Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Support and Education

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What is gender-based and sexual violence?

Any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity and gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism, cyber harassment and sexual exploitation. To learn more, watch this short video.

If you have experienced gender-based or sexual violence:

Confidential support and options are available. The Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor can provide support and information about your options, which may include: medical, counselling, reporting and academic accommodations.

Sexual violence is never the survivor’s fault. It is not necessary to make a formal complaint of sexual violence in order to access support, services, or accommodations. The violence does not have to have taken place when you were a Fanshawe student and you may access support for acts of violence that have taken place off-campus.


To confidentially review your options, please contact the Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor:

Name: Leah Marshall, Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor


If someone has disclosed gender-based or sexual violence to you:

What is a disclosure?

A disclosure is the sharing of information by a Survivor with a Member of the College community concerning an incident of gender-based and sexual violence, which may be for the purpose of accessing supports, services and/or accommodations.

How can I support the student making the disclosure?

As a staff, faculty or student leader in the Fanshawe community, please fill out this form (coming soon) in order to connect the student to the Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor. The student who disclosed to you will receive an outreach email from the SVPA providing an overview of the options and support available to them. The student is not required to make a formal report with Fanshawe College and can access the SVPA as a confidential resource prior to deciding what path they would like to take. Please be advised that submitting this form does not initiate a formal complaint process with Fanshawe College. After completing the form, if you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact the SVPA directly at

Know your options

Fanshawe's Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor (SVPA)



  • Assists and supports students who have been subjected to sexual violence.
  • Provides information on available options on and off campus.
  • Provides referrals to medical care, counselling services, community services, as well as information about legal and reporting options.
  • Services are confidential, within limitations related to concerns for campus community safety.
  • Students can call or email to make a personal appointment.


Name: Leah Marshall, Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd (London Campus), Room F2010
Phone: 519-452-4465 or 1-844-666-SVPA (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Counselling and Accessibility Services


Counselling and Accessibility Services offers a wide range of personal counselling services to students as well as referrals and assistance with safety planning. Counsellors provide a confidential atmosphere where you can explore any topic or situation and discuss any concerns you may have including situations involving recent or historical sexual violence.

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 519-452-4282
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd (London Campus), Room F2010
Counselling website:
Accessibility website:

Fowler Kennedy Student Health Services


Student Health Services offers a wide variety of services for all registered full-time students at Fanshawe College. For more information on hours of operation and how to book an appointment please visit the website below.


Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 519-452-4230
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd (London Campus), SC1001


Resources available 24/7

Campus Security Services


In case of an emergency or to file a formal complaint you may contact Campus Security Services (CSS). This is not a confidential resource; incidents of gender-based or sexual violence to CSS is then reported to the regional police service.

General inquiries: 519-452-4400
Emergency: 519-452-4242
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd (London Campus), Room D1027

Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital


The Program provides help to address your medical, emotional and safety concerns in a caring and supportive environment. Services include, but are not limited to; forensic evidence collection, counselling, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.  A specialized team of nurses and social workers are available to provide support and discuss your options. Services are available to individuals of any gender identification or non-conforming gender identity. All services are confidential, free of charge, and directed by the patient.


Phone: 519-646-6100 x64224 (Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
After hours phone: 519-646-6100, press “0” and ask switchboard to page the nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
268 Grosvenor Street, Room B0-644
London, Ontario N6A 4V2

Anova - Support and Information Helpline


24/7 support services are offered over the phone to men and women. Anova provides feminist based client focused, counselling and support to women 15 years and older. Services are confidential and free of charge.

Phone: 519-642-3000

Instructional videos


Understanding and preventing rape culture


Keeping others safe from sexual violence

Self-care resources


Module 1: Welcome & Understanding What Trauma-Informed Yoga Is


Module 2: Your Body and Movement


Module 3: Breathe


Module 4: Mindfulness


Module 5: Spirit





Fanshawe College's Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

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