Help and support
There are a number of university resources dedicated to keeping you safe, well and connected. If you need help, please reach out.
Support for faculty
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
The SFU Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides confidential, professional assistance to help you or your family members resolve problems that affect your personal and work lives, including but not limited to stress, anxiety and depression; marriage counselling; family conflicts; alcohol and drug dependency; and grief and bereavement.
Critical Incident Support
A Critical Incident (or Significant Event) is a traumatic event that creates a strong emotional reaction. This reaction may interfere with an individual’s ability to manage normal day-to-day activities or have a large negative impact on the people involved or community members that have in some way been involved. Learn about the supports available.
Wellness & Recovery (W&R) office
The purpose of the Wellness & Recovery (W&R) office is to help create safe, healthy, inclusive and engaging work environments, reduce absenteeism, and provide meaningful opportunities and accommodations for those with ongoing illness and disabilities.
The Multifaith Centre seeks to facilitate living one’s faith, to support the spiritual well-being of students, staff and faculty, and to increase the understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices across all three campuses.
BULLYING & HARASSMENT CENTRAL HUB
Supports and services are available to anyone impacted by bullying and harassment at SFU. If you have witnessed or experienced bullying or harassment, please visit SFU’s Bullying & Harassment Central to learn more about the supports and services available to you and explore your reporting options, if that is something you wish to consider.
Safety & Risk Services (SRS)
General Enquiries: 778.782.3100
The SRS team responds to incidents involving safety and risk and supports individuals impacted by incidents that affect their safety or wellbeing.
The Safe Walk Program provides a security escort to support individual safe travel on campus 24/7.
Human Rights Office (HRO)
The HRO provides students, faculty and staff with impartial advice, support and education services on human rights, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected ground under the B.C. Human Rights Code. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to book a confidential consultation with the Director of the HRO to discuss their human rights related concerns and to explore the complaint process under SFU’s Human Rights Policy.
On behalf of Faculty Relations, Suman provides consultation, coaching, and conflict-resolution services related to developing and maintaining positive and inclusive workplace environments.