Students with children face unique challenges arising from the current public health situation, including adjusting to new routines at home, talking with dependents about COVID-19, and finding meaningful activities for children of all ages.
We hope the following additional information and resources are helpful for you and your family during this time!
Safe Return, Queen’s University
Includes information about academic accommodations, links to Faculty-specific updates, and campus services.
Fall 2021 Safe Return, Student Affairs
It can be overwhelming to balance parent, family, and education responsibilities. Student Wellness Services is now offering many appointments remotely, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, for students in need of support.
Includes the COVID-19 Quarantine or Self-Isolation Form, essential functions that require a physical presence on campus, and tips for working remotely.
Ban Righ Centre - Student advising, emergency bursaries, awards, study spaces, special events, and a community of peers
Faith and Spiritual Life - Pastoral support and emergency bursaries
Financial Services - Emergency bursaries, funding and awards
Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre - Families are welcome, breastfeeding location, fully accessible kitchen
Human Rights Office - The central resource for human rights issues at Queen's University.
Peer Support Centre - Support, resource referral, and practical assistance
Queen's Legal Aid - Provides legal services to low-income residents of Kingston and Queen's Students
Queen's University Child Friendly Campus Initiative Facebook page - for Queen's parents to join and network with each other
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) - International welcome & intro to Queen's, advising & support, English conversation program (for adults, incl. spouses of students), social activities, lounge and eating space
QUIC - Children - Information about childcare, school registration, and support for parents
QUIC - Spouses, partners and families - Supports for spouses and partners
Student Wellness Services - health, counselling, accessibility, health promotion
Emergency Assistance - Bursaries and awards for emergency situations
Housing - An Clachan - Family friendly housing
QUIC - Tax information - Information on tax returns in Canada
Registrar's Office - General bursary application - must be full time student
SGPS - Bursaries - Bursaries available through SGPS
SGPS - Health and Dental Benefits - Detailed benefit information
SGS - Maternity and Parental Leave Funding - Information and forms
QUIC - Children's Education - Overview of children's education in Kingston and Canada
ARC Q camps - Not just sports camps, Q-Camps also features a large variety of theme camps - ages 4-18
ASUS camps - Arts and Science Undergraduate Society - summer camp for children 4-8 years of age
Enrichment Studies Unit - Providing grade 6 to 12 students with challenging academic enrichment opportunities
Queen's Daycare Centre - Affordable childcare for families within the community of Queen's University
Youth Camps - Variety of camps for children ages 5-18 are offered at Queen’s in spring and summer
Interactive map - School of Nursing website
- Ban Righ - 32 Bader Lane - Comfortable, private breastfeeding room, diapers and toiletries available, accessible via stairs
- Agnes Etherington Art Gallery - 36 University Ave., main floor - Located in women's and men's washroom, wheelchair accessible
- Bioscience Complex - 116 Barrie St, hallway near self-serve Tim Horton's - Located in men's washroom, wheelchair accessible
- Cataraqui Building - 92 Barrie St. Room 129 - Also features a baby change table and a reclining chair, within private breastfeeding room, accessible by wheelchair
- Isabel Bader Centre - 390 King St. West, lower level - Located in family washroom, wheelchair accessible
- JDUC - SGPS Family Room - 99 University Ave - Key available from Student Life Services front desk (at main Union St entrance) - accessible via stairs
- Kingston General Hospital - 76 Stuart St, main floor entrance - Located in family washroom, wheelchair accessible
Child and Family Benefits Federal Child Tax Benefit Program - International students may be eligible
City of Kingston - Childcare Subsidy - Must be eligible to receive
Family and Children's Services - Children's Aid Society
Immunizations - Information on vaccinations
Jumpstart program - Funding program for children in sports
KFL&A Public Health Unit - information and services
Kingston Childcare Registry - Centralized registry to apply for childcare space across Kingston & Frontenac
Kingston Community Health Centre - Better Beginnings - supports for families with children from 0-5 years
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres - Ages 0-6, play-based activities within a school setting
Recreation Facilities - Across Kingston
SPARK - Subsidy program for affordable recreation in Kingston
7 cups (anonymous online chat) - Free, anonymous and confidential online text chat
Kingston Community Health Centre Parent and Child Early Learning Groups
Maltby Centre - Mental Health and Autism Services
Ontario Early Years - Play-based learning activities. Information about parenting. Support networks and links to community services.
Loving Spoonful Community Kitchen - Cooking skills - making meals that can be frozen and eaten throughout the week
Partner’s in Mission Food Bank - Must register with program prior to receiving
Salvation Army Client Choice Pantry - Emergency food supply for qualifying individuals. Must present income and expense statements
St. Vincent De Paul Society of Kingston - Emergency Groceries - Emergency 2 day supply of food in case of crisis. May use program once every 2 months.
Wholesale Club - Food shopping in bulk to reduce food costs
Mission Thrift Store - Clothing and household items
Phase 2 - Clothing and accessories - Close to campus
Salvation Army - Students receive 50% off clothing and 25% off furniture on Thursdays
Talize - Clothing and household items - Students save 10% every day
The Goodway - Everything 50% off on Fridays
Value Village - Signup for Super Saver Club to receive offers