Violence Prevention and Support

Listen. Believe. Support

Safety is your right

NorQuest College’s Violence Prevention and Support (VPS) team recognizes that violence prevention starts with championing inclusion, practicing active allyship, and fostering a culture of care.

This mindset also extends to listening, believing, and supporting those who have been impacted by any form of sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, helping them to make informed choices based on their own needs.

Because safety is your right, both on and off campus.

Support on your terms

You have full control over when and how you receive support. Whether you’re ready to book a one-on-one session, would like to view our resources, or would like to submit a disclosure, we have an option for you.

You are not alone

Anyone can be a victim of violence. According to Statistics Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada, one out of every two people will experience some form of violence.

You are not alone in your experience. And more importantly, it is not your fault.

The VPS provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for you to get the support you need. Our team is trained in providing a trauma-informed, student-centered approach.

Show your support

You don’t need to be a trained professional to help those who are experiencing or who have experienced any form of violence. Even spreading awareness can help reduce the amount of violence in our communities.

You have the power to support whether that’s through actively listening to a survivor’s experience or through educating others.

Frequently asked questions

Does the VPS provide support services to staff?

At this time, our main support services are for students and secondary staff who are helping students.

However, our primary audience for education and awareness is every single community member at NorQuest. Everyone plays a different role and is responsible for helping create caring environments in their own way, whether through practices they adopt at leadership or strategies they use to engage with students.

Do you work with students who have caused harm? Yes, we also work with students who have caused harm who are looking to learn how to change their behaviours and learn in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
What does a trauma-informed approach mean? A trauma-informed approach means letting the person seeing us guide the conversation and process as much as possible.
Do you accept formal complaints?

While we do not take punitive action or have a formal complaint process, we are always here to listen to your experience and provide the necessary support or resources.

If you do decide to make a formal complaint through Student Judicial Affairs, we are happy to provide support during that process and can explain those options.

Are you able to provide services in other languages? Yes! We have a partnership with a service that allows us to use real-time, confidential translation services.
What happens after I connect with VPS? What happens next is in your control. We are here to support and listen, offering resources and assistance to help you decide how you may want to move forward.

Book an appointment

To book your appointment, use the online booking form. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone on our team, contact us directly or use the web form below.

Privacy notice statement

The personal information being requested will be used to coordinate meeting times for individuals interested in the Violence Prevention and Support team Services. Information is collected under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. 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. Questions about the collection of personal information can be directed to Manager, Wellness; Centre for Growth and Harmony, Norquest College, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1L6, 780.644.5875, or

Anything you choose to share is completely confidential within the VPS team.