The Employee of Concern Advisory Team (ECAT) is the multidisciplinary team that will facilitate a coordinated response to all behaviours in which individuals may pose a threat to themselves or others. The goal of the response is to prevent serious violence and to support all individuals involved.

ECAT Team Membership



Worrisome Behaviours


Share with Supervisor, Protective Services, ECAT or SOCAT

  • Violent content
  • Writing or speech is disjointed and fragmented
  • Stories/journals/assignments/ communications
  • Vague threatening statements
  • Significant change in anti-social behaviour
  • Significant change in baseline behaviour and/or appearance
  • Behaviours causing others to feel uncomfortable
  • Disruptive behaviour in learning/living/working environments
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Significant academic/work performance changes
  • Disrespect for authority, unreasonable demands
  • Substance abuse
  • Harassment/sexual harassment
  • High use of email/social media

High Risk Behaviours


Contact Protective Services, ECAT or SOCAT

  • Acts of aggression
  • Stalking behaviour
  • Possession of weapon/replica
  • Bomb threat plan
  • Unwanted sexual advances/contact
  • Verbal/written threat to kill/injure self or others
  • Internet website threats to kill or injure self/others
  • Fire-setting behaviour
  • Escalation in frequency and/or intensity of behaviour
  • Threats of violence
  • Hate-motivated violence targeting a particular student or group
  • Cluster of worrisome behaviour
  • Plans of sabotage
  • Writing or speech is disjointed and fragmented
  • Gang related intimidation and violence

Immediate Threat


Call 911

  • Weapons in possession that poses serious threat to others
  • Plan for serious assault on a target
  • Homicidal/ suicidal behaviour that threatens safety
  • Fire-setting
  • Acts of sabotage that threaten the safety of self or others
  • Targeted bomb threat