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Resources and supports for those experiencing antisemitism

July 12, 2021
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Antisemitism is on the rise in Canada and around the world. SFU is no exception to this. Jewish students on SFU campuses report an increase in antisemitic experiences and a decrease in their feeling of safety.

Antisemitism is hate, and it is not acceptable at SFU. Our campuses should be a place for those of all faith backgrounds and ethnicities to work and learn, without fear for their safety.

Below, you will find resources for Jewish members of the SFU community who may be experiencing antisemitism or fear for their safety. This list of actions and resources was developed in consultation with the SFU Multifaith Centre and Hillel BC. Thanks to these groups for their input and insight. If you would like to suggest additions to this page, please send your suggestions to edi@sfu.ca.

Supports and mental health resources

Support is available. Please reach out if you need help.

  • Connect with a chaplain: The SFU Multifaith Centre has chaplains from various faith backgrounds available for one-on-one conversations and support.
  • My SSP: SFU students can access free 24/7 mental health support through the My SSP app. Culturally relevant support options are available. 
  • See a Counsellor: Free, confidential, time-limited supports are available to all registered SFU students. Identity-based support options can be found here.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): the SFU Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides confidential, professional assistance to help SFU employees and their family members resolve problems that affect your personal and work lives.
  • 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.
  • Hillel BC: For resources and support you can email info@hillelbc.com. You can also be connected with Kylynn Cohen, Hillel BC’s chaplain and spiritual advisor.

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