Other Supports & Resources

2SLGBTQ+ and Gender Issues 

Positive Space

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. 

Ban Righ Centre

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.

Reel Out Arts Project Inc.

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.

HARS (HIV/AIDS Regional Services)

Provides HIV/AIDS education and support programs as well as limited Hepatitis C services to people in Kingston and surrounding area.

LGBT Youth Line

Offers peer-support phone, text, and chat services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer, and questioning young people.

Rainbow Health

Creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities.


Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management.

ASUS Peer Tutoring

ASUS Peer Tutoring (APT) is a facilitation program that provides a centralized directory of tutors for tutees.

Career Services

Provides career planning and employment services designed to empower students in making informed decisions about their career, further education, and employment goals.

Academic Advisors

Offers guidance on individual programs and courses. See your faculty website for further details.


Accessibility Hub

A central resource for those seeking information on disability and accessibility issues on campus.  

Accessible Classrooms

Central booking, which provides information on classroom spaces, including: building location, capacity, installed technology, and accessibility.  

Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC)

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. 

AMS Emergency Taxi Fund

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).

Human Rights Advisory Services and Equity Services

Provides information, advice, and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s on protections available in polices and legislation.

Library Services for Students with Disabilities

Assists students with disabilities with research skill development, library material retrieval, photocopy support, and extended loan arrangements, as needed.  

Regional Assessment Resource Centre (RARC)

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.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

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.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Offers resources, services, information and products designed to help people with learning disabilities (LDs) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  

Canadian National Institute for the Blind: Ontario

Canadian Hearing Society

Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada

Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback

Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute

Cross-Cultural and QTBIPoC

Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

A support service for all members of the Queen's community; promoting an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive leaning environment.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D)

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.

Yellow House

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.

Inclusive Queen’s

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.

Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university.

AMS Social Issues Commission

Fosters a safer space for students to connect students with resources, and engages with and promotes social justice and human rights issues on campus.


Student Awards

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.

AMS Food Bank

Provides free food service, including: fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and other non-perishable foods to Queen’s students.

Queen’s Swipe It Forward

Offers short-term, urgent support to students in need of food; accessible by program partner referrals.

Queen’s Community Cupboard

Provides students with a cupboard filled with non-perishable foods, as well as  household and school supplies, to pick-up as needed or donate when possible.

P.E.A.C.H. Market

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.  

Kingston Food Bank

Provides the Kingston community with non-perishable food items and fresh foods, including: milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.

Loving Spoonful

Kingston community members can access fresh food through community kitchen programs, fresh food market stands, fresh food delivery, and more. 

Martha's Table

Provides a place where people in need can have a nutritious meal and find the social support of a community of friends and volunteers.

Mental Health

Your Best You: Improving Your Mood

Your Best You: Managing Your Anxiety

Just as I Am: The Practice of Self-Care and Compassion 


Faith and Spiritual Life

Offers interfaith counselling, ceremonial services, community development, and spiritual support. Available to discuss spiritual, religious, personal, and financial problems.

AMS Peer Support Centre

Offers peer-based support to undergraduate students on a drop-in basis.

Addiction and Mental Health Services (AMHS)

  • 613-544-1356
  • 552 Princess St. (between Alfred and Frontenac)

Heads Up! – Early Psychosis Intervention Program

Offers assessment, counselling, and treatment for people experiencing first onset of psychosis symptoms such as unusual beliefs, hallucinations, and/or disordered thinking.

List of Local Counsellors, Therapists and Psychologists

Maltby Centre

  • For 18-24-year-olds
  • 1-844-855-8340
  • 31 Hyperion Court (off Counter St. between Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. and Division) 

Resolve Counselling Services

Offers professional counselling to individuals, families, groups, and employers in the Kingston community.

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

A confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental volunteer-based listening phone service.

24/7 Phone and Online Resources (Urgent)


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.

BEACON Digital Therapy (iCBT)

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.

Be There – Help a Friend

Teaches you to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives you tools to help you support them.

Bounce Back Ontario

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.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Provides information and resources to communities in Canada to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

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.).

More Feet on the Ground

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.

Suicide Information and Education Centre (SIEC)

Provides Canadians with the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide.

Physical Activity

Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Adults (PDF, 188 KB)

Queen's Athletics & Recreation

Offers sports and recreational activities like aquatics, casual recreation, recreational clubs, fitness and wellness programs, and intramurals. (On-campus)

Kingston Gets Active

Your go-to place for everything you want to know about physical activity and getting active in Kingston. (Off-campus)

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC)

Provides information and referral service for all things related to sex, sexuality, and sexual health. (On-Campus).

Sex & U

Provides credible, up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, including: contraception and sexually transmitted infections.


Sleep Management Workbook (PDF, 1.62MB)

Canadian Sleep Society

Kingston Health Sciences Centre Sleep Lab

To be seen in the Sleep Disorders Lab you will need to be referred by your primary care provider.

Social Wellness

Student Experience Office (SEO)

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.

Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)

Has a variety of programs and services including group fitness classes, intramurals and/or a recreational club which allow you connect with others while being physically active.

AMS Clubs

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.  

Campus Wellness Project

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.

Substance Use

Campus Observation Room (COR)

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)

KHSC Detoxification Centre

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)

Kingston Street Health

Provides health, disease prevention, and treatment services to vulnerable populations by offering barrier-free access to primary care and addiction services.

Ontario’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Provides free, 24/7, anonymous, and confidential health services information. Use chat or search directory to find youth programs across Ontario.

Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada

A drug and alcohol treatment guide, created in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)

A non-professional and self-supporting program open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)

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.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Provides leadership in reducing the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 

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.

Breaking Free Online: Online Recovery Support Program

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.

Smokers' Helpline

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. 

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