Dating, Domestic and Sexual Violence


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Dating, domestic and sexual violence can jeopardize the mental, physical and emotional well-being of a person and a community. Our goal is to provide Mount Royal University members with a safe and supportive environment to learn, live, and work by providing specialized support and education.


Get support

Specialized, trauma-informed support is available for anyone who has been impacted by dating, domestic and sexual violence. An Advocate can provide confidential information, support, safety planning, advocacy and discuss on- and off-campus reporting options that are available.

Contact the Dating, Domestic & Sexual Violence Response and Awareness Coordinator, Cari Ionson at if you require advocacy.

Book an appointment.

Workshops and webinars

Fundamental to preventing dating, domestic and sexual violence is education. We deliver workshops, guest lectures, training and events to the community at Mount Royal University.

Join a workshop or webinar.


Access online resources related to dating, domestic and sexual violence.

View resources.

Make a report

Academic accommodations

For some people who have been affected by dating, domestic or sexual violence, they may require academic accommodations as they continue with their courses.

Accommodations can be flexible, but could look like:

  • withdrawing with cause from a course
  • getting an extension on an assignment
  • receiving an excused absence
  • switching sections of a class

Accommodations can be accessed through an Advocate. Book an appointment.


Policy and procedures

Mount Royal University condemns all acts of violence. Because of the unacceptable prevalence of gender-based violence, we take a strong and explicit position against dating, domestic and sexual violence. View our policies and procedures.


Protection of privacy

Personal information provided is collected in accordance with Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act) and will be protected under the Act. It will be used for the purpose of fulfilling the duties of the support advocate and capturing aggregate (non-identifiable) statistical information concerning service use for the evaluation of programs.

Collected personal information is protected from unauthorized access, collection, use, and disclosure in accordance with the FOIP Act and can be reviewed upon request subject to the provisions under the Act. 

Should you require further information about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, please contact: Information Management & Privacy Advisor- University Secretariat - Mount Royal University - 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB, T3E 6K6 - (403) 440-7288 -


Support resources and information