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.

Read SVPRO’s statement on racialized violence

To book a consultation or appointment with a Support Specialist Call us at
604-822-1588 or
email svpro.vancouver@ubc.ca.
We are glad to hear from you.

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.

Help you find a safe place to stay

Arrange academic concessions e.g. extensions

Coordinate workplace accommodation e.g. arranging leave

Explain your reporting options

Go with you to the hospital, police or court

Coordinate support services among campus and community partners

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.


Recognize a disclosure

Students, faculty and staff may share information with you about an incident of sexual violence.

This is a disclosure.


Respond with empathy

Believe the person who has disclosed to you. Assure them what happened was not their fault. Ask how you can best support them.


Refer to SVPRO

Offer to help connect the person to SVPRO for emotional support and to learn about resources and options. Having access to knowledgeable support can help mitigate anxiety often experienced by people who have been harmed.

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.

Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Vancouver General Hospital
Sexual Assault Service
910 West 10th Avenue
Phone: 604-875-2881
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Nurses are on-call 8:00am-10:00pm

UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Sexual Assault Service
2211 Westbrook Mall
Phone: 604-822-7121
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Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 96 Avenue
Surrey, BC
Phone: 604-953-4723
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Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
32900 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: 604-851-4700 x646147
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Not in Metro Vancouver?

Call us at 604-822-1588
We are open Mon to Fri from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You don’t have to go alone. We can arrange transportation and accompany you to the hospital.

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

Call us

Follow up with the SVPRO office as soon as possible for support. Call us at 604-822-1588 to explore your options.

Outside business hours (8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday), this line is answered by trained volunteers from the WAVAW rape crisis centre who can connect you with after-hour services, including hospital accompaniment.

Contact us

We are taking in-person requests by appointment. Same-day appointments are available, but drop-ins are not recommended for COVID-19 safety reasons.

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
Phone: 604-822-1588
Email: svpro.vancouver@ubc.ca

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
6363 Agronomy Road, ROOM 4071
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1T2