Outreach Services

ABOUT

Outreach Services provides a positive, inclusive space focused on equality, equity and diversity within the campus community and beyond.

We offer support, information, referrals, events, and training with a focus on four key areas, or “centres”: Women’s Centre, Pride + LGBTQ Centre, Sexual Health Resource Centre, and the Campus Food Centre.

VOLUNTEER

Outreach Services offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including helping out with the Food Centre, events and booths, general office help and peer support. If you’re interested in volunteering, submit our online form.

Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session. All volunteers must commit to respecting confidentiality and ensure that all Outreach Services spaces remain positive, inclusive spaces.

FAQ

Who can use the Campus Food Centre?

The Campus Food Centre is a food bank available to all Durham College and UOIT students who need help making ends meet. Alumni are eligible to use the food bank for up to one year after graduation.

To access the food bank, students must complete a quick intake form. All information is kept strictly. Students can use the food bank once every two weeks and can access it from North Oshawa, Whitby and Downtown Oshawa campuses. Only non-perishable items are available Downtown.

What supports are available through Outreach Services?

Outreach Services offers a variety of supports to our students. No matter what a student is facing, if we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can.

Our trained staff provide private, confidential counseling to students. We have a comprehensive resource library on topics like the LGBTQ+ community, coming out, women in society, sexual assault survival, sexual health, trans issues, dating and healthy relationships, and more. We facilitate LGBTQ+, trans and sexual violence survivor peer support groups, and student-led committees like the Pride Social Advisory Committee, who organize fun, inclusive events for the LGBTQ+ campus community.

Outreach Services works from a sex positive framework. We offer free condoms and sell pregnancy tests for just $2.

What workshops and events does Outreach Services offer?

Outreach Services hosts insightful and educational workshops, led by staff or community professionals. We discuss topics such as time management, communication skills, finance and budgeting, and nutrition.

We organize and participate in events like One Billion Rising, World AIDS Day, Social Justice Week, Celebrate Yourself, Campus Pride, Trick or Eat, and more.

CONTACT

North Oshawa Campus

Location
Simcoe Building, Room 1048

Hours
Monday to Friday, 9AM-4:30PM

Phone
905 721 2000 ext. 2315

Email
saoutreachservices@dc-uoit.ca

Downtown Oshawa Campus

Location
61 Charles St., DTA 150

Hours
TBD

Phone
905 721 8668 ext. 5633

Email
saoutreachservices@dc-uoit.ca

Whitby Campus

Location
1st Floor, Room 175B

Hours
TBD

Phone
905 721 2000 ext. 4208

Email
saoutreachservices@dc-uoit.ca

Emergency Contacts

Campus Security
905 721 2000 ext. 2400

Campus Health Centre
905 721 3037

Crisis Services (24-Hour Telephone Support)
905 666 0483 | 1 800 742 1890