The Office of Safe Disclosure
Mount Royal must be an equitable, diverse, inclusive and safe place for staff, students, and faculty alike. There is more work to be done at Mount Royal, and the University is committed to making sure this happens in a way that is thorough and sustainable.
The Office of Safe Disclosure Advisor is a new addition to Mount Royal, which provides a range of services related to equity, human rights, discrimination and other safe disclosure concerns. Students, staff, faculty and all other members of the Mount Royal community are all welcome to access these services.
Feden Abeda (she/her) is the safe disclosure advisor on campus. As a social worker and multi-disciplinary artist, she brings with her the unique ability to facilitate creative problem-solving in a trauma-informed manner. Coming from both a corporate and non-profit background, Feden has experience in working with vast and diverse groups of people as a facilitator and educator. Before coming to MRU, Feden worked as an intermediary between lawyers and trauma survivors to support the development and implementation of trauma-informed legal processes and procedures. Outside of work, Feden is passionate about singing/songwriting, painting and spending time with her dog.
When you connect with the Safe Disclosure Office, you can expect the following:
- To have your concerns heard in a confidential, safe, and neutral space;
- Your personal information, as well as reasons for reaching out, will remain confidential except where required by law or where there is a risk of significant harm to anyone’s health or safety;
- Our services will be accessible, and we will work with you to meet any accessibility needs you may have;
- To be supported in navigating information about rights and responsibilities under MRU policies related to human rights, harassment and accommodation;
- To be supported in exploring informal methods of conflict resolution, including education, training, mediation and facilitated dialogue; and
- To get connected to other resources and supports on campus.
To book an appointment with the Safe Disclosure Advisor, please fill out this form.
Human rights define how we are all entitled to a life of equality, dignity, respect and a life free from discrimination and harassment. You do not have to earn your human rights. You are born with them.
Discrimination is intentional or unintentional conduct, which can be individual or systemic, that imposes burdens, obligations, or disadvantages on or limits access to opportunities, benefits and advantages to specific individuals or groups covered under the protected groups as outlined by the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Harassment occurs when a person is subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct because of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation.