At Capilano University, we have supports for those who want to disclose and those who want to report. These supports take into account that safety looks different for everyone.

University community members can disclose without making a report. If you receive a disclosure, maintain confidentiality and listen, believe and refer.

This means listening with empathy and being non-judgmental; it also means believing someone’s experience and then referring them to supports and resources for subject matter expert support. You can refer them to disclosures@capilanou.ca and our Student Support Advisor can meet with them in-person, virtually or in the community.

If someone impacted by sexual violence chooses not to access support resources, that is their choice.

Support for students

Our Student Support Advisor provides confidential support and services to survivors who want to disclose. They can also provide support if students have any questions, concerns or would like additional information about navigating resources on or off campus.

The Student Support Advisor is available for in person and virtual appointments during office hours and may also meet you at a place of your choosing and at a time outside of office hours. You can contact the Student Support Advisor through email disclosures@capilanou.ca or by phone 604 986 1911, ext. 3046.

Some of the supports and services offered include:

  • Emotional support (non-counselling)
  • Safety planning
  • Academic and other accommodations
  • Hospital accompaniment
  • Information on reporting options including external third party reporting
  • Information about on- and off-campus resources such as financial aid, legal support, emergency housing, sexual health etc.
  • Support for faculty and staff in responding to disclosures

The Student Rights and Responsibility Advisor provides respondent support and can also connect students to campus supports and services. If you think you may have caused harm, you can contact the Student Rights and Responsibility Advisor for any questions, concerns or would like to learn more about the support can provide.

The Student Rights and Responsibility Advisor can be contacted by email studentconduct@capilanou.ca or by phone, 604 986 1911, ext. 3578.

The Manager of Student Affairs can provide support by outlining reporting and investigating processes. They can also provide policy support, media support, organize alternative resolutions, access to criminal justice system knowledge and conducts investigations when appropriate.

Counselling Services is a free resource for Capilano University students and offers another option for ongoing emotional support and accommodations.

The Student Support Advisor can connect students with a counsellor and provide support to students who would like counselling services but are unsure of how to access this support and/or have any questions or concerns before meeting with a counsellor.

Employees

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Advisor works in collaboration with Human Resources.

Human Resources can provide employees with information on support and safety options, receiving reports, and conduct investigations.

Other support resources for employees can be found at the Sexual Violence Resources page.