Health and wellness
Students' Council Health & Dental Plan
All Canadian students are charged a fee for the Students’ Council Health & Dental Plan. This plan does not include international students. The Plan provides coverage for 12 months, from September 1 through August 31. If a student is already covered by an equivalent extended health and dental plan, he or she may opt out of the Plan, online, during the Change-of-Coverage Period (typically within the first 3 weeks of classes). The Plan also provides the option to enroll a spouse and/or dependants by paying an additional fee. For more information, call 1 877 795 4422, visit ihaveaplan.ca, or see your Students' Council representative.
CMCC Clinics offer free chiropractic services to students, faculty and staff. Orthotic services are also available. The largest of our clinics is the Campus Clinic.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CMCC offers the services of a registered massage therapist and an acupuncture provider to students, faculty, and staff. Appointments can be made by calling 416 482 2546.
Health care facilities
The following clinics and facilities are located close to CMCC:
- Nymark Medical Centre (4839 Leslie Street), 416-498-3600
- Family Walk-in Medical Clinic (3018 Don Mills Road), 416-494-7599
- North York After Hours Clinic (Loblaws at Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Avenue), 416-491-6338 (weekdays 5:00-8:00pm, weekends 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed statutory holidays)
- Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (1255 Sheppard Avenue East), 416-498-9763
Students from Ontario must present a health card to demonstrate that they are entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP. Canadian students from other provinces are usually covered under their own provincial plans, but be aware that regulations vary from province to province. Be sure you’re aware of the coverage you will have while in Ontario.
Mindsight Support and Treatment
Call 9-1-1 for critical incidents that require immediate emergency services
North York General Hospital
Main Site, 4001 Leslie Street (Leslie & Sheppard) 416-756-6000
Branson Site, 555 Finch Ave. W (Finch & Bathurst) 416-633-9420
CMCC Student Services: 416-482-2344
Student Success Counsellor: Karen Rice, MEd: ext. 104 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registrar: Chris McGrath, MEd ext. 102 (email@example.com)
Associate Registrar: Kim Kelly: ext. 219 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Awards & Financial Aid: Peggy Poole: ext. 103 (email@example.com)
Student Services Administrator: Wendy Court : ext. 187 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Records & Enrollment: Fern Ariste: ext. 147 (email@example.com)
Mental Heath Crisis Services
Toronto Distress Centre
24 Hour Crisis Line: 416-408-HELP (4357)
The Gerstein Centre (Serves Toronto): 416-929-5200
The Scarborough Mobile Crisis (Serves East York and Scarborough): 416-495-2033
For any other mental health or addiction concerns: 416-595-6111 (within Toronto) or 1-800-463-6273 (Toll free)
CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the Clarke Institute): 416-535-8501 ext. 6885 (24 hour service) website
National Eating Disorder Information: 1-866-NEDIC-20 website
Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416-863-0511
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 24 hr 416-597-8808, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Counsellors answer emails Monday - Friday during business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Lesbian, Gay, Bi Youth Hotline- is a provincial hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, two-spirited and unsure youth.
Victim Support Line, 1-888-579-2888, is an Ontario referral service that connects victims of crimes to community services. It is provided by the Attorney General's office.
Reflection and Meditation at CMCC
In support of its commitment to diversity, health and wellness, CMCC has created a Reflection and Meditation Room where students and employees can pause from their day and reflect, meditate and pursue independent spiritual activity. The Room is located in the CMCC Health Sciences Library to enhance its peaceful, quiet atmosphere.
This Room is intended to support such mindfulness for persons of all faiths, genders, cultures and abilities. It is expected that those who use the Room will respect the following rules and guidelines, and the rights of all others while using it:
- The Room is to be used for reflection, meditation, silent individual and independent spiritual activity.
- The maximum capacity of the Room is two people.
- If you are waiting to use the Room, please wait quietly it is available.
- Please limit your use of the Room to intervals of 15 minutes if someone is waiting to use it.
- The reading area of the Library is not to be used as overflow space to the Room.
- The Room is not a bookable space, nor is it a lounge, study room, or meeting room.
- Users are not permitted to project sound of any nature (e.g., speech, music, chanting).
- Footwear, backpacks and personal belongings must remain inside the Room and be removed from the Room after its use.
- No open flames, including lit candles, incense or the like, are permitted in the Room.
- Mats/carpets used for reflection and meditation may not be stored in the Room.
- No food or beverages are allowed in the Room.
- No posters, signs, or other displays are to be placed inside or outside the Room.
- Cell phone use in the Room is for emergency use only. Cell phones must be placed on silent before entry.
Any questions on the above are to be directed to the Registrar.
CMCC is located in a beautiful and peaceful neighbourhood but please remember that the GTA is a community of over five million people so it is still important to exercise common sense to ensure your personal safety while on and around the campus. To help ensure student safety, following is a list of preventative steps and general safety tips to keep you safe both around campus and in the community in general. Although we offer these safety tips, the single most important element in keeping yourself safe is your own common sense and vigilance – this includes reporting suspicious behaviour on or around campus if you see something.
General Safety Tips
- Avoid walking alone through isolated areas of the campus, community or the city. Try to always walk with a friend, or a group of people.
- At night, try to stay in well lit areas and travel routes that are frequented by others.
- Be aware of your surroundings all the time, and make note of places you can go should you need help (eg. stores, restaurants, community centres).
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from that situation, and try to get to a secure place, and contact someone for help.
- Be aware of the people around you. If you suspect you are being followed, indicate your suspicion by looking behind you. Make your way to a place where there are other people and use your cell phone to call 911. Try to obtain a description of the person following you, and make note of your specific location.
- Always walk with an air of confidence. Keep your head up, and don’t walk while texting or wearing earphones. This can help reduce your risk of becoming a target of crime.
- Use a buddy system when going out and agree to watch out for each other.
- Do not over consume alcohol or other substances that will impair your ability to make safe and responsible decisions. If you have over-indulged, rely upon your buddy to help you get home safely.
- Carry a cellular phone with you and have a designated ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact in your contacts list.
- Always carry emergency cab fare.
Parking and Transportation Safety
- Lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up.
- Keep valuables out of sight - place them in the trunk.
- Ask a friend to escort you to your vehicle late at night.
- Have your keys ready as you approach your vehicle.
- Check the interior of your vehicle for anything suspicious before getting in.
- If you are using public transit, wait at a transit stop with a friend. Sit near the transit operator (the bus or streetcar driver, or the subway operator). On TTC buses between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. you can request to have the bus stop between regular stops so that you can arrive closer to your destination. When using the subway, wait in the Designated Waiting Area (DWA), which is well lit and under camera surveillance.
In case of any emergency, call 9-1-1 from your nearest phone.