Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

DIVISION OF

Student Affairs

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Students With Children

Queen's Resources 

Support Services & Places to Go On Campus

Ban Righ Centre - Student advising, emergency bursaries, awards, study spaces, special events, and a community of peers

Faith and Spiritual Life - Support Services and emergency bursaries

Financial Services - Emergency bursaries, funding and awards

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre - Families are welcome, breast feeding 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 - International welcome & intro to Queen's, advising & support, English conversation program (for adults, incl. spouses of students), social activities, lounge and eating space

QUIC - Spouses, partners and families - Supports for spouses and partners

Student Wellness Services - Support Services, health, counselling, accessibility, health promotion

Housing, Finance, Bursaries and Leave

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 - Information and forms

SGS - Maternity and Parental Leave Funding  - Information and forms

Childcare, Education, Summer Camps & PA Days

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

Food On-Campus

AMS Food bank  - Student card required

Swipe It Forward Queen's - Short term assistance

Breastfeeding & Change Table Locations

Interactive map - School of Nursing website

Locations:

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

Discounts

AMS student discount list - Student card required

Off-Campus Resources

Programs, Centres and Facilities

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

Support Services and Socializing

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

One Parent Families - Socializing group for adults - Through meetup

Ontario Early Years - Play-based learning activities. Information about parenting. Support networks and links to community services.

Childcare

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

Food Off-Campus

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

Thrift Stores

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