Community Resources


CSU ADVOCACY CENTRE

The CSU Student Advocacy Centre is committed to the promotion and preservation of undergraduate students’ rights at Concordia University. Our efforts are aimed at helping students who find themselves in difficult situations by accurately identifying their needs and determining and executing the necessary course of action. Students can be assured the Centre functions under a strict policy of confidentiality and that all persons will be treated with dignity and respect.

More information can be found here.


CENTRE FOR GENDER ADVOCACY

The activities of the Centre for Gender Advocacy fall into two broad categories. The first consists of services and resources offered free of charge to the Concordia and greater Montreal community in the form of Peer Support and Advocacy, safer sex resources and trans health resources such as the Binder Program. The second is composed of campaigns and programming. There are campaigns to demand justice for the many indigenous women who are murdered or go missing each year in Canada, to advocate for improved access to reproductive health services, trans health resources, and A Safer Concordia. Whether you’re looking for a supportive peer to talk to, interested in volunteer opportunities, or just want to come by for a visit, the Centre for Gender Advocacy is here for you!

More information can be found here.


CSU HOUSING AND JOB RESOURCE CENTRE (HOJO)

The CSU's Off Campus Housing and Job Bank is your on-campus resource on housing issues and workers' rights. We provide legal information to students, offer a classifieds website to find work and housing, and give workshops across campus and in the community. Visiting HOJO does not require an appointment; simply come by our office in mezzanine of the Hall Building if you have questions or require assistance. HOJO has a series of annual campaigns on themes such as unpaid internships, housing sanitation, and rental increases.

They offer accessible resources to find safe, clean, and affordable housing in Montreal. Our office has a computer and phones to use if you have just arrived and need a place for your search.

More information can be found here.


SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTRE (SARC)

SARC provides confidential and non-judgmental support and services to Concordia University students of all genders and orientations who have been affected by sexual violence and/or harassment.

Their Drop-In Centre, located in the Hall Building (H 645.00), is open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. SARC can also be reached by phone at 514-848-2424 ext. 3461.

More information can be found here.

 

CSU LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC

The Legal Information Clinic is a service provided by the CSU as of September 2007 to offer legal information and referrals to Concordia Undergraduate students. Volunteer law students will provide you with legal information about: immigration law consumer protection (problems you may have with a business that provided you with a service and/or sold you something) discrimination. They can also assist you in all other areas of law.

They do not provide legal advice but can refer you to a lawyer if this is what you require. You must make an appointment to speak with a volunteer by e-mailing legalclinic@csu.qc.ca or by calling 514-848-7474 ext. 7375.

More information can be found here.


CONCORDIA HEALTH SERVICES

Health services is an on-campus wellness clinic that offers medical services to Concordia Students. You can book appointments for routine health issues, receive urgent care, undergo tests (STI as well as others), update your vaccines, and receive medical notes.

More information can be found here.


SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF THE MCGILL STUDENT SOCIETY (SACOMSS)

SACOMMS is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy and outreach. Their services include Drop-in, DIAL hotline phone number, support groups, advocacy and outreach. 

More information can be found here.