Support Resources


Scroll through the list below to find resources based on your organization.
Accessibilty Services
Students whose success at college may be affected by a disability must contact the Centre for Access upon admittance to
the College. Many Students do not even realize that they have a disability and therefore they never identify themselves
in order to benefit from the services we can offer.
Counselling
Georgian College's counsellors are trained professionals who can assist and support students through free, confidential services.
On-call counsellors are available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for students who are in crisis or who are dealing with time-sensitive issues.
Crown Ward Support
Connect with your Crown Ward Champion. Your CW Champion can provide support and information throughout your college program.
Georgian Athletics
Campus Recreation provides a chance to participate in a wide variety of sports in a non-varsity environment.
These are fun friendly activities that anyone from beginners to experts can participate in. Check what's available on your campus.
Georgian College Students' Association Benefit Plan Office
Your Student Service Coordinator in the Student Benefit Plan Office is fully acquainted with the details of health and dental benefits.
Stop by for any assistance you may need.
Georgian College Students' Association Clubs
Make your college experience incredible. Get involved in a club. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people, share ideas, have fun, and make friends.
Georgian Health & Wellness Clinics Barrie Campus
Georgian College hosts a number of health care clinics that are open to the public.
These clinics give students experience to apply what they have learned in the classroom and lab sessions, and also give opportunities to
community members to receive treatments at an affordable rate. All clinics are supervised by a clinical expert.
Click the links below to find out more about the clinics offered:

First Year Experience / First Generation Services
Each new year, college students face any number of questions, common issues or obstacles.
First Generation students are the first in their family to attend college or university, and may have unique needs and experiences.
If your parents or guardians did not attend college or university,
they might not be familiar with how to help you with some of those challenges.
That's where we come in – we can support you in the transition to college and throughout your program. Find out more at First Year Experience or First Generation


Fitness Centre Barrie Campus
The Barrie Campus Fitness Centre features:
  • 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Centre
  • 20,000 sq. ft. Double Gymnasium
  • Indoor Running/Jogging Track (147m)
  • Complete line of Strength & Rehabilitation equipment
  • Group Fitness/Instruction Studio
  • Cardio Area including Bikes, Treadmills, Elliptical Trainers
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Shower/Change room facilities with lockers (day or rental)

Fitness Centre Orillia Campus
The Orillia Fitness Centre features:
  • 8,000 sq ft Fitness Centre
  • Paramount & Cybex VR2 Strength Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Spin Room/Studio
  • Warm-up/Stretching Area
  • 10,000 sq. ft. Single Gymnasium
  • Men's and Women's Change room facilities with lockers

Indigenous Resource Centres
Indigenous Resource Centres are located at the Barrie, Midland, Owen Sound and Orillia campuses, with outreach to the Muskoka, South Georgian Bay and Orangeville campuses. They provide students with a culturally supportive and comfortable environment where they can study, socialize, and access a wide range of resources. Our friendly staff are here to support you, whether academically, personally or spiritually.
  • Barrie Campus - Room M137
  • Orillia Campus - Room B201
  • Owen Sound Campus - Room A147
  • Midland Campus - Room A115
  • Muskoka - contact: (705).646.7629
  • South Georgian Bay - contact: (705).445.2961
  • Orangeville - contact: (519).940.0331

Learning Centre
The Learning Centre's (LSC) goal is to promote student achievement and retention, develop independent life-long learners,
and support innovation in learning and teaching through the integration of learning strategy and peer tutoring services.
To find out more about the services offered through the LRC click the links below.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed 2 toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide , and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide . The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.
In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Language
Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.
Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone .

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