CSA Statement Regarding Student Support Resources

Tuesday, December 3, 2013



On the evening of Saturday, November 30, there was a fire in a residence on campus. Three individuals were sent to the hospital, two were released with one remaining in a stable condition.

At this time, your Central Student Association (CSA) has made it a priority to ensure that students affected by this incident are provided with support. Your CSA is working closely with University Administration to ensure that necessary supports are available to meet student needs during this time.

Some services and supports that have already been identified are academic accommodation for students needing to defer exams, additional counselling services, and making community and campus resources accessible.

This incident and the diverse reactions to it, remind us that we need to continue to support mental health awareness and programming on our campus. The University of Guelph community must continue to focus on working towards ending the stigma surrounding mental health and towards reducing and combatting harassment; be it face-to-face or online.

This is a stressful time of year on campus for many students and we encourage students to utilize the services available to you. If you require additional information, please contact Tyler Valiquette (your CSA Local Affairs Commissioner) at 519-824-4120 x54407 or .


Resources available:

Student Counselling Services: Offers Urgent Walk-In Service each afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30pm on the 2nd floor of the University Centre.


519-824-4120 x53244.

Employee Assistance Program: For university staff, including Residence Life Staff - access to 24-hour counselling.

519-824-4120 x52133.

Student Support Network: drop-in peer support, after-hours support line, and a weekly chill & chat group. Located across from the cannon in Raithby House.


519-824-4120 x55002

Student Health Services: Includes a crisis support helpline.


519-824-4120 x52131

Multi-Faith Resource Team: Offers faith based support located in Raithby House beside the Cannon.


519-824-4120 x52390

Good2Talk: 24-hour help line dedicated to big and small stresses targeted specifically towards students in post-secondary institutions.
1-866-925-5454 or connect through 2-1-1

FeelingBetterNow: medically approved, anonymous, online mental health care program designed to assist in the prevention, early diagnosis and ongoing management of common emotional and mental health issues.


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