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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Resources

Camosun College has many resources related to diversity for the use of students and employees. We have compiled a list of all the different resources at the college for you to get involved and to find your place in our community.

African Awareness Committee 

Open to all Camosun students and employees. The mission is to promote awareness of Africa's development, to support community development in Africa and to develop educational and curriculum materials for understanding Africa.

Camosun Students for Social Justice and Anti-Discrimination

A group created to coordinate advocacy and awareness of issues disproportionately affecting members of our college community. This includes but is not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, etc. They believe in not only equality but also equity, the creation of safe environments where intersections of the Camosun student population can equally participate and be successful in public post-secondary and beyond.

Camosun Counselling Centre

While attending college, it is normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure of how to deal with the challenges that come your way. Our team of professional counsellors is here to support you through life's difficulties and to help you be successful and healthy during your time at Camosun. The Counselling Centre offers free personal and career counselling to all registered students. We also offer reasonably priced career counselling services to members of the community.

Camosun International 

Provides extensive information for those interested in becoming international students at the college and for current international students there is a wealth of links to college and community cultural activities.

The Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Inspires and promotes innovation and excellence in curriculum, and all aspects of teaching and learning.

Community Partnerships

As well as offering programs on both the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, the School of Access engages community in six different off-campus sites to enhance your educational experience, including: Indigenous partnerships, Bridges for Women Society, and Our Place Society.

Clubs on Campus

Something to offer to a diverse range of interests such as Art Never Sleeps, Cantonese Conversation Club, Camosun DECA, Magic the Gathering, Photography Club, Ethical Eating Club, Hanguk Kulub (Korean Conversation Club), First Canadian Toastmasters, University Christian Ministries, and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). If you have a group idea that you're passionate about, you can start your own club!

Centre for Accessible Learning

Provides a wide range of services and educational accommodations for students with a documented disability, including anxiety and depression. Faculty and staff are available on both campuses to arrange services and supports such as classroom and exam accommodations, accessibility assistance, and to act as a resource for students, faculty and staff.

Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen - The Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections

Offers support services and Indigenous programs for Indigenous students and provides links between Camosun College, students, local Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities. Indigenous Advisors will help you make educational and career decisions so that you can move forward with your goals.

Financial Aid and Awards

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Do you have money saved? Can your parents or other relatives help? Can you work part-time and still maintain your grades? Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

First Nations Student Association (FNSA)

Run by and for Indigenous students at Camosun College. FNSA was formed to address the specific concerns of Indigenous students, and to provide a comfortable place for students to go. FNSA's mandate is to meet the social, cultural, and recreational needs of Indigenous students.

Healthy Mind Ambassadors Training

Currently undergoing re-development. The training offers students and employees comprehensive mental health literacy and personal support training. Stay tuned for information on the re-developed training and a new mental health literacy introductory session.

The Charter for Compassion is a project supported by the Healthy Minds Ambassadors. Charter and supplemental information can be found at: Canadians for Compassion.

Ombudsman

The ombudsman is an impartial, independent person whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to students. The Ombudsman receives and investigates student complaints, reports on findings, and helps achieve just and equitable settlements. The Ombudsman is an advocate for fairness and an agent of change.

Peer Connections

This program helps international students with the challenges they experience, such as living in a new culture, feeling homesick and adjustment to college life. Peer Connections students provide support to international students in one-on-one or small group meetings. They are trained in confidentiality and helping skills.

Prayer Space

Camosun provides a quiet space on each campus for prayer and meditation. We ask that general group discussions or group activities be held in other areas. If other people are using the room, please respect their preferences and privacy, leaving once your prayer or meditation is complete.

Pride Centre

Dedicated to providing and creating a safe and supportive environment for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited, and Queer (GLBT2Q) community and their Allies on campus.

Services for Students

Camosun services include Indigenous advisors, CCSS, campus safety, counselling, Centre for Accessible Learning, financial aid, international counselling, college ombudsman and more.

Women's Collective 

Offers a 'safer space' on both campuses to provide an area for self-identified women to meet, share, and support one another with respect and understanding.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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