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If you have been sexually assaulted, it is NOT your fault.

We are a safe place for faculty, staff and students who have experienced sexual assault regardless of identity, expression or orientation, regardless of when or where it took place.

Just want to talk?

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

Call us at 250-807-9640

Have you experienced a recent sexual assault?

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.

If you have been drugged, choked, strangled or have difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking, go to the nearest hospital immediately.

1

Find a safe place

If you are in immediate danger or injured, call 9-1-1

2

Go to the hospital

If you are safe, go to the nearest hospital and ask for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE nurse) at Vernon Jubilee Hospital or Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at Kelowna General Hospital and Penticton General Hospital.

3

Call us

Follow up with the SVPRO office as soon as possible 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
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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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Physicians are on-call 24 hours a day

Penticton General Hospital
550 Carmi Ave.
Penticton, BC
Phone: 250-492-4000
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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.

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.

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

Go with you to the hospital, police or court

Arrange academic accommodations e.g. extensions

Coordinate workplace accommodation e.g. arranging leave

Explain your reporting options

Helping others

Safety comes first

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Let your friend know it’s not their fault. Survivors have the right to make their own choices. Support the choices they make, whatever they decide.

1

Find a safe place

Ask a survivor “Where do you feel safe?” Call 9-1-1 if a survivor is in immediate danger or injured

2

Go to the hospital

Ask a survivor if they want to go to hospital even if there are no visible signs of injury. The closest hospital to UBC’s Okanagan campus are Vernon Jubilee Hospital (24 hours), Kelowna General Hospital (24 hours) and Penticton General Hospital (24 hours)

3

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
View map

View your medical options

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

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