Therapeutic and Self-Care Resources
Facilitates dialogue, education, and engagement on all matters related to equity, identity, and anti-oppression. The commission strives to foster a safer space for students to connect students with resources, and to engage with and promote social justice and human rights issues on campus.
Black Luck Collective (Kingston)
Black Luck Collective is about inviting and the coming-together of new and seasoned Black Kingstonians to see, to know, that they are not isolated here and to uncover our dependable and visible community.
Empower Me – 1-844-741-6389
Free 24/7 in-person and online mental health counselling that is confidential, multilingual, culturally sensitive, gender inclusive and faith inclusive.
Financial Awards for Racialized and First-Generation Students
Racialized and first-generation students can access financial support through the Ester Margaret Harrison Awards for Black Canadian Students, the renewable Ester Margaret Harrison Awards for Visible Minority/Racialized Students, and the Ester Margaret Harrison Award for First Generation Students. See the Student Awards website for further information.
Queen’s offer first-generation candidates, including Pathways to Education students, Crown Wards, and members of the Boys and Girls Club Raising the Grade program, an alternative admission pathway to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program. Offers of admission are made to First-Generation candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. Students will be introduced to the contacts and services available at the Student Experience Office and the Student Awards Office during the application process and upon admission.
Offers support for Indigenous students for academic, spiritual, physical and emotional needs (advisors and elders are available).
Individual counselling sessions for Black-identified students
Student Wellness Services is offering individual counselling sessions for Black-identified students with a black-identified counselling professional.
- Book an appointment with Dr.E.L. Adams, a clinical and educational psychologist in the Kingston community: email email@example.com
- Request individual counselling sessions with Dr. Arunima Khanna, Counsellor Cross-Cultural, Diversity and Equity Affairs: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavie Williams, Queen’s Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor
Central point of contact for individuals and units who wish to learn about anti-oppression and anti-racism initiatives and services at Queen’s. Embedded within the Equity and Human Rights Offices, she has a particular focus on anti-racism and its intersections, institutional inclusion, and anti-oppression strategies. Lavie is available to meet with students, staff, and faculty at Queen’s. Email: email@example.com
Supportive Programming for Indigenous Students
Lisa Doxtator provides one-on-one and group counselling, as well as wellness and cultural programming to Indigenous students. To set up an appointment with Lisa, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yellow House, located at 140 Stuart Street, provides dedicated space for some of Queen’s undergraduate and graduate student clubs working to advance social justice, anti-racism, diversity or inclusion on campus.
A resource that provides information about support and services (academics, financial, housing, well-being, role models) for Indigenous students interested in, or already attending, a university in Ontario.
Therapists and Hotlines
24/7 (call or text) hotline (space for peer support and counselling, using a Black LGBTQ+ and Femme lens)
A search engine for therapists for Black women.
A spreadsheet of Black female therapists in the GTA.
Yoga, Meditation, and Positive Affirmations
Provides positive and affirming news about Black people and representation.
A meditation app for BIPOC. App available on Google Play Stores or Apple App Stores.
Organization in Toronto offering mental health workshops/panels, yoga, and meditation for Black women.
Account for positive self-affirmations and journaling for Black folks.
A toolkit for healing the four bodies: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Account for healing and racial trauma therapy.
Available Resources in Kingston, and more broadly in Canada, that were created by Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour
Sociology graduate students created a spreadsheet of resources available in Kingston, and more broadly in Canada, that were created by Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour. The spreadsheet is very much a work in progress – students continue to add to it every day.
There are currently five tabs in the spreadsheet:
- Therapeutic – wellness and counseling resources available on and off campus
- Community Action – workshops, events, and more
- Donate – organizations led by BIPOC that provide much needed supports to BIPOC and other communities made vulnerable; we titled this sheet Donate as these organizations welcome and appreciate allyship through material donations so they may continue doing important work
- Allyship – resources which explore what meaningful allyship means, from the perspective of BIPOC folks
- BIPOC Owned Businesses – Support BIPOC owned bookshops, restaurants, and retailers in Kingston, and beyond All resources can be accessed using this Google Docs spreadsheet.
We hope that students, staff, and faculty in the department will find these resources useful. If you know of other resources that can be added, please let us know!