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Create art to destress in a safe space.

The virtual art therapy group held on Wednesdays. This group will introduce students to therapeutic and visual art techniques that can work together to better understand and navigate the feelings of stress to better manage the effect of those feelings.

The goals of the group revolve around creating art for yourself, relaxing in the art making process, gaining awareness of the feelings of stress, and creating positive coping skills that are unique to your experiences. The group has been designed to facilitate various visual art techniques with affordable and accessible art.

Wednesdays at 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The group will continue every Wednesday at the same time throughout the semester. Students can join at any point throughout the semester.

To sign up for the group email:

And for more information. Please check out the link in our bio!

Poster by @kaixnat

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SAS is starting up Live Chat with your Accessibility Advisor.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2pm, your Accessibility Advisor will be available on Microsoft Teams for a drop-in chat to answer any brief questions you may have.   

In the private Chat section, select the New Chat icon, and add the name of your Accessibility Advisor (Chelsea Good, Moira Ruthralingam, or Victoria Bacnis) to begin chatting with them.  If your advisor feels that the discussion would be better suited for a longer dedicated meeting, or if they are already at capacity during the session, they will arrange an alternative date/time to support you. 

Your Teams messages will only be responded to during the drop-in period of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2pm.  For inquiries outside of this time, please contact your Accessibility Advisor via e-mail.

If you are unsure who your Accessibility Advisor is, you can contact to ask. 

We hope to chat with you soon!

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Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm, Accessibility Advisors are available for a drop-in live chat.

The Healing Power of Art 
Friday, January 22 at 2pm to 4pm 

A safe space to explore ourselves. Art Therapist, Dean Davis (they/them) RP (Qualifying), leads an ongoing bi-weekly workshop for artists to de-stress and build a community of care across the world.  

Wellness Strategies for Online Learning
Monday, January 25 from 2pm to 2:45pm

A workshop focusing on simple strategies to support and enhance wellness and address challenges related to learning in the online environment. Facilitated by Indigenous Student Counsellor Jeanine Claus (she/her) and Student Wellness Community Worker Kaitlyn Young (she/her). 

Mindfulness Workshop
Tuesday, January 26 from 12pm to 1pm

A mindfulness workshop for Artists, Designers, and Creative Writers with Mental Health Clinician Alanna Fletcher (she/her). Learn skills to bring mindfulness into your creative practice.

Energy Exploration Workshop 
Tuesday, January 26 from 2pm to 3pm

Student-led workshop focused on exploring your relationship with energy through storytelling, movement, and music. Join SWC Student Navigator Rei Pierre(they/them) to investigate ways we use energy. 

Mindful Colouring 
Wednesday, January 27 from 12pm to 1pm

Drop-In open space to colour and doodle with others. SAS Student Navigator and Artist Kainat Ahmad (she/her) leads a workshop to cultivate mindfulness and de-stress with other students.

DBT Workshop
Thursday, January 28 from 1pm to 2pm

Short for “Dialectical Behavior Therapy,” DBT is a skills –based group to learn more skills to self-regulate emotions, to better tolerate stress, improve our communication in relationships, and cultivate mindfulness. Led by Counsellors Courtney Ward (she/her) and Reiko Obokata (she/her).  

Self-Care Workshop 
Thursday, January 28 from 3pm to 4pm

Student-led workshop to cultivate self-care on a budget. Creative Writer and International Student Navigator Mia Lamia (she/her) shares recipes passed onto her by her grandmother and the stories that come with them.  

Healing Power of Food Workshop 
Friday, January 29 from 2pm to 3pm

Join Chef Rei Pierre (they/them) and Team_Cooking Club for a workshop on the transformative power of creating food and our relationship with the kitchen. This is an interactive workshop, and we encourage you to join us in a kitchen or clean working space with ingredients. 


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OCADU Student Wellness Centre offers a variety of Workshops on Mental Health Awareness and Resiliency in support of #BellLetsTalk

Domestic and International Students encouraged to attend.
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Lets Talk Workshops
bell lets talk workshops

No pressure. No preaching. Challenge stigma around substance use and speak out against a culture of silence. Join OCADU Health Promoters Anisa and Alex for real chats about substances, the media, and risks associated with the stigmatization of substance use.

This workshop is informed by a Harm Reduction and Anti-oppressive practice (AOP). 

Poster design by Anisa Nagakawa @anisanagakawa and Alex McLaren @ocaduhwc

Venue & Address
Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul


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