If you have experienced sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence – it is NOT your fault.

SVPRO is a confidential place for those who have experienced, or been impacted by, any form of sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, regardless of where or when it took place. We recognize that you are the expert of your own experience and you get to decide what is right for you. We aim to be a safer space for all by respecting each person’s unique and multiple identities and experiences. All genders and sexualities are welcome.

You are welcome here.

Available supports

Coming to SVPRO is not the same as making a report to the police or campus investigations office. We can provide information and support for those considering, or currently navigating, reporting to the police or to UBC.

Supportive actions

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Survivors are more likely to disclose sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence to someone they know and trust. Survivors have the right to make their own choices. Support the choices they make, whatever they decide. Download the SVPRO Support Services Flyer and share it with the person you are supporting.



A person may share information with you about an incident of sexual violence, though they may not use this language. This is a disclosure. Learn to recognize how harm is described so you can respond appropriately.



Believe the person who has disclosed to you. Assure them what happened was not their fault. Ask how you can best support them. Keep the disclosure private unless they have asked you to reach out to someone on their behalf.



Offer to help connect the person to SVPRO for emotional support and to learn about resources and options. Having access to knowledgeable support can mitigate anxiety often experienced by people who have been harmed. You may also reach out as a person supporting someone else. Our consultations are completely confidential.

After hours support for a recent sexual assault

Local hospitals have Sexual Assault Services that provide immediate medical attention and collect forensic evidence, if you wish. SVPRO can provide accompaniment during our office hours or by request. SVPRO also works with Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre to provide accompaniment after hours.

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Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Vancouver General Hospital
Sexual Assault Service
910 West 10th Avenue
Phone: 604-875-2881

Nurses are on-call 8:00am-8:00pm

UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Sexual Assault Service
2211 Westbrook Mall
Phone: 604-822-7121

Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 96 Avenue
Surrey, BC
Phone: 604-953-4723

Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
32900 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: 604-851-4700 x646147

Sexual assault services are available to everyone, including visitors from outside Canada. You do not need to provide identification to receive services. Interpreters may be available through the hospital.

Find out more about medical options.


Follow up with the SVPRO office as soon as possible for support.

Call us at 604-822-1588 for hospital accompaniment and to explore your options

Contact us

We are taking in-person requests by appointment. Same-day appointments are available.

If you call our support line during business hours, a member of our team will answer and help you explore your options. If we don’t pick up, that means we are helping someone else. Please leave a message and we will get back to you within the next business day.

Business hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office

6363 Agronomy Road, ROOM 4071
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1T2