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.
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.

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 .
Mental Health Helpline

Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services
Chat 2:00 pm to 2:00 am and text 2:00 pm to 2:00 am at #258258

Youth Services Bureau
(bilingual) 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario) 24/7 crisis line available for youth, as well as chat options at

Culturally grounded, fully confidential line for Indigenous women. Available in 14 languages across Ontario

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
24-hour crisis support.
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, including:
  • Common Experience Payments (CEP)
  • Independent Assessment Process (IAP)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events
  • commemorative activities
Resolution Health Support Program Services are safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.

You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivor Society
The IRSSS Crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-800-721-0066.

The Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
  • counselling
  • crisis intervention
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

First Nations Health Authority

Healing in Colour
Healing in Colour envisions a world where BIPOC, in all our intersections, have access to therapy that supports our healing and liberation. Find a BIPOC therapist in your community. Access a curated list of resources that support healing.

Native Youth Crisis Line 1-877-209-1266
24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.

Shkaabe Makwa
Shkaabe Makwa plays a key role in connecting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across the province with a focus on:
  • Building relationships and collaborative partnerships;
  • Providing training to support workforce development;
  • Advancing culturally relevant systems initiatives; and
  • Improving practice through research and knowledge exchange.
Shkaabe Makwa collaborates with many programs across CAMH to develop and deliver training, implement system initiatives, coordinate knowledge exchange events and webinars, support Virtual Care services, resource for research projects and lead Indigenous engagement for CAMH programs and initiatives.

For more information about the program, please contact us at

Wabano Centre
At Wabano, you have access to::
  • Regulated mental health professionals for individual or group therapy sessions.
  • Addictions recovery specialists.
  • Land-based cultural activities with traditional knowledge keepers.
  • Art-as-healing for you or your family.
Métis Nation of Ontario
Mental health services include screening and assessment, intake, early intervention, referrals, case management, and aftercare (post-treatment) support using contemporary and traditional therapeutic interventions, such as healing circles and individual or group counselling. Mental wellness promotion and peer support are also available.

Ontario Native Women’s Association
The association offers a variety of programs for Indigenous girls and women and their families in Ontario
Trans Lifeline
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non- heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Contact us at 1 (888) 530-6777 ext. 224

Confidential, non-judgemental & informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support. There is a live chat option on the webpage..

Rainbow Health
A resource page that offers information for both service users and providers and maintains a current service provider directory, a resource library and a trans health knowledge base.

2Spirited People of the First Nations
Resources, reports and information on people who identify as Indigenous and LGBTTIQQ2SA.

Trans Pulse
Videos, presentations, resources, and research about trans health issues in Canada.

Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD)
Serves LGBTTIQQ2SA+ deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

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