Community Care

Stronger together: Bringing BIPoC students together for community, collective healing
and solidarity 


 

The purpose of this page is to outline resources that support wellbeing and community building opportunities for BIPoC students in the face of racism and bigotry. Much of this content is focused on anti-Asian racism in the face of current issues surrounding hate and violence facing the AAPI community, however we will continue to add resources that provide support and opportunities for community and solidarity building for BIPoC communities. 

Wellbeing

These resources are curated to address the impact of racial trauma on our mental health and wellness.

 

1:1 Support

  • Queen's University Student Wellness Services: Contact Cross-Cultural Counsellor: Dr. Arunima Khanna 613-533-6000 ext. 75774
  • Empower Me: This Queen's service is offered with an equity, diversity, and inclusivity lens. Students can request, culture, race, religion, gender identity/sexual orientation specific support with counsellors, consultants, and life coaches.
  • Good2Talk: This external service provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.
     

Self-Directed Guidance 

Group/Peer Support

  • PROTECH - This external resource aims to reduce the negative psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chinese Canadians and other affected groups while promoting community resilience.
  • Queen's AMS Peer Support Centre: A dedicated group of trained student volunteers offering social and personal peer-based support to students at Queen’s.
  • Graduate Peer Support Centre (GPSC) is a group of student volunteers who provide confidential and welcoming peer-based support to Graduate and Professional students at Queen's. 
  • Healing in colour is an external resource offering individual, couples and family therapy through a directory of BIPoC therapists who are committed to supporting the intersectionality of BIPoC communites.
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Combatting Racism

These resources are curated with the intent of supporting the resilience of our communities, to share knowledge across BIPoC communities, and to connect you with organizations that are leading in the fight against racism.

Student- Led Activism

  • Canadian Federation of Student's Anti-Racism Toolkit - Anti-Racism Toolkit is designed to support direct on-campus anti-racism organizing efforts across BIPoC communities.
  • Ryerson's Response Hate Toolkit - is designed to support community-led activism to combat anti-Asian racism, outlining a series of rights and resources to guide individuals and/or witnesses who experience racist incidents.


     

    Community-Led Activism 

    Tools to communicate/educate about anti-racism


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    Ways to Support

     

    India is fighting a hard battle against COVID 19. There's a way you can help.

    Fundraiser by Harshavardhan Thyagarajan : CAre for India: Fundraiser by SA Students @Queen's:
     The proceeds from this fundraiser will help finance a number of vital resources including support for migrant workers, front-line cremation workers, mental health grief/trauma workers, and in funding medical equipment and oxygen cylinders for those in need.

     

    Upcoming Events at Queen's for BIPoC students: 

    Events for BIPoC students to connect at Queen's. Note select events are open to students, staff and faculty to build community across stakeholder groups. If you have an event to add to this page, please email us

    Drop-in Support for Students from India and Pakistan
    Date and Time: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Session for Indian and Pakistani students. Watch your Queen’s email for direct invitation please. In light of the current difficult pandemic situation, the QUIC and a counsellor from Student Wellness Services will be available to students from India and Pakistan to check-in, offer support and listen to concerns.  If you have questions, concerns or if you did not receive your Zoom link, please email the QUIC's International Student Advisors at ISA@queensu.ca.

    We are in the process of curating a student wellbeing series that addresses the effects of and opportunities for healing from racial trauma and discrimination within BIPoC communities through a diverse set of mental health practitioners, educators and platforms. If you have ideas and want to participate in this work, please email us.


     

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