charged with developing University policy and procedures relating to Sexual Violence and Misconduct. Both the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy and Procedures have been approved with input from students, faculty and staff.
Capilano University is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment characterized by mutual respect, safety, civility and free inquiry. The University does not tolerate or condone behaviour which contributes to a hostile, inequitable or an unsafe learning or working environment.
All members of the University community have the right to work, teach and study in an environment that is free from all forms of sexual violence and misconduct. Safety and security at the University are top priorities and any form of sexual violence and misconduct will not be tolerated. The University expects all members of the University community to abide by all laws and University policies.
Capilano University is committed to addressing sexual violence and misconduct through promoting awareness, enhancing understanding and taking measures to prevent and respond reports of sexual violence and misconduct through policy, practice and education.
Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact that occurs without ongoing and freely given consent, including the threat of sexual contact without consent. Sexual assault can be committed by a stranger, someone known to the survivor or an intimate partner.
Sexual assault can include any form of unwanted:
Consent is an active, direct, voluntary and conscious choice and agreement between adults to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of the person initiating or pursuing sexual activity to obtain consent at all stages of sexual engagement. More specifically, consent:
The following video provides an excellent illustration of consent.
CounsellingNorth Vancouver Campus
An appointment can be booked by visiting the office in Birch 267 or by calling 604.984.1744.
Sunshine Coast Campus
An appointment can be booked through the receptionist at the front desk, in person, or by calling 604.885.9310.
Student Affairs and ServicesThe Student Affairs and Services office is located at the North Vancouver campus in Birch 260. The manager, Student Affairs and Services, can be reached at 604.983.7531.
Human ResourcesThe Human Resources office is located at the North Vancouver campus in Birch 473. You can contact a Human Resources assistant at 604.986.1911, local 3521 (faculty) or 604.986.1911, local 2098 (staff) to be put in touch with an advisor.
Campus SecurityNorth Vancouver Campus
The Campus Security office is located at the North Vancouver campus in Arbutus 017. You can contact Campus Security by telephone at 604.984.1763 or by email at
A 24/7 toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
Sexual Assault Service
Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department
Women Against Violence Against Women
604.255.6344 – a 24/7 crisis support service
SMART (Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team)
604.583.1295 – a 24/7 crisis support service
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
604.872.8212 – a 24/7 crisis support service
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Family Services of the North Shore604.988.5281www.familyservices.bc.ca
Sunshine Coast Community Services
Overnight Crisis Line
Crisis Centre in Vancouver
Toll Free: 1.866.661.3311
Crisis Line Daytime (Sunshine Coast only)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
After Hours Crisis (Sunshine Coast only)
Monday-Friday 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Weekends 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
St. Mary’s Hospital Sechelt
Lions Gate Hospital Emergency Department
St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department
Burnaby General Hospital
Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department
Local police jurisdiction
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.