Updated October 19, 2020 (COVID Information/Update)
You are not alone. Support is available through campus and community resources.
Schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com.
If you are in immediate danger please call 911 or your local crisis line.
Victims and survivors are encouraged to reach out to community resources as well:
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Center: 250-372-0179
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter: 250-374-6162
BC Victim Link: 24-hour crisis support, multiple languages available
Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response (SVPR) is available to offer individual support services virtually. You can chat one-to-one either through text, voice, or video. Services will continue to include emotional support, referrals, support through reporting and information regarding the policy, but we cannot provide immediate crisis intervention all the time. .
Prior to the appointment, the SVPR office will:
- Confirm contact information so that we can reconnect in case the line disconnects
- Ask that you disclose who else is in the room during the call.
- Ensure that if you need to end the call abruptly, that you send a message to let us know you are safe
Please note that no online service is ever guaranteed to be confidential, however, we do work with services that meet the Canadian Health Information and Protection of Privacy Act Standards.
SVPR will continue to provide education as well as one-to-one support. Education and prevention workshops can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and can be tailored to your program or your needs.
For the latest information on COVID-19 and the impacts to TRU, please visit tru.ca/covid19.
The Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Manager (SVPRM) is available to anyone who has experienced sexualized or intimate partner violence, regardless of whether the experience was recent or in the past, or if they wish to formally report to TRU or the RCMP. Supports are available to all faculty, staff and students, and people of all genders and sexual orientations. Supports include:
The SVPRM also develops and delivers education and prevention programming to all of campus, and plays a key role in supporting the ongoing implementation of TRU’s Sexualized Violence policy. The SVPRM works in the Faculty of Student Development and can be reached for an appointment by calling 250-828-5023 (If you leave a message please remember to leave a phone number where we can reach you) or in the Counselling and Accessibility area in Old Main Room 1631.