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Counselling resources and supports available to students

Message from David McMurray, Vice-President, Student Affairs

As vice-president of Student Affairs at Laurier, along with our deans of students and others, I want to remind us all that Laurier’s president and vice-chancellor was very clear in her public statement that freedom of expression includes diverse perspectives and identities and does not provide licence for intolerance and hate.

In partnership with members of the Laurier, Kitchener, Waterloo and Brantford communities, there are several supports and resources listed below available to all Laurier students.

I wish you all well in your studies and personal success.

Resources and Supports

Personal Counselling Support

In addition to existing resources within the Student Wellness Centre (Waterloo and Brantford), additional mental health resources, and individual and crisis counselling is being coordinated. Counsellors with specific expertise and experience supporting members of the LGTBQ2S community will be contracted and available on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. For information on these counselling supports and how to access them, please contact Sarah Scanlon at sscanlon@wlu.ca

Crisis Phone Lines

LGTBQA Support at Laurier

LGBTQ Associations at Laurier provide personal support, awareness promotion, advocacy and education regarding LGBTQ issues, rights and experiences. 

LGTBQA Support in the Community

OK2BME is a set of free services, run out of KW-Counselling for the LGBTQ+ community. If you’re looking for more information about OK2BME, please contact 519.884.0000 or email ok2bme@kwcounselling.com

The Bridge is a group that works to identify and address inequities that are experienced by the diverse sexual and gender identified communities within Brant County. For more information, email thebridgebrant@gmail.com

Reporting Harassment and Discrimination, Including Transphobia

There are a variety of university policies related to harassment and discrimination. For more information on these policies or for information on how to report or discuss situations of harassment and discrimination, students can contact: