Help for Faculty and Staff

How the SVSPO Can Help

We offer confidential information, guidance, and support for SFU and FIC employees who have experienced sexual violence. We also assist employees who have witnessed sexual violence or who are providing support to someone else. People of all gender and sexual identities are welcome.

Support is… 

  • available regardless of when or where the incident(s) took place.  
  • available through regular drop-in hours and by appointment.  
  • available anonymously through virtual drop-ins. 
  • provided at all campus locations. An appointment can be arranged at the Vancouver, Surrey, or Burnaby campus or an alternate location of your choice.  

To access the SVSPO’s support services: 

  • It does not matter when or where the sexual violence occurred. 
  • A report is not required or expected. 

Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Referrals to on- and off-campus support services and resources as needed
  • Help with workplace or other accommodations at SFU or FIC
  • Information on reporting options available to you and assistance with accessing these options
  • De-briefing and guidance if you have witnessed sexual violence or responded to a disclosure
  • Information about personal privacy and confidentiality
  • Personalized safety planning
  • Help navigating court processes, if needed
  • Transportation to the hospital, police or other emergency services
  • We also provide support and advice for students who have been named in an incident of sexual violence.

Medical Care

For information about sexual health clinics off campus or external counselling services, contact an SVSPO case manager. Clinics generally offer services that include:

  • Counselling
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Emergency contraception (“morning after” pills, Plan B, or Copper IUD)

If you choose to have a forensic exam:

If you have experienced sexual assault, you may wish to have a forensic exam. This exam can allow for the collection of DNA and other evidence that can be used if you wish to report the sexual assault to the police. The exam is completed at a local hospital and should be conducted within seven days of the assault. 

You do not need to have a forensic exam to receive other medical assistance such as emergency contraceptives and STI prevention options.

You do not have to make a report to police at the time of the exam as the evidence collected can be  securely stored for up to one year.  

We can provide transportation and/or accompany you to either Vancouver General or Surrey Memorial Hospitals for medical care. Both hospitals offer specialized sexual assault support and medical treatment.

Vancouver General Hospital Sexual Assault Services

Phone: 604.875.2881

Specialized sexual assault support and medical treatment, including option for forensic evidence collection. Free services for anyone 13 years or older within 7 days following a sexual assault. Services provided both at VGH Emergency and at UBC Urgent Care Centre. Trained nurses provide treatment for injury and sexually transmitted infection, pregnancy prevention, forensic evidence collection and emotional support. 

Surrey Memorial Hospital 

Phone: 604.585.5688

Specialized sexual assault support and medical treatment including the option for forensic evidence collection. Forensic nursing service can support anyone within 7 days following a sexual assault.   

Other SFU Employee Resources

SFU Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)


Confidential, professional assistance to help you or your family members resolve problems that affect your personal and work lives. Available 24/7 and you can choose to access sessions by telephone, face-to-face, or e-Counselling.

Other FIC Employee Resources

WorkHealthLife Employee and Family Assistance Program




BIPOC Resources

In collaboration with campus and community partners, we have created a list of SFU and community services offer culturally relevant support services for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) who have been impacted by sexual violence.

Community Support Services



Toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service avialable across B.C. available 24 hours/7 days a week. Provides information and referral for anyone impacted by crime. 

Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre

604.255.6344 | 1.877.392.7583

24/7 immediate crisis assistance, emotional support, information, and referrals for people of marginalized genders: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary people

Surrey Women's Centre


24/7 crisis line for people who have experienced sexual violence; assistance with accessing emergency medical, legal, and social services

Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)

Provincial non-profit organization supporting over 240 community-based anti-violence programs. An online directory can help you connect with information about services available throughout BC.

BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse


Therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some point in their lives.