Montreal may be an island but you don’t need to be. Here’s a list of McGill Campus resources.
Service Description: We offer our services on a 24-hour basis to all members of the McGill community. Our agents patrol the campus, manage access, transport students and staff with disabilities as well as respond to incidents and emergencies.
Service Description: SSMU DriveSafe is a service run by the Student Society of McGill University. Our volunteers drive students safely home on the Island of Montreal.
Our service runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am. To get a ride, call our dispatch at 514-398-8040 or if you see our van please flag it down and tell them where you want to go.
Service Description: The McGill Student Emergency Response Team is a student-run volunteer service, supported by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Our mission is to provide a free and accessible first aid service to McGill University and the greater Montreal community. Our team is made up of 60+ dedicated volunteers that are certified First Responders under the Canadian Red Cross. We carry a wide range of first aid equipment, including automated external defibrillators, oxygen tanks, cervical collars, and Epi-Pens, and we operate under nationally-recognized protocols. We respond to all McGill residences, with the exception of Solin Hall, between the hours of 18h00 and 6h00. As an official training partner of the Canadian Red Cross, we aim to disseminate first aid knowledge and skills to the public, by offering first aid courses and certifications.
Service Description: McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students. Our volunteers provide various forms of support including anything from talking about your day, to information, to crisis management, to referrals etc!. We are an English service in operation since 1984 open every night of the fall and winter semesters from 6pm to 3am.
Service Description: Confidential, non-judgmental, and here for you. The PSC is staffed by friendly and well-trained student peer supporters. We provide a welcoming space where you can share your experiences, feel truly listened to, and find ways to resolve the things you are going through.
Stressed? Lonely? Feeling down? Or just want to chat? The PSC is ready to hear you out. If you need help but aren’t sure where to turn, our peer supporters are also happy to connect you with other resources. Drop-in or make an appointment to chat one-on-one with a supporter about anything on your mind.
The Peer Support Centre is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm. We are located at 3471 Peel Street on the Second Floor.
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)
Service Description: SACOMSS is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. SACOMSS is a pro-survivor, pro-feminist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-classist, queer-positive, trans-positive and anti-oppressive organization. We provide a safe, accessible and non-judgmental space for members of many different communities and identifications. All our services are open to the public and are provided free of charge.
Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE)
Service description: OSVRSE provides confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional support to those who have been impacted by sexual or gender-based violence. We offer support to all members of the McGill community (students, faculty, and staff) who have been impacted by sexual violence, whether it be sexual harassment or assault, gender-based or intimate partner violence, or cyberviolence on or off campus.