Love yourself – Invest in your health!

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:


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If you are an international student, you are also covered under the College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP):


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Events

Cooking with CSI

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Join CSI’s very own Food and Beverage Manager, David, for Cooking with CSI! Learn to create Shepherd’s Pie. Vegan and vegetarian options will be provided! View the event on CSI’s Virtual Venue or YouTube page to join!
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Boxing Workout

Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm
Join us with Body Love Inc. for a beginner’s Boxing Class! Participants will have an opportunity to win a $50.00 SportChek gift card. View the event on CSI’s Virtual Venue or YouTube page to join!
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First Step, Nutrition

Friday, October 9 at 10:00am
Join CSI with Zehrs Registered Dietitian, Heidi, for nutritional information, tips, and tricks on staying healthy!
Participation prizes are available to be won!
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Power Yoga

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00pm-8:00pm
This high energy class is designed to keep you active and athletic. The classes focus on moving quickly through the various flows, strengthening the core, yet still encompassing mobility through movement. This class is sure to empower the body, mind, and spirit!
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Uncovering Mental Health with Corey Hirsch

Thursday, October 8, at 7:00pm
Join CSI with former NHL Goal Tender, Corey Hirsch, for a discussion around the education of mental health and wellbeing, support, resources, and more.
Opportunity to win a $500.00 President’s Choice Gift Card!
This event will include potentially triggering subject matter.
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Health Plan Ask Me Anything

Thursday, October 8, at 10:00am
Join us on Instagram Live as we answer student questions about the CSI Health Plans live!
CSI Instagram

Condors Bootcamp Workout

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm
This class utilizes bodyweight exercises with interval training and strength training to create a challenging and engaging strength workout. The goal of this class is to create a whole-body workout that encompasses endurance and strength training benefits with the potential to lose weight, build muscle and gain cardiovascular effects.
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Gentle Yoga

Thursday, October 8, at 8:00pm
As this name suggests, this class is gentle in each approach. This practice will work to soothe your nervous system. Encompassing aspects of meditation, stretching, and body movement to increase mobility and your general feeling of well being. If your body is sore, if you are a beginner to exercise, or are feeling stressed, this is the class for you!
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Workshops

Mindfulness Monday

Monday, October 5, at 9:00am
Start your week with a mindful moment to ground yourself and focus for the week ahead. Join our Peer Navigator to learn and practice mindfulness techniques.
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International Transition Talks: What Do You Need to Know about Health Insurance?

Tuesday, October 6, at 9:00am
Your StudentCare health insurance and how to access Canadian health care! Nobody wants to get sick, but we need to prepare in case it happens, especially when studying abroad. Share your experiences and ask questions!
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International Transition Talks: What Do You Need to Know about Health Insurance?

Wednesday, October 7, at 11:00am
Your StudentCare health insurance and how to access Canadian health care! Nobody wants to get sick, but we need to prepare in case it happens, especially when studying abroad. Share your experiences and ask questions!
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Culture stress is not fake news

Friday, October 9, at 11:00am
Moving to a new country to study is exciting, but it can also be a challenging experience mentally and emotionally. Culture Stress is NOT fake news! Join us to learn about culture stress and receive support and strategies for transitioning to life in Canada and Conestoga College.
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International Transition Webinar: What Do You Need to Know about Health Insurance?

Monday, October 5, at 9:00am
Join us to learn about your StudentCare insurance plan and how to access the Canadian Health Care system. Nobody wants to get sick, but we need to prepare in case it happens, especially when studying abroad! Learn about your health insurance coverage, how to make a claim, family enrollment, helpful apps and more!
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Depression, Anxiety and Hope

Tuesday, October 6, at 1:00pm
This group discusses living with feelings of depression and anxiety, and fostering hope. Share and hear stories from peers, and learn ways to live the life you want.
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Tran Allyship Workshop

Wednesday, October 7, at 11:00am
This workshop will boost your knowledge and your portfolio when it comes to supporting trans and gender variant clients, patients, friends, and family.
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Living a healthy lifestyle

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Details: An 8-week healthy living program focusing on nutrition, strength training & maintaining an active lifestyle. Whether your wellness goal is to lose weight, transition to healthier options, or feeling better mentally and physically, this is the program for you. Included in the program is step by step options and advice pertaining to nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices, to assist your wellness choices, as well as check-ins and goal setting to keep you accountable. How to be healthy while studying/working from home
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Sleep now Series

Tuesday, October 6, at 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 7, at 4:30pm
Thursday, October 8, at 4:30pm

3 Modules with ideas, strategies, tools and Apps to allow sleep to happen, each module has a specific focus on one of three different sleep issues. You have the option to view all three 40 minute modules or only the one that meets your need.
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International Student Share: What do You Need to Know about Health Insurance?

Thursday, October 8, at 12:30pm
International Student Share is an interactive virtual gathering organized by your International Student Outreach Ambassadors for YOU as an international student at Conestoga! Join us as we share tips, stories and personal experiences and let’s help each other adjust to Conestoga and life in Canada!
Theme of the week: Your StudentCare health insurance & accessing health care in Canada
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Medical Care Clinic

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.
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
Conestoga College’s myWellness offers many great services and supports for your overall wellness.
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Mental Health Crisis


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

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.
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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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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.
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