Support Resources

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RSU Academic Advocacy
The Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator can guide you through the university's policies and procedures and works to protect your rights.
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2322

RSU Bursary - Emergency Funding
The Ryerson Students' Union (RSU) recognizes that the high cost of post-secondary education is putting university out of reach for many. To help students with financial need, the RSU provides an emergency bursary program.
Tel: (416) 979 5255 x2321

Ryerson Bursary - Denied OSAP
Ryerson bursary is for students who have applied for OSAP this year and have been denied funding.
Address: Office of the Registrar ServiceHub
Hours: M-Th 9am-6:30pm, F 9am-4:30pm
Tel: (416) 979-5036

RSU Centre for Women and Trans People
A safe organizing space for self-identified women and trans people to come together around issues ranging from reproductive freedom, sexuality and gender empowerment to violence, racism, and the media. Providing advocacy and resources, host discussion groups and other great events from a feminist and trans-positive perspective.
Address: Student Centre 209 (SCC 210), 55 Gould Street
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2350

RSU Good Food Centre
Working to reduce the impacts of food insecurity for all Ryerson community members, by building capacity through emergency food relief, skill building, and education, the Food Centre aims to contribute to the RSU's mission in ensuring equitable access to post-secondary education and building community.
Address: Ryerson Student Centre 209 (SCC 209) 55 Gould Street
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2319

RSU Health & Dental
To find out about all the benefits included in your student health and dental plan visit
Address: Member Services Office, Student Centre Lobby
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2311

RSU Legal
Our legal services can help you with family and criminal law, debt issues, landlord and tenant conflicts, corporate law, real estate, intellectual property issues, immigration and problems with government agencies.
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2325

RSU Racialised Students' Collective
Through education, campus and community organizing, and our commitment to struggle across differences, we seek to responsible reflect, represent and serve racialized students.
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2334

RSU Student Groups
Clubs/Groups can help you from relationships with peers who share your interest, and give you an outlet from the stress of academics.
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x2323

Working to reclaim our bodies and minds through advocacy, campaigns, outreach, education, and events. We focus on both systemic and individual issues in an effort to create an equitable environment and promote the empowerment, autonomy and freedom of students with disabilities.
Tel: (416) 979-5255 x4504

Offering education, advocacy and support of queer and trans* people on campus. Our goal is to create a safe and positive campus environment for people of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.
Address: Student Centre 213 (SCC213), 55 Gould Street
Tel: (416)-979-5255 x2349

Ryerson Aboriginal Services
Provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.
Address: Kerr Hall West Building (KHW), Third Floor, Room 289 Peer Supports: KHW 372
Tel: (416) 979-5000 x6660

Ryerson Centre for Student Development and Counselling
Offers free, confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment. Services include one-one-one counselling and groups, and are provided by our team of counsellors, and master's and doctoral interns.
Address: Room JOR-07C, Lower Ground Floor, Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street
Hours: M-F 9am-4:45pm
Tel: (416) 979-5195

Ryerson Financial Assistance and OSAP
Financial Aid:, Scholarships/Awards:, Work Study:
Address: Office of the Registrar ServiceHub
Hours: M-Th 9am-6:30pm, F 9am-4:30pm
Tel: (416) 979-5036

Ryerson Health Promotion
Dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Ryerson University students by providing current and relevant health information, working with students and staff to develop a healthy community and ensuring high quality health promotion information and support so that students develop "whole health" in all its facets of mental and physical health, and social well-being.
Address: 279 Kerr Hall West, 350 Victoria Street
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Tel: (416) 979-5000 x4295

Ryerson Medical Centre
Provides Ryerson students, staff and faculty, with a wide range of medical services that you would normally expect to receive from your family physician, including medical certificates, sexual health, allergies, mental health, and immunizations.
Address: 181 Kerr Hall West, 350 Victoria Street
Tel: (416) 979-0570 - Call to make an appointment

Ryerson Student Learning Support
SLS is a group of services and programs aimed at helping students engage more effectively in their academic studies. Build your academic skills, to increase your confidence in the work you do, to make you better at engaging in your coursework, to improve your communication, literacy, numeracy skills, to remove barriers that might be getting in your way, and to make friends and connections on campus. Support Areas:
  • Academic Accommodation Support
  • English Language Support
  • Graduate Student Support
  • Math Support
  • Study Skills & Transition Support
  • Writing Support
  • Test Centre
Address: 4th floor, Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge Street
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
(416) 589-5978

Online Video Counselling

Private and secure counselling. The first session is free and you do not need to supply any payment information. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Counsellors are covered under the student insurance health plan. For more information, please visit the link below.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed 2 toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide , and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide . The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.
In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.
Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone .
Mental Health Helpline

Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services
Chat 2:00 pm to 2:00 am and text 2:00 pm to 2:00 am at #258258

Youth Services Bureau
(bilingual) 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario) 24/7 crisis line available for youth, as well as chat options at

Culturally grounded, fully confidential line for Indigenous women. Available in 14 languages across Ontario

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
24-hour crisis support.
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, including:
  • Common Experience Payments (CEP)
  • Independent Assessment Process (IAP)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events
  • commemorative activities
Resolution Health Support Program Services are safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.

You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivor Society
The IRSSS Crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-800-721-0066.

The Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
  • counselling
  • crisis intervention
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

First Nations Health Authority

Healing in Colour
Healing in Colour envisions a world where BIPOC, in all our intersections, have access to therapy that supports our healing and liberation. Find a BIPOC therapist in your community. Access a curated list of resources that support healing.

Native Youth Crisis Line 1-877-209-1266
24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.

Shkaabe Makwa
Shkaabe Makwa plays a key role in connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across the province with a focus on:
  • Building relationships and collaborative partnerships;
  • Providing training to support workforce development;
  • Advancing culturally relevant systems initiatives; and
  • Improving practice through research and knowledge exchange.
Shkaabe Makwa collaborates with many programs across CAMH to develop and deliver training, implement system initiatives, coordinate knowledge exchange events and webinars, support Virtual Care services, resource for research projects and lead Indigenous engagement for CAMH programs and initiatives.

For more information about the program, please contact us at

Wabano Centre
At Wabano, you have access to::
  • Regulated mental health professionals for individual or group therapy sessions.
  • Addictions recovery specialists.
  • Land-based cultural activities with traditional knowledge keepers.
  • Art-as-healing for you or your family.
Métis Nation of Ontario
Mental health services include screening and assessment, intake, early intervention, referrals, case management, and aftercare (post-treatment) support using contemporary and traditional therapeutic interventions, such as healing circles and individual or group counselling. Mental wellness promotion and peer support are also available.

Ontario Native Women’s Association
The association offers a variety of programs for Indigenous girls and women and their families in Ontario
Trans Lifeline
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non- heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Contact us at 1 (888) 530-6777 ext. 224

Confidential, non-judgemental & informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support. There is a live chat option on the webpage..

Rainbow Health
A resource page that offers information for both service users and providers and maintains a current service provider directory, a resource library and a trans health knowledge base.

2Spirited People of the First Nations
Resources, reports and information on people who identify as Indigenous and LGBTTIQQ2SA.

Trans Pulse
Videos, presentations, resources, and research about trans health issues in Canada.

Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD)
Serves LGBTTIQQ2SA+ deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.
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