VIU and Community Resources

Contact Information

For Emergency Services, VIU Support Services, and Local Community-Based Victim Services

Emergency Services

Nanaimo

Service

Phone Number

Location

RCMP

Police Services

Victim Services

911 (Emergency)

250.754.2345 (non-emergency)

303 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

250.755.7691

1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC
(Accessed through the Emergency Department)

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

1.888.494.3888 (24 Hours)

Haven Society

Transition House – safe shelter and crisis line

1.888.756.0616 (24 Hours)

Transition House provides temporary shelter and support to women and children experiencing violence.

Nanaimo Family Life Association

Indigenous-Informed Sexual Assault Response Program

250-754-3331 ext. 513

Cowichan / Duncan

Service

Phone Number

Description

RCMP

Police Services

Victim Services

911 (Emergency)

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

250.746.2160 or 250.746.2151

Lake Cowichan RCMP

250.749.6668 or 250.746.2160

Shawnigan Lake RCMP

250.743.5514 or 250.746.2160

RCMP Victim Services workers can be called in at the request of the RCMP to attend to and support victims of sexual assault at the Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) if the RCMP is involved or if the survivor is considering pressing charges immediately or in the future. With the consent and at the request of the survivor, RCMP VS will make a referral to Community-Based Victim Services at Cowichan Woman Against Violence Society (CWAV) Society.

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society

250.748.7000

Community based Victim Services program provides crisis and emotional support, information, risk recognition and safety planning, assistance with understanding the justice system and accompaniment to court. The program helps women and men who are victims of domestic, intimate-partner and sexualized violence.

Duncan Regional/Cowichan District Hospital

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

250.737.2030

2045 Gibbons Road
Duncan, BC
(Accessed through the Emergency Department)

Powell River

Service

Phone Number

Location

Texada RCMP

Police Services

Victim Services

911 (Emergency)

604.486.7717 (non-emergency)

604.485.3415 (victim services)

7070 Barnet Street
Powell River, BC

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River

General Hospital)

604.485.3211

5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC
(Accessed through the Emergency Department)

Services for people who have experienced sexual misconduct and violence

Nanaimo

Service

Phone Number

Location / Description

Health and Wellness Centre

Counselling: 250.740.6416

Student Health Clinic: 250.740.6620

Nanaimo, Building 200

Health and Wellness Centre

Student Conduct Support Office

250.740.6364

Building 255, 2nd floor

Services for Aboriginal Students

250.740.6510

Shq’apthut, Building 170

Educational Advising

250.740.6410

Building 200

Accessibility Services

250.740.6446

Building 200

International Student Services

250.740.6315

Building 255, 2nd floor

VIU Residences

250.740.6640

Building 4 – Cedar Centre

VIUSU Student Advocate

250.754.8866

Building 193

Campus Security

Walk Safe Program

250.740.6512

(non-emergency)

250.740.6600

(emergency)

RCMP

Police Services

Victim Services

250.754.2345 (non-emergency)

250.755.3146 (victim services)

303 Prideaux Street

Nanaimo, BC

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program accessed through the Emergency Department (People who have experienced sexual violence can see a Forensic Nurse Examiner for medical purposes and Do not have to disclose to RCMP/Police)

250.755.7691

1200 Dufferin Crescent

Nanaimo, BC

A Forensic Nurse Examiner can conduct a forensic medical exam and collect forensic samples, ideally within the first 72 hours, but forensic samples can be collected up to one week after an assault. At the request of the person who experienced sexual violence, samples can be provided directly to RCMP as part of a report to police, or samples can be stored by the Forensic Nurse Examiner for up to one year after they are collected.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

1.888.494.3888 (24 Hours)

Haven Society

Transition House – safe shelter and crisis line

Community Victim Services

Crisis Line: 1.888.756.0616 (24/7)

Victim Services: 250.756.2452 (x234)

Transition House provides temporary shelter and support to women and children experiencing violence.

Victim services offers justice related support services, information and emotional support for individuals and their families who are survivors of sexualized violence

Nanaimo Women’s Centre

250.753.0633

150 Wallace Street, Nanaimo

For 1-1 support and group information sessions

Men’s Trauma Centre

250.381.6367

1.888.494.3888

102 – 1022 Pandora Avenue

Victoria, BC

Provides psychological and practical support to facilitate healing for males and people who identify as male, sixteen years and older, who experience the effects of trauma.

BC Society For Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

604.682.6482

3126 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC

Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.

Cowichan

Service

Phone Number

Location

Student Supports

Counselling: 250.746.3509

Cowichan Campus

Student Conduct Support Office

250.740.6364

(Will provide support by phone, email, and in-person)

Nanaimo, Building 255, 2nd floor

Educational Advising

250.746.3509

Cowichan Campus

Accessibility Services

250.746.3509

Cowichan Campus

VIUSU Student Advocate

250.754.8866

Nanaimo Building 193

Duncan Regional Hospital

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program (People who have experienced sexual violence can see a Forensic Nurse Examiner for medical purposes and Do not have to disclose to RCMP/Police)

250.737.2030

2045 Gibbons Road

Duncan, BC

A Forensic Nurse Examiner can conduct a forensic medical exam and collect forensic samples, ideally within 72 hours, but forensic samples can be collected up to one week after an assault. At the request of the person who experienced sexual violence, samples can be provided directly to RCMP as part of a report to police, or samples can be stored by the Forensic Nurse Examiner for up to one year after they are collected.

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society (CWAV)

250.748.7000

Community-Based Victim Services at CWAV Society in Duncan provides assistance to people who experience emotional, physical or sexualized abuse and/or violence. CBVS workers can provide information about the justice system, safety planning, practical help and emotional support, and, assistance with Crime Victim Assistance and other forms. Services do not require police reporting.

Men’s Trauma Centre

250.381.6367

1.888.494.3888

102 – 1022 Pandora Avenue

Victoria, BC

Provides psychological and practical support to facilitate healing for males and people who identify as male, sixteen years and older, who experience the effects of trauma.

BC Society For Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

604.682.6482

3126 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC

Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.

tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus

Service

Phone Number

Location / Description

Student Supports

Counselling: 604.485.2878

tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus

Student Conduct Support Office

250.740.6412

(Will provide support by phone, email, and in-person)

Nanaimo, Building 255, 2nd floor

Educational Advising

604.485.2878

tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus

Accessibility Services

604.485.2878

tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus

VIUSU Student Advocate

250.754.8866

Nanaimo Building 193

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital)

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program (People who experience sexual violence can see a Forensic Nurse Examiner for medical purposes and do not have to disclose to RCMP/Police)

604.485.3211

5000 Joyce Avenue

Powell River, BC

A Forensic Nurse Examiner can conduct a forensic medical exam and collect forensic samples, ideally within 72 hours, but forensic samples can be collected up to one week after an assault. At the request of the person who has experienced sexual violence, samples can be provided directly to RCMP as part of a report to police, or samples can be stored by the Forensic Nurse Examiner for up to one year after they are collected.

Specialized Victim Support Services

604.485.2620

Community-based victim services program that is free and confidential and will support you in many ways. Whether you are in fear of becoming a victim, a survivor of abuse or assault, or a family member of someone who has been victimized, SVSS offers emotional support and practical assistance.

This includes guidance through the legal system, we provide court orientation and accompaniment, we explain Peace Bonds and Restraining Orders, and can help you complete your Victim Impact Statement and application for Crime Victim Assistance Program.

We can assist with safety planning including home alarm installation. We will be the advocate for you at all stages!

Men’s Trauma Centre

250.381.6367

1.888.494.3888

102 – 1022 Pandora Avenue

Victoria, BC

Provides psychological and practical support to facilitate healing for males and people who identify as male, sixteen years and older, who experience the effects of trauma.

BC Society For Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

604.682.6482

3126 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC

Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.