Black and Racialized Student Supports

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For Black and Racialized students who are experiencing race-related stress and are seeking a safe space to talk, they can request to speak with counsellors who are themselves persons of these communities with lived experience.

Please call 519-661-3030 to book an individual mental health counselling appointment.

Support Groups & Alternative Services Available

Community of Care

These group care sessions were created to support the community as the trial continues for the man facing terror-related murder charges in the deaths of four members of the Afzaal family and provide a safe and supportive space for Muslim staff, faculty, students and allies to share their experiences, pray and connect during this difficult time.

  • September 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • September 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • October 3 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

*all sessions will take place in Thames Hall Room 3118.

Let us come together as a community of support, as this trial has an impact on all of us. Refreshments will be served and you are welcome to come and go at any time.

Journey Together: Sharing Our Lived Experiences. A Support Group for Black and Racialized Students

This is a support group for Black and Racialized Students. This wellness group aims to create a safe and healing space to share race-related lived experiences including race-related stress, navigating environments, renewal and care. Together in sharing our common lived experiences, we draw a collective voice to:

  • not feel alone
  • process and learn from each other's wisdom
  • create a community to uplift and support one another
  • empower through collective healing, growth, and transformation

This group will be co-facilitated by two counsellors from Health & Wellness Services who are themselves persons from racialized backgrounds.

Running bi-weekly on Thursdays, from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., starting October 19. Students can register throughout the term. To register or for more information, email

*Once signed up, a group facilitator will contact you to do an individual intake which will provide an opportunity to discuss details of the group more fully. Students may join throughout the term.

International Students

International students can seek support from Western International's team of International Student Advisors.

To book an appointment or for more information visit International Student Advising Services.