Northern College offers security services and initiatives to prevent and/or minimize adverse effects on your health and safety on campus.

Emergency Situations

Do you need immediate help? CALL 9-1-1

Situations that require emergency response:
• Life-threatening injuries: head trauma, burns, bleeding, loss of consciousness
• Person in Distress:suicide, self-harm
• Pain:chest, difficulty breathing
• Hazardous Material spills
• Violent Threats

UNSURE if your situation is an emergency?
Err on the side of caution and call for help.


Security guards are on duty 7 days a week and are available for student support from 8am – 10pm. Security guards can help you with:
• Calling emergency services
• Directing you to Campus Services for help (Advising)
• Walk-outs to the parking lot, feeling safe and secure
• Lost and found items

Advisors support students in distress or in crisis. Advisors provide professional and confidential support for students in need.
• Support students in distress/crisis
• Receive complaints (harassment, threats, bullying, etc) and guide the processes involved
• Advocate and refer students to community support services
• Offer resources and information (Good2Talk – student helpline 1-866-925-5454)

Our campuses are equipped with emergency phones that are directly connected to our security guards. As soon as you pick up the phone, you will be connected to assistance.

Critical Injury: This protocol will facilitate the safe and orderly management of crisis events, such as accidents and critical injuries that require immediate assistance.
Steps to take:
1. Ensure injured person receives appropriate medical attention. Call 911
2. Secure the scene. Where a person is killed or critically injured at a workplace, no one is to interfere with, disturb, destroy, alter or carry away any wreckage, article or thing at the scene until permission to do so has been given by a Ministry of Labour (MOL) Inspector.
3. Call Security.
4. Complete the Accident Notice Report that is require per section 51 of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Definition of Critically Injured

“Critically Injured” means an injury of a serious nature that:
(a) places life in jeopardy,
(b) produces unconsciousness,
(c) results in substantial loss of blood,
(d) involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe,
(e) involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe,
(f) consists of burns to a major portion of the body, or
(g) causes the loss of sight in an eye. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 834, s. 1 Critical