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Wellness and Community Resources

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The lists below are intended to connect students, staff, and faculty with the campus resources available to support wellness and foster a safe and respectful community, which includes Queen's commitment to the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity. 

For urgent support, please follow this link to the student wellness centre. 

Queen's EDII Initiatives

Faculty of Arts and Science EDII ThoughtExchange

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/257870506/welcome 

A space to anonymously share thoughts on how the Faculty of Arts & Science can improve on their EDII efforts. 


Human Rights and Equity Office

https://www.queensu.ca/hreo/

Training Opportunities

The Human Rights and Equity Office comprises Queen's Human Rights Advisory Services, Equity Services, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Accessibility Hub. HREO's vision: an inclusive community that values, respects, and celebrates the dignity and worth of every person, and where all can be their best. 


Inclusive Queen's

https://www.queensu.ca/inclusive/

Within the office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Inclusive Queen's is a place where community members can learn about the resources, programs, and new initiatives that are helping to build a campus that embraces diversity and empowers all members of the Queen's community to thrive. 

Includes: Inclusive Supports on Campus and in the Community


Office of Indigenous Initiatives

https://www.queensu.ca/indigenous/

Indigenous Terminology Guide (2019)

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric of life at the university. 

Wellness and Community Resources

Accessibility Hub

Website: queensu.ca/accessibility

Email:  accessibility.hub@queensu.ca

This central online resource connects Queen’s community members to all of the accessibility initiatives and services on campus. This includes direct links to Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and information on academic accommodations for students, as well as help with the new VENTUS portal


Ban Righ Centre for Mature Women

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/ban-righ-centre/

Tel: 613-533-2976

The Ban Righ Centre assists women-identified students of all ages, especially those who are returning to university after a time away to continue formal or informal education.

The Centre is located on campus and is a hub of campus life for mature women students and mothers from diverse backgrounds, through which they can become part of a community of peers. 


Cultural Supports (by Inclusive Queen's)

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/inclusive/resources/cultural-supports

Tel: 613533-2020

The Cultural Supports webpage by Inclusive Queen's provides links to Cross-Cultural Counselling services, the Queen's University International Centre, and a number of Student Cultural Clubs on campus.


Faith and Spiritual Life

Website: queensu.ca/faith-and-spiritual-life

Tel: 613-533-2186

Email: chaplain@queensu.ca

Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. As part of Student Affairs, Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful, and safe space. Chaplains can also provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff.

We are faith-positive, spirituality-positive, and queer-positive. We respect and advocate for both freedom of, and freedom from, religion. 


Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections/ and Facebook

Tel: 613-533-6970

Email: 4direct@queensu.ca

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, or 4D as it is affectionately called, strives to be a home away from home, a hub of activity and an essential resource for Queen's Indigenous students. 4D offers advising, cultural programming, cultural counselling and support.


Human Rights Advisory Services: Human Rights Issues

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/  

Tel: 613-533-6886

Email: hrights@queensu.ca 

Human Rights Advisory Services provides advice to Queen's community members concerning human rights issues arising at Queen's and advocates for human rights practices and policies that respond to the needs of Queen's equity-seeking communities. 

Queen's encourages anyone who has been personally affected by any form of human rights related discrimination or harassment to contact the Human Rights Advisory Services. 

Includes information and resources on: Aboriginal, Accommodation, Age, Citizenship, Creed, Disability, Domestic Violence, Marital and Family Status, Gender Identity, Investigations, Immigrant, visitor and refugee women in an abusive relationship, Race and Racism, Sex, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation.

This includes the Client Intake Human Rights FormIN-SIGHT Harassment, Discrimination, and Bias/Hate Incident Anonymous Submission Form. 


Peer Support Centre (PSC)

Website: amspeersupport.com/

Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75111

E-Mail: peersupport@ams.queensu.ca

The Peer Support Centre is a group of dedicated student volunteers who provide a welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. Students are encouraged to speak with PSC volunteers who will listen and offer support for any and all issues. PSC volunteers can suggest resources available on campus and in the Kingston community.

PSC X CARED is a dedicated service for self-identified BIPOC students


Positive Space Program

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/positivespace/

Email: posspace@queensu.ca

Positive Space is a sticker program for the entire campus community welcoming sexual and gender diversity and signaling that individuals can receive support and information on LGBTQ issues


Queen's Hillel

Website: https://hillelontario.org/queens/

Email: yos.tarshish@hillelontario.org (Yos Tarshish, Assistant Director of Queen's Hillel)

Queen’s Hillel is the centre for Jewish life on campus. We provide social, educational, and religious opportunities to ensure that there is a vibrant Jewish community at Queen’s University. Queen’s Hillel creates a pluralistic environment in which anyone in the Queen’s community, regardless of denomination or religious belief, can feel comfortable and included. Whether it be one of our eight annual Shabbat dinners, our Holocaust Education Week activities, Israel experience and engagement programs, countless Tzedek initiatives that take us into the greater Kingston community, or our legendary Bar Mitzvah Bash, Queen’s Hillel truly has something for everyone. And if what you’re looking for doesn’t exist yet-we want to help you create it!


Scholars of Colour at Watson Hall

Website: https://scholarsofcolourwatsonhall.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.faceook.com/ScholarsofColourWatsonHall/ 

Email: scholarsofcolour@clubs.queensu.ca

Scholars of Colour is a community of graduate students of colour in the department of History, English Language & Literature, Philosophy, and Classics at John Watson Hall, Queen's University. Learn more about the fantastic graduate research being conducted by BIPOC scholars in the Humanities at Queen's University.


Student Wellness Services

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/home

Appointments: https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/appointments-same-day-clinic

Tel: 613-533-2506

Email: wellness.services@queensu.ca 

For students in need of wellness support, Student Wellness Services provides medical health, mental health, health promotion, and accessibility services to Queen’s students. SWS supports the personal, academic, and social health development of students at Queen's by providing a range of programs and services. They aim to offer a welcoming, confidential, and integrated services that is responsive to your health and wellness needs. 

Book an appointment with a physician, nurse, or counsellor. Counsellors are embedded in most faculties/schools, including residence, and there are specialized supports for racialized students, LGBTQ+ students, Indigenous students, and Black-identified students.

Mental health resources include one-on-one appointments or self-directed mental health supports such as Empower Me and Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), or you can email counselling.services@queensu.ca.


Yellow House

Website: https://queensu.ca/yellow-house    

Tel: 343-363-4484

Email: yellowhouse@queensu.ca

Yellow House is a safe, comfortable and accountable space for queer, racialized, marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate and to honour their histories. Yellow House seeks to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices.


Queen’s Equity Locator App

Apple Queen's Equity Locator App

Offers maps of Queen’s campus with crowd sourced equity related points of interest, including accessible entrances, gender-neutral washrooms, elevators, and more.


Queen's Multifaith Calendar

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/faith-and-spiritual-life/religious-accommodations/multifaith-calendar 

The Multifaith calendar is a valuable resource for community members who seek to demonstrate inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty, visitors and guests of the University. In today's diverse and multicultural society, festivals and faith-based holidays are an important part of many people's lives. Being aware of these events can foster an open and inclusive environment.


Queen’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/sexualviolencesupport/

VESTA online support hub: https://www.queensu.ca/sexualviolencesupport/vesta-campus 

Tel: 613-533-6000 Ext. 36330

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Service is part of the Human Rights and Equity Office, an independent department on campus located in Mackintosh Corry Hall. SVPRS is the point on contact on campus for students impacted by sexual violence and for prevention initiatives.

Vesta is an online support hub which allows you to record your experience, access on-campus and off-campus support, anonymously submit, and report to the Kingston Police. 


Queen’s University International Centre

Website: http://quic.queensu.ca/ and Facebook

Tel: 613-533-2604

QUIC is a support service for all members of the Queen's community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.

Teaching and Learning Resources

Centre for Teaching and Learning: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Resources

This website offers starting points specifically focused on teaching and learning to address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to take action on the Queen's University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report Yakwanastahentéha / Aankenjigemi / Extending the Rafters.

Includes: Pedagogy of Peace 


Centre for Teaching and Learning: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

This website provides educational programs intended to build community awareness, increase knowledge and address systemic barriers to inclusion. This includes Self-Directed Learning modules such as CTL Transforming Teaching Toolkit where the Principles of inclusive teaching are woven throughout. 


Centre for Teaching and Learning Teaching Toolkit: Inclusive Community

CTL offers resources related to inclusive pedagogies, decolonization, accessibility, Indigenous pedagogies, and social presence in face-to-face and remote teaching environments.


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization Key Terms

A resource created by the Human Rights and Equity Office in 2020.


Indigenous Terminology and Land Acknowledgement: A Guide for the Queen's Community

A resource created by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives in 2019.

 

 

 

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