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If you have been affected by sexual violence, it is NOT your fault.

UBC’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) is a safe and confidential place for students, faculty, staff who have experienced sexual violence, regardless of where or when it took place. All gender identities, expressions and sexualities are welcome.

Just want to talk?

We are here to listen and help you explore your options.

Call us at 250-807-9640

How we can help

You do not have to go to the hospital or make a police report to use our services

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

Have you experienced sexual violence?

Your safety comes first

If you’ve been assaulted within the last 7 days, there is a special team of nurses at the hospital who can help you. You may need medical attention even if you don’t have visible signs of injury.

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It is not your fault

It is common to blame ourselves for what happened, or tell ourselves to get over it and forget it never happened.

But it is not your fault. And sometimes, we need to tell ourselves that first.

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Your Safety

How safe do you feel right now? If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or UBCO Security at 250-807-8111.
You can call SVPRO and we can help you find a safe place, 250-807-9640

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Seek Medical Care

You may want to get medical attention or prevention of STIs and pregnancy. You may also want to document the violence (only at hospitals within 7 days).

Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Vernon Jubilee Hospital
2101 32 St.
Vernon, BC
Phone: 250-545-2211
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Physicians are on-call 24 hours a day

Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy St.
Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-862-4000
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UBCO Student Health Clinic
UBC Okanagan Campus
Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-807-9270
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Options for Sexual Health
Rutland Aurora Health Centre
#102-285 Aurora Cres
Kelowna, BC
Phone: 1-800-739-7367

Options for Sexual Health
West Kelowna Health Centre
#160-2300 Carrington Rd
West Kelowna, BC
Phone: 1-800-739-7367
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View your medical options

All gendered identities and expressions are welcome.
Services available to everyone regardless of where you live, including visitors from outside Canada. You do not have to have a BC Medical Card. Interpreters are available if you choose to speak another language.

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Share with Someone

Consider talking with someone you trust, a friend, an instructor, a colleague or come visit us at SVPRO. It is never easy to tell someone. Let them know what you need.

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Get Support

Contact SVPRO’s support team: Shilo St.Cyr, Jannah Jais and Shirin Abtahie. We are here to listen and support you. You have the right to choose what happens next. We can help you explore your options and will support your decision, whatever you decide.
250-807-9640 | svpro.okanagan@ubc.ca

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Want to Report?

There are several reporting options available to you. We can explain all your options so that you can make an informed decision. see Reporting Options for more details.

You do not have to go to the hospital or make a police report to get help from our office.

Call us at 250-807-9640 to explore your options.

Helping others

Safety comes first

Sexual violence can happen to anyone. Survivors are more likely to share an experience of sexual violence (this is a disclosure) to someone they know and trust. Survivors have the right to make their own decisions. Support the choices they make, whatever they decide. You don’t need to be a counsellor to offer support.

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Recognize a disclosure

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

This is a disclosure.

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Respond with empathy

Encourage survivors to seek safety and support.

The closest hospital to UBC’s Okanagan campus campus are Vernon Jubilee Hospital (24 hours) or Kelowna General Hospital (24 hours)

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Refer them to SVPRO

After the hospital visit, follow up with us for additional for support.

Call us at 250-807-9640 to explore your options.

Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day

Vernon Jubilee Hospital
2101 32 St.
Vernon, BC
Phone: 250-545-2211
View map

Physicians are on-call 24 hours a day

Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy St.
Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-862-4000
View map

Physicians are on-call 24 hours a day

Penticton General Hospital
550 Carmi Ave.
Penticton, BC
Phone: 250-492-4000
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Not in the Okanagan?

Call us at 250-807-9640
You don’t have to go alone. We can arrange transportation and accompany you to the hospital.

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence is any sexual act whether physical or psychological in nature that is committed, threatened or attempted without your consent. This includes, but not limited to sexual harassment or cyber harassment, sexual assault (e.g. unwanted touching), stalking or cyber stalking (e.g. persistent unwanted messaging), sexual exploitation, distribution of intimate photos or videos without your consent.

Read more in UBC’s Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy: Policy SC17 (formerly Policy 131)

Contact us

If you call our support line, 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.

250-807-9640

svpro.okanagan@ubc.ca

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office
Nicola Townhome 120, 1270 International Mews
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
Tel 250-807-9640