Students with children

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.

Human Resources
Includes the COVID-19 Quarantine or Self-Isolation Form, essential functions that require a physical presence on campus, and tips for working remotely.

Childcare Support Plan, Human Resources

School of Graduate Studies

Mature Students and Families, Inclusive Queen’s

Life Beyond Work, Campus Wellness Project

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 - Forms

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

AMS Food bank  - Student card required

Swipe It Forward Queen's - Short term assistance

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.

Boys and Girls Club - 2 locations, downtown and west end

City of Kingston - Summer Camps - Information about camps across Kingston 

SteamWorks Summer Camp - Weekly camps for kids run by Kingston SteamWorks

YMCA Kingston - Childcare, recreation, summer camps

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