Volunteering opportunities

Student groups

Students Against Stigma

This initiative is a collaboration between the SFUO, student services, administration and local organizations. In 2015, they have organized the first annual Students Against Stigma Week, which aimed to “bring visibility to topics that often go unexplored; as well as to provide funding for local charities and services that will create a positive impact for students on the uOttawa campus.”

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uOttawa Mental Health Awareness Society

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Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)

SAMHI is a non-profit organization that is “striving to ensure that all Canadian student-athletes flourish in and out of competition, across all life domains.”

Visit the Canada-wide SAMHI website and Facebook page


Jack.org 

Jack.org is a “national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health.”

Visit the Canada-wide Jack.org website and Facebook page.


Brain Buddies Outreach

Brain Buddies is a uOttawa student and researcher organization that aims to “raise public awareness on brain function & health”.

Visit their website and Facebook page.


Health Promotion’s Mental Health Team

Health Promotion’s Mental Health Team “is made up of 10 Peer Educators and 1 Team Leader who care about mental health wellbeing and reducing the levels of stress and anxiety on campus. This dynamic team of students adopts a peer to peer education method to talk to students and staff on campus about Self-Care, Stigma, Tips and tools on how to reduce stress, the benefits of smiling and many more.”

Location: UCU203

Visit their Web page.


Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement

The Michaëlle Jean Centre “is an on-campus one-stop shop for information on opportunities in Ottawa and around the world. It also provides support to members of the university community who start their own community engagement initiatives.”

Visit their website to find potential internal and external volunteering opportunities related to mental health or wellness or to find support to start your own.

You can also follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page.


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) First Responders (UOSERT)

UOSERT “is a levy-funded service of SFUO that provides 24/7 emergency medical coverage to students, faculty, and visitors to the university campus”.

Visit their website and Facebook page.


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Pride Centre

The Pride Centre “strives to promote a culture of affirmation through sex-positivity, and to celebrate diversity of gender, sex, and sexuality both on and off campus”.

Visit their website and their Facebook page.


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Women’s Resource Centre

The Women’s Resource Centre provides an “inclusive, non-judgemental, pro-choice and feminist drop-in space” for women, trans people and men who wish to work together towards equality and fight gender-based discrimination.

Visit their website and follow them on Twitter.


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Peer Help Centre

The Peer Help Centre “is a volunteer-driven, student-run service of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa that offers academic, personal and social support to students in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment.”

Visit their website and follow them on Twitter.


Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Centre for Students with Disabilities “is an education and advocacy centre, as well as a drop-in space. CSD offers events, services and campaigns throughout the year focused on disability and accessibility.”

Visit their website and follow them on Twitter.

Employee groups

A Healthy and Active Campus

“A Healthy and Active Campus is an employee initiative to support efforts by Human Resources, Sports Services and Food Services to organize and promote on-campus activities that allow employees to stay healthy and active. It's a network of more than fifty “champions” in the faculties and services.”

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