Community Crisis Response Services

Campus Safety at UTSC provides mobile community crisis response services on campus. The Community Crisis Response Coordinator works collaboratively with the Campus Safety Staff. Together, they will meet students anywhere on campus e.g. residence, classroom, lab, parking lot etc. The Community Crisis Response Coordinator provides individual-centred, trauma-informed mental health and crisis response to the campus community.

Often times, a crisis involves a threat to one’s safety (self or others). A crisis can also be experienced when a person is not able to cope or manage a stressful situation, examples include: 

•    Financial hardship

•    Academic troubles

•    Mental health concerns

•    Relationship issues

•    Housing concerns

•    Food insecurity

•    Drug and alcohol issues

•    Sexual assault

•    Stalking and bullying

•    Bereavement

•    Harassment

•    Transitions

When someone is experiencing a crisis, it can lead to a sense of being overwhelmed, lost, confused, lonely and hopeless. One may have trouble socializing, attending classes and going about one’s daily routines such as eating and sleeping. Besides immediate crisis response and de-escalation, here’s how else the Community Crisis Response Coordinator can help:

  • Stabilization: De-escalate crisis and support individuals in improving their wellbeing 
  • Navigation and Referrals: Individualized referrals to resources on campus and in the community
  • Crisis Prevention: Through groups, outreach with campus and community partners, presentations to departments, classrooms
  • Consultation: To student/staff/faculty concerned about the wellbeing of a student

Contact E:

Phone: 416-287-7589 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm (excluding holidays)

For after-hours crisis support,


If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, 

please call 911 or Campus Safety at 416-978-2222