Dating, domestic + sexual violence

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


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 immediate advocacy.

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, Alberta
T3E 6K6

Help is available

Get support

If you have been affected by dating, domestic, or sexual violence, know that it's not your fault. We are here for you and to help you talk through your options, to listen and connect you to services. Get support.

Education and awareness

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

Presentations can be tailored and customized to fit your group's learning needs, email

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. Read more.