Check out Health and Wellness Week’s Events, Workshops and Resources:

Did you know that all full-time Conestoga College students have health insurance coverage?

Did you know all full-time students are covered under the Extended Health and Dental Plan?


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If you are an international student, you are also covered under the College International Health Insurance Plan.


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Events

 

 

Mindful Monday

Monday, June 14, 2021
9:00am-10:00am
Start your week with a mindful moment to ground yourself and focus on the week ahead. Learn and practice mindfulness techniques that we can use in our daily life.
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Your Guide to Healthy Summertime Eating

Thursday, June 17, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Kick-off the summer season with some fresh new meal and snack ideas! From hydration to BBQs, to summer salads and desserts, dietitian Heidi Pola will be dishing practical nutrition tips and advice on how to make the most out of local produce in this webinar!

Students who participate in the conversation throughout the event, by asking the host questions, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card.

Students who RSVP and attend the week’s events will have the opportunity to apply to receive a Wellness Kit. Eligible students must be full-time fee-paying students. Kits are first come basis, available as quantities last.
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Cooking with CSI

Monday, June 14, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Get your grill on! Heat up your summer with CSI’s Foodies, David, and Nicole, as we explore summer-inspired dishes.

During the live event, students that let us know their favourite summer dish in the chat will be entered for a chance to win $100.00 Walmart Gift Card. The winner will be announced at the end of the live event.

Students who RSVP and attend the weeks events, will have the opportunity to apply to receive a Wellness Kit. Eligible students must be full-time fee-paying students. Kits are first come basis, available as quantities last.
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Resiliency and Dealing with Change

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00pm-8:00pm
Change is the name of the game in today’s world. Change is also one of our highest sources of anxiety and one of our biggest emotional obstacles. Peter speaks to the heart of the emotions surrounding change and helps create an internal infrastructure to not only weather the storm, but to ride the waves of uncertainty to new opportunities, impact, and innovation.

Students who participate in the conversation throughout the event, by asking the host questions, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card.

Students who attend and submit their CCR reflection will be entered for a chance to win a $500.00 Walmart Gift Card.

Students who RSVP and attend the week’s events will have the opportunity to apply to receive a Wellness Kit. Eligible students must be full-time fee-paying students. Kits are first come basis, available as quantities last.
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Simple Movement & Meditation

Monday, June 14, 2021
7:00pm-8:00pm
This class aims at stress reduction and claiming peace with your body. Join Drew for a simple movement practice, breathwork and end with a meditation.
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Lunchtime HIIT

Friday, June 18, 2021
12:00pm-12:30pm
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) gets your heart rate up and your energy pumping. This 30 minute class packs a punch! No experience or equipment required. Join instructor, Pam, as we work to increase cardiovascular fitness, strength & endurance every Wednesday! Perfect for the mid-day pick me up.
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Workshops

 

Career Wellness

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:00am-11:00am
What do you think of when you think of Occupational Wellness? Having a good job? Choosing a career that you enjoy?

Occupational wellness means increasing workplace happiness by focusing on work that brings us a sense of joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment. Work takes up a significant amount of time in our lives, and because many of us now work from home, we find ourselves navigating a reshaped world. As such, it is important for us to increase our overall occupational wellness. Regardless of the type of work we do, we need to balance it with the other dimensions of wellness. Join us to learn how career management positively impacts occupational wellness.
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Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:00am-11:30am
How do we maintain healthy relationships during these complicated times? Whether we are physically distanced from our partner(s) or perhaps quarantined with them 24/7, we have suddenly been presented with unique challenges for healthy communication, boundaries, and mutual support. In this workshop, we will explore these topics and more in an open, non-judgmental space.
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Basic Budgeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Join CSI with RBC to learn the Basics of Budgeting Workshop! Learn about budgeting, how to make a budget, how to use a budget, and more!

Students who participate in the conversation throughout the event, by asking the host questions, will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 Walmart gift card. The winner will be announced at the end of the live event.

Wellness Kits: Students who RSVP and attend the CSI’s Health and Wellness Week’s events, will have the opportunity to apply to receive a Wellness Kit. Eligible students must be full-time fee-paying students. Kits are first come basis, available as quantities last.
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5 Ways to Improve Physical & Mental Health

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
This workshop aims to educate the Conestoga Community of how healthy lifestyle choices can influence one’s mental health.
We will educate and motivate you to use these 5 best practices:
Sleep, Nutrition, Meditation/Mindfulness, Green Space, and Physical Activity to support your well-being and inspire the student population.
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Managing Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
6:00pm-7:30pm
Join us to learn about how to engage in effective and meaningful conversations in personal and professional contexts. This workshop will lay the groundwork for identifying our emotional responses and motivations, recognizing and considering power and privileges, and leveraging resources and supports.

This workshop is intended to be the second in the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series, preceded by Emotional Intelligence and followed by Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression. Students are encouraged to participate in all three to increase learning and understanding but each workshop is valuable on its own.
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Financial Wellness

Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00pm-7:00pm
Financial stress is a top concern among students. Here are ways to alleviate this stress with effective planning and purposeful learning.
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Medical Care Clinic

Are you aware of Conestoga College’s Medical Care Clinic?

Feeling unwell or have medical concerns? Reach out from your Conestoga student email to arrange a time to speak with a healthcare professional.
medicalcare@conestogac.on.ca
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.
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Resources

 

 

myWellness

myWellness
Conestoga College’s myWellness offers many great services and supports for your overall wellness.
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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.
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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning provides access to thousands of instructional videos related to technology, creative professions, and business, including courses for maintaining your health and well-being for career success.
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Sun Safety


Stay safe in the sun this summer!
Staying Healthy in the Heat
Stay Sun Safe
Sunscreen Tips

Mental Health Crisis Support


Call anytime to access Addictions, Mental Health and Crisis Services
1-844-437-3247 (HERE247)
TTY: 1-877-688-5501
here247.ca

In distress, need to talk? Post-Secondary student helpline
Call 1-866-925-5454
or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
good2talk.ca

Out-of-Province Support

Connect with a Health Care Professional 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 mobile or web app from anywhere in Canada, free of charge.
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The Learning Portal

The Learning Portal is an online resource shared by 24 Ontario Colleges. The Study Skills Hub provides access to resources for maintaining well-being during post-secondary studies, such as strategies for managing time and stress, developing resilience, and getting a good night’s sleep. 
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