Resources for Our LGBTQ+ Community @ UTM
This page is intended to provide a list of resources for our LGBTQ+ community at UTM. UTM Positive Space wants all members of the LGBTQ+ community to feel safe and welcome on campus and we are privileged to have a number of resources & services that are here to help.
Statement of Trans Inclusion
Efforts related to trans & gender non-binary inclusion at UTM are ongoing. The resources below are available for all members of the UTM community; however, trans & gender non-binary individuals, in particular, are encouraged to access appropriate support & services as identified below. These services, among others, are designed to provide support for our campus community and you should never have to feel in danger or unwelcomed because of who you are.
University Departments and Services
The University of Toronto Mississauga Equity & Diversity Office (EDO) provides programs and services to faculty, staff and students at UTM. In cooperation with its campus partners, the EDO promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment based on age, disability, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, and / or record of offences.
The Positive Space Campaign engages all sectors of the campus in activities and events that create a positive, diverse and inclusive community for learning, working and living. The Positive Space Campaign exists to prevent particular negative occurrences from arising and to respond when they do occur. It identifies particular areas of concern, develops strategies to address them and initiates and conducts awareness projects that reflect its mandate. UTM’s Positive Space Campaign engages in tri-campus initiatives whenever possible and works in conjunction with university equity policies and officers to serve faculty, staff & students.
The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses. Click here for further resources for trans people @ U of T.
The University of Toronto Campus Police Service is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. In fulfilling this purpose, the University Police work in partnership with the community in developing programs and conducting activities to promote safety and security on campus. If you feel threatened or unsafe do not hesitate calling 911 or Campus Police immediately (905-569-4333). Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and patrol the campus by means of a marked patrol car, bicycles and on foot. Click here for information regarding UTM Work Alone/WalkSafe programs.
UTM Health and Counselling Centre [for students]
he UTM Health & Counselling medical staff is experienced in working with diverse university populations and is comfortable discussing all topics related to student health and wellness. Students can make appointments with one of the student-friendly physicians or nurses to discuss a wide range of health concerns.
OUT@UTM is dedicated to providing a campus atmosphere for LGBTTIQQ2SA* students and their Allies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga that is both welcoming and supportive though social, educational, and cultural events. We’re proud to bring to UTM Queer Orientation, Active Dialogue discussion panels, regularly scheduled general member meetings, an annual drag show, holiday and year-end celebrations, poster campaigns to encourage sexual and gender diversity on campus, as well as the OUT office in the student centre, open daily during the regular school session to serve as a positive space for Queer, Trans and Genderqueer students and their Allies. At the end of the day, though, we’re also just a group where people can come, hang out, and meet some new friends.
The Sexual Education Centre (SEC) is a student run organization whose goal is to provide University of Toronto, Mississauga students with education and resources on healthy sexuality, as well as support students as they discover a variety of issues pertaining to their bodies and sexuality. UTM SEC provides its services by using a non-judgemental and objective approach, and touches on diverse issues related to human sexuality. It welcomes all backgrounds and sexualities.
U of T Health & Well-Being
Employee & Family Assistance Program [for faculty & staff]
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto who are eligible to participate in the University’s group benefit programs, and their dependents: spouses, partners (including same-sex partners) and dependent children. The EFAP is operated by an external provider, Homewood Health. It is available 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year at many locations both near your home or work. The EFAP offers free confidential short-term counselling to employees and their dependents for personal, family, and work-related problems.