What is Safehome initiative?
SafeHome is an accompaniment service offered by WalkSafe and DriveSafe of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) from April 15th to April 29th (10 pm to 1 am). The service will be available from the McLennan Library to provide a greater sense of security to students while traversing from campus to home. SafeHome is targeted at those who feel vulnerable and/or otherwise unsafe travelling alone during the exam prep and exam period.
DriveSafe and WalkSafe have limited resources but will always try to accommodate your request.
- April 15th and April 29th from 10 pm to 1 am
- Monday to Friday
- Please note that we will not be operational on Easter Monday or on weekends.
How does it work?
The Safehome service is only available for McGill students, specifically on McGill campus (downtown location).
Due to limited resources will be operating within the following boundaries:
- Walksafe: Parc/Pins and Sherbrooke/Stanley (See image)
- Drivesafe: Jean-Talon/Papineau to autoroute 10/15 and in Verdun from the LaSalle to Stephens/Champlain (See image)
- Outside the designated area: We can still drop you off at a bus stop, metro, or train station.
Request an accompaniment
If you are anywhere on the downtown campus, you can request an accompaniment with us:
- Call us at (514) 398.2498 or (514) 398.8040
- Please provide your location, destination, phone number and McGill ID. Please have your McGill card ready or sign into Minerva for validation.
- Walksafe volunteers will give you an estimated time and according to your destination.
Note: Depending on proximity, you will be walked by foot to the McLennan Library, for further departs with similar destinations.
Drop-by McLennan Library
If you are in the McLennan and Redpath Library, drop-by at the bridge between the two buildings. (Map)
- Please provide your destination and McGill ID. Please have your McGill card ready or sign into Minerva for validation.
- Walksafe volunteers will give you an estimated time.
How to identify us?
Walksafe will be tabling and they will be wearing a bright red jacket, properly identified with the Walksafe logo and the phone number.
Drivesafe service will be only accessible through Walksafe.
The community has resources and we have listed them here. We recommend you familiarize yourself with all the resources available for you on and around McGill campus.
McGill Security Services
Identify their location in the following map
Night Route maps
- If you are off-campus and you observe something suspicious contact the Montreal Police. Also, contact them in case of an emergency requiring an ambulance or the fire department.
- Filing a Montreal police report
STM between stops
Offered only to women travelling alone, this service is provided on all bus lines. Starting at 7:30 p.m. from August 30 to April 30. Tell the driver, one stop ahead of time, where you would like to get off the bus. The driver will open the front door once the bus has safely stopped as close to the desired location as possible.
Active Listening Services
Active Listening Services
- McGill Students’ Nightline is available 6PM to 3AM, and are available to stay on the phone with you as you walk. Contact: 514-398-6246.
- The Peer Support Centre is open 11AM-1PM 04/15-18 & 11AM-3PM 04/23-26 for Drop-Ins. They can be found on the second floor of the 3471 Peel building.
- SACOMSS has their DIAL Phone and Drop-Ins operating at (514) 398-8500, their hours will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/sacomss/