Health and Wellness Week Returns on June 14-28, 2021
In the meantime, take a look at what we had to offer last semester!
We have a great lineup of events, workshops and resources for you! Take a look at what’s in store.
Did you know that all full-time Conestoga College students have health insurance coverage?
All full-time students are covered under the Extended Health and Dental Plan:
If you are an international student, you are also covered under the College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP):
Cooking with CSI
Tuesday, February 9, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Join us with CSI’s Food and Beverage Manager, Dave Stalzer, as we create a healthy 5-star meal from your common household items!
Be one (1) of the first eight (8) students to claim a gift card to cook along with “Cooking with CSI Live” and you will receive a $25 grocery gift card to help you purchase the ingredients you need to make a Vegetarian Poke Bowl!Claim a Gift Card
Traditional Health and Wellness with Jordan Whiteeeye
Wednesday, February 10, 5:00pm-6:00pm
CSI Live with SickBoy Podcast
Thursday, February 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Join CSI with Sickboy Podcast to discuss De-stigmatizing Illness: Let’s Talk this Stuff Out. Why do we get awkward and tense when were faced with the topic of disease? Let Taylor, Jeremie & Brian take you on an adventure weaved with stories and lived experiences out in the real world and how to stop treating disease as if it’s transmitted through conversation.
Sign Up Here
Wednesday, February 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm
This class utilizes low weight exercises combined with high volume and intensity to work on muscle tone. Varying body groups will be aimed at each week, whether it’s the core, legs, arms, or full body, you’ll be sure to see and feel positive effects when finished.Sign Up Here
Grandmother Teaching with Lois Thomas
Thursday, February 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
90’s Dance Party
Thursday, February 11, 8:30pm-9:30pm
Condors, join us for our 90’s themed dance party! Hits from Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, and all the classics to groove to with our talented choreography instructor, Jade. The benefit of being virtual…only you will be the judge of your dance moves! A fun way to get your work out in and learn some new moves. Sign Up Here
Words to Live by with Kaleb Dahlgren
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Join CSI with Humboldt Bronco’s Survivor, Kaleb Dahlgren. In this presentation, Kaleb presents the importance of holding yourself accountable in order to achieve your goals. When you believe in yourself and hold yourself accountable, you can reach greatness, even in the face of tragedy.
Opportunity to win a $500.00 President’s Choice Gift Card for submitting CCR reflection!
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Healthy Meal Planning
Friday, February 12, 10:00am-11:00am
Pressed for time when it comes to meals? Not to worry! Discover how to transform simple food staples into quick and easy meals. Become a better meal planner, eat more whole foods, and get your time back.
Students who participate in the conversation throughout the event will be entered for a chance to win a $50.00 Presidents Choice Gift Card! Sign Up Here
International Transition Webinar
Monday, February 8, 9:00am-10:00am
Join us to learn about your StudentCare health insurance plan and how to access the Canadian health care system as an international student. Learn about your health insurance coverage, how to make a claim, family enrollment, helpful apps and more!
International Transition Webinars are informative! Get the information you need to know about important topics essential for your successful transition to Conestoga!
Health and Wellness Staff Chats
Tuesday, February 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mental Health Mini Film Festival
Wednesday, February 10, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Join Student Health & Wellness counsellors Marshall and Keith for an exclusive viewing of the short documentary “Hum,” featured at the Au Contraire Film Festival. After the film, they will discuss ways to end the stigma related to mental health, how to recognize the signs of stress, and how people can take care of themselves.
Tuesday, February 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Financial stress is a top concern among students. Here are ways to alleviate this stress with effective planning and purposeful learning.
Wednesday February 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm
In order to understand issues of diversity and inclusion it is important to have insight into our own emotions and the impact they have on understanding the experiences of other people. Learn how to increase self-reflection, empathy, and self-regulation in order to strengthen your relationships and deepen your understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
International Transition Support Session: Understanding Culture Shock & Adjustment
Wednesday, February 10, 11:00am-12:00pm
Moving to a new country to study is exciting, but it can also be a challenging experience mentally and emotionally. Join us to learn about culture shock and receive support and strategies for a successful adjustment to life in Canada and Conestoga College.
Sign Up Here
Do you know about Conestoga College’s Medical Care Clinic?
If you are feeling unwell or have any medical concerns email from your Conestoga student email to arrange a time to speak to a health care professional.
Appointments can only be booked by email and will take place by telephone.
Please include your student ID number, telephone number and the concern you are contacting them about.
Conestoga College’s myWellness offers many great services and supports for your overall wellness.
Mental Health Crisis
Call anytime to access Addictions, Mental Health and Crisis Services
In distress, need to talk? Post-Secondary student helpline
or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
LinkedIn Learning Hub
Achieve your personal and professional goals! LinkedIn Learning contains thousands of instructional videos to help enhance your software, IT, design, technology and business skills.
CSI’s Emergency Food Bank
The CSI Food Bank is a partner agency of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. The CSI Food Bank distributes regular, vegetarian and family-sized food hampers with a 3-day supply of non-perishable food items and the choice of a couple of hygiene items. Students can apply to receive a hamper once per calendar month.
Conestoga students can access medical advice online through Dialogue
Dialogue is an online platform that allows you, as well as your spouse and children who are also enrolled in the CSI Extended Health and Dental Plan or CIHIP, to connect virtually with nurses and physicians via a mobile or web app from anywhere in Canada, free of charge.