2SLGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
Identifies and encourages the development of positive spaces within the Queen’s community where sexual and gender identity is affirmed and individuals can receive support and information on LGBTQ issues.
Offers women of all ages, especially mothers and/or women returning to university studies after an interruption, a community and environment which provides practical, personal, and financial support.
Levana Gender Advocacy Centre
A student-funded organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for gender empowerment.
Celebrates queer media arts and contributes to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of sexuality, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health, and age.
A queer discussion group for all members of the Kingston community.
Provides HIV/AIDS education and support programs as well as limited Hepatitis C services to people in Kingston and surrounding area.
Offers peer-support phone, text, and chat services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer, and questioning young people.
Creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities.
Offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management.
ASUS Peer Tutoring (APT) is a facilitation program that provides a centralized directory of tutors for tutees.
Provides career planning and employment services designed to empower students in making informed decisions about their career, further education, and employment goals.
Offers guidance on individual programs and courses. See your faculty website for further details.
A central resource for those seeking information on disability and accessibility issues on campus.
Central booking, which provides information on classroom spaces, including: building location, capacity, installed technology, and accessibility.
Offers a range of services, computers, assistive devices, specialized software and workshops to support students with disabilities. The ATC also helps students develop effective reading, writing, research, and study skills.
For undergraduate students with temporary mobility impairments who require taxi assistance to and from campus and classes. Students apply through Student Awards by completing an AMS Emergency Taxi Fund application (PDF, 217 KB).
Provides information, advice, and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s on protections available in polices and legislation.
Assists students with disabilities with research skill development, library material retrieval, photocopy support, and extended loan arrangements, as needed.
Provides psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment services to post-secondary students in Southeastern Ontario. Students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or other disabilities can contact the RARC directly if they need an updated assessment.
Provides national leadership in the shaping of public policy and federal legislation, working effectively to ensure that the voices of individuals with learning disabilities are heard.
Offers resources, services, information and products designed to help people with learning disabilities (LDs) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Cross-Cultural and QTBIPoC
A support service for all members of the Queen's community; promoting an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive leaning environment.
Acts as a home away from home for Indigenous students and a support service to the Queen’s campus for many Indigenous related activities, initiatives, and knowledge.
Human Rights and Equity Offices (HREO)
Provides information, advice, and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s regarding protections available under polices and legislation through Human Rights Advisory Services and Equity Services.
A safe, comfortable, and accountable space for queer, racialized, marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, and to celebrate and to honour their histories.
Has resources, programs, and initiatives that help build a campus that embraces diversity and empowers all members of the Queen’s community to help students thrive. See their list of cultural clubs.
Builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university.
Fosters a safer space for students to connect students with resources, and engages with and promotes social justice and human rights issues on campus.
Administers a comprehensive range of financial aid programs, including: government student financial assistance, scholarships, bursaries and awards, work study program, and financial aid and advising.
Provides free food service, including: fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and other non-perishable foods to Queen’s students.
Offers short-term, urgent support to students in need of food; accessible by program partner referrals.
The Providing Equal Access, Changing Hunger Market is is a food-forward initiative operating on a sliding scale. Patrons can self-select the amount they pay for their food from a list of suggested prices. This operating model strives to uphold people’s dignity and autonomy by providing access to high-quality and nutritious food at a low cost.
Provides the Kingston community with non-perishable food items and fresh foods, including: milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.
Kingston community members can access fresh food through community kitchen programs, fresh food market stands, fresh food delivery, and more.
Provides a place where people in need can have a nutritious meal and find the social support of a community of friends and volunteers.
Your Best You: Improving Your Mood
- Understand your mood, learn to manage your mood (includes a list of campus and community resources) , and develop practical problem-solving skills
- Improving Your Mood Workbook and worksheets (PDF 1.9, MB)
Your Best You: Managing Your Anxiety
- Understand your anxiety, develop techniques to manage anxiety, discover coping strategies for specific types of anxiety (includes a list of campus and community resources)
- Managing Your Anxiety Workbook and worksheets (PDF, 2.3 MB)
- Managing Your Anxiety Interactive Module
Just as I Am: The Practice of Self-Care and Compassion
- Learn methods to face your current difficulties, develop effective soothing techniques to draw on when needed most, find ways to navigate life with greater courage and confidence
- Self-Care and Compassion Workbook (includes worksheets) (PDF, 720 KB)
Offers interfaith counselling, ceremonial services, community development, and spiritual support. Available to discuss spiritual, religious, personal, and financial problems.
Offers peer-based support to undergraduate students on a drop-in basis.
- 552 Princess St. (between Alfred and Frontenac)
Offers assessment, counselling, and treatment for people experiencing first onset of psychosis symptoms such as unusual beliefs, hallucinations, and/or disordered thinking.
- For 18-24-year-olds
- 31 Hyperion Court (off Counter St. between Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. and Division)
Offers professional counselling to individuals, families, groups, and employers in the Kingston community.
A confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental volunteer-based listening phone service.
Free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program available for free to all Ontario residents. Can help with anxiety and/or depression + includes check-ins with a therapist.
A personalized mental health support that, through digital messaging and tailored readings/activities, enables you to work 1-on-1 with a registered therapist. Free for Ontario residents.
Teaches you to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives you tools to help you support them.
A free skill-building program designed to help manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Provides information and resources to communities in Canada to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
Provides programs and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, and support recovery and resilience.
Provides confidential virtual counselling to students at universities in Ontario at no cost. Students have access to a diverse pool of counsellors-in-training under supervision, tailored to their specific needs (i.e., culture, age, ethnicity, gender, etc.).
A mental health education program proven to increase campus awareness of mental illness and mental health resources for post-secondary students.
A Studentcare Psychology Network; group of psychologists who offer their services to students via secure online video conferencing at a preferred rate.
Provides Canadians with the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide.
Provides anyone living in Canada with free access to self-directed resources, supports and counselling with a mental health professional.
Offers sports and recreational activities like aquatics, casual recreation, recreational clubs, fitness and wellness programs, and intramurals. (On-campus)
Your go-to place for everything you want to know about physical activity and getting active in Kingston. (Off-campus)
Provides information and referral service for all things related to sex, sexuality, and sexual health. (On-Campus).
Provides credible, up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, including: contraception and sexually transmitted infections.
Offers programs and services to orient students to university life, to support their successful transitions into and through university, and to encourage leadership development, student engagement, and co-curricular involvement while at Queen's.
Clubs allow you to connect with other students and give you an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Queen’s and Kingston Community. The AMS Clubs Directory lists and provides a description of the student clubs/organizations available and includes some of the equity deserving and mental health groups.
Encourage and support a culture of wellbeing for all who learn and work at Queen’s - students, staff and faculty. They have a directory of all wellness-related resources on campus searchable by name, department, and community.
A confidential, non-medical detox service where Queen’s students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off. (On-campus)
A confidential, non-medical detox service where people living in Kingston, ages 16 years or older, can go to safely withdraw from alcohol or other drugs. (Off-campus)
Provides health, disease prevention, and treatment services to vulnerable populations by offering barrier-free access to primary care and addiction services.
Provides free, 24/7, anonymous, and confidential health services information. Use chat or search directory to find youth programs across Ontario.
A drug and alcohol treatment guide, created in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
A non-professional and self-supporting program open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
A non-professional and self-supporting program open to anyone who wants to learn how to stay clean and live a life free from addiction.
Mutual support programs for adults (Al-Anon) and teens (Alateen) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Provides leadership in reducing the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.
Services include assessment, brief early intervention, residential programs, day treatment, continuing care, and family support. The website offers a wide range of information on mental health and addictions.
A free online support tool designed to help Ontarians ages 16 and up reduce or stop the use of over 70 substances, is now available for patients to use independently (self-referral) or under the supervision of their clinician as part of an ongoing addiction recovery program (health care provider referral). Breaking Free Online assists with early intervention, prevention, or rehabilitation and is available in English and French.
A free, confidential, 24/7 service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and tobacco use. Smokers' Helpline serves P.E.I, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, and is available in over 100 languages through an interpreter. Call the helpline at 1-877-513-5333 or Text the number 123456, type 'iQuit' and press send.