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Safety and Security:

Security Services: If you are ever concerned about your personal safety, please call Dal Security at 902.494.4109

Dal Safe app: https://www.dal.ca/dept/facilities/services/security-services/dalsafe1.html

Purple folder: https://www.dal.ca/dept/vpei/hres/sexualized-violence/purple-folder.html

Legal and Institutional Resources:

Privacy Office: Manages Dalhousie University’s obligation to provide a right of access to information ensure the protection of individuals' personal privacy.

Internal Audit Services: Independently provides audit, risk, and consulting services, including investigation of concerns of financial impropriety

Ombudsperson: Provides independent, impartial and confidential support to students who want to resolve any university-related concerns

Human Resources: Discipline Investigations; Team Dynamics/Conflict; Scholarly Misconduct; Accommodation Requests

Equity and Inclusion Services:

Office for Equity and Inclusion (formerly Human Rights & Equity Services)


The OEI provides leadership, builds capacity, and encourages collaborative action to advance sustainable, systemic/structural change that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in all dimensions of the mission, culture, and operations of Dalhousie University

The OEI was previously known as HRES but now consists of three separate but integrated units: Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES), Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Relations, and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility (EDIA)

Mi’kmaq & Indigenous Relations / Indigenous Community Engagement: https://www.dal.ca/dept/vpei/community-engagement/indigenous-community-engagement.html

Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) provides trauma informed, survivor centered confidential advisory service to members of the Dalhousie community seeking advice & support related to: Human Rights, Discrimination, Personal Harassment & Conflict, Sexualized Violence, Equity & Inclusion, Accommodation & Accessibility

HRES Services Include: Confidential Reporting, Informal & Formal Complaint Options, Personal Support & Referrals, Safety Planning (with Security Services), Coaching to Engage in Difficult Conversations, Conflict Resolution Process Facilitation, Educational Programming and Outreach

Sexualized Violence Advisor: Please call (902) 494-6672 or email HRES@dal.ca to schedule a meeting with an Advisor

Dalhousie Student Union Equity and Accessibility Office

Dalhousie Culture of Respect:
Every person at Dalhousie has a right to be respected and safe. We believe inclusiveness is fundamental to education. http://www.dal.ca/cultureofrespect.html

Dalhousie Ombudsperson

Dalhousie Student Advocacy Services

Resources for Specific Communities:

Indigenous Connection: A list of resources for indigenous students at Dalhousie. https://www.dal.ca/about-dal/indigenous-connection.html

Reserve the Ko’jua Okuom Room at the Killam Library:


Indigenous Student Centre: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/communities/indigenous.html @dalindigenouscentre

Elders in Residence program provides students with access to First Nations elders for guidance, counsel and support. Visit the office in the McCain Building (room 3037) or contact the programs at elders@dal.ca or 902-494-6803 (leave a message) https://www.dal.ca/dept/vpei/community-engagement/indigenous-community-engagement/elders-in-residence.html

Indigenous Services Librarian: Samantha Adema

Health and Wellness for Indigenous Students:

Indian Residential Resolution Health Support Program: 24/7 crisis and support line 1 866 925-4419

Hope for Wellness line: 24/7 crisis and support line - 1-855-242-3310

Family, Friends and Communities Impacted by MMIWG: 1-844-413-6649

Alsusuti Aboriginal Crisis and Counselling: 1844-694-1382

Circle Works Counselling: 902-889-7469

First Nation and Inuit Health Branch sac-isc.gc.ca

Black Student Advising Centre

FB Dalhousie Black Student Advising Centre

International Centre

FB Dalhousie International Centre

2SLGBTQ+ Community:

Collaborative+: The Collaborative+ is your one stop spot for the people and groups doing work with, and for, 2SLGBTQ+ communities at Dalhousie.



2SLGBTQ+ Advisor: The 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and any non-normative identities) supports students through 1-1 advising, group programming, and campus-wide educational events to create a student experience that is meaningful and facilitates a sense of belonging.

The 2SLGBTQ+ Advisor, Olivia Fader, is available for appointments for any reason, large or small. Appointments can be booked online. Students can also contact Olivia at 2slgbtq+advising@dal.ca or (902) 494-6947.

South House (SoHo) is Halifax’s only full time gender justice centre.

The South House is a volunteer driven, student funded, physically accessible, gender inclusive safe space for ALL members of our community. The South House is a trans-and queer-positive space and are proud to offer a wheelchair accessible space. They offer a resource centre, library, and free meeting space for woman-positive and anti-oppression organizing and gathering. southhousehalifax.org @southhousehalifax

Map of All-Gender Washrooms: https://gis.library.dal.ca/maps/washrooms/

DSU Gender and Sexuality Support Centre: https://www.dsu.ca/gssc

Trans Lifeline: 1877 3306366

Multifaith services:

Accommodations and Accessibility:


Financial, Food and Housing:

DSU Food Bank: https://www.dsu.ca/foodbank
DSU Housing Resources: https://www.dsu.ca/housing

Student Health and Wellness:

DSU Health Plan: https://www.dsu.ca/health-plan

Dalhousie Mental Health Forum: https://www.dsu.ca/dmhf

Student Health & Wellness Centre (2nd floor, LeMarchant Place



Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions

Good2Talk offers free, professional, and confidential counselling support (24/7) by phone and text.  Further resources are available to international students through the “I.M. Well” app which provides international students with 24/7 counselling support in 180 languages.  For more information about I.M. Well and how to download the app, visit the Student Assistance Program website

The Student Accessibility Centre (Halifax)

Academic Support:

Writing Centre: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/writing-and-study-skills.html

Faculty or Departmental Advising Support: Studying for Success Program: http://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/study-skills-and-tutoring.html

The Advising and Access Services Centre is Dalhousie's centre of expertise for student accessibility and accommodation. The advising team works with students who request accommodation as a result of: a disability, religious obligation, or any barrier related to any other characteristic protected under Human Rights legislation (NS, NB, PEI, NFLD). (read more: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/accessibility.html )

General Academic Support – Advising: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/advising.html (Halifax)

Study Skills and Tutoring: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/study-skills-and-tutoring.html

Academic Support for Indigenous Students: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/communities/indigenous/AcademicsupportISC.html

Academic Advising and Career Support: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/student-success-centre.html

Bissett Student Success Centre (BSSC):
•understand your program requirements and academic regulations
•map out strategies to achieve your educational and career goals
•choose your courses (program, major, minor)
•learn how to use your strengths to reach your educational, career and life goals
•develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties

On Track: https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/On-track.html

Music-Specific Organizations:

Choir for change partnership: http://www.choirsforchange.ca/