COVID-19 Service Update

The University of Toronto has been monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 very closely and taking action as necessary in light of the global situation.

We remain open and available to provide support to members of our community. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, we will predominately be providing our services remotely through phone and video conferencing. We will continue to assess the situation and hope to be able to return to standard operations in the coming weeks.

We remain dedicated to ensuring our services remain accessible and uphold our commitment to confidentiality and privacy. Requests for in-person appointments will be assessed on an individual basis. Please note that we will not be taking drop-in appointments at this time.

Our office hours remain the same, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To access support, we request that you e-mail Deborah Warner ( or call (416-978-1485) to book an appointment.

All information regarding the University’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus can be found on the University of Toronto website. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions from the U of T community about the COVID-19 which are regularly updated.

As usual, if you have flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with a person who is ill with COVID-19, please stay self-isolate at home and consider scheduling a phone or video appointment with the Community Safety Officer. 

We encourage our community to check this website frequently for up to date information. 

Learn Safe. Work Safe. Live Safe. Be Safe.


The Community Safety Office is a University of Toronto Equity Office and Tri-Campus service that offers short-term support and assistance to students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Toronto community who have experienced personal safety concerns including:

  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Bullying and Intimidation
  • Threats
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Family Violence
  • Workplace Conflict and Volatile Behaviour

Community Safety Office Mandate

The Office responds to all personal safety concerns by:

  • Addressing the complaint
  • Assessing the personal and community safety risks
  • Providing a continuum of intervention options that the complainant can explore in order to address their personal safety concern(s)
  • Presenting information about the particular issue experienced
  • Co-creating a safety plan
  • Referring and working in partnership with various offices in order to address the individual’s personal safety concerns

Additionally, the Office:

  • Provides consultation to those dealing with difficult behaviour
  • Facilitates women’s self-defence sessions
  • Organizes Men Against of Violence initiatives
  • Undertakes education and training initiatives relating to broad safety concerns being faced by members of our community

Do you have a situation that is causing you concern?

Contact us for an appointment: