Peer Support Centre

Due to the restricted access on SAIT campus, the Peer Support Centre remains closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please email saitsa.peersupport@edu.sait.ca

Welcome to the Peer Support Centre!

By Students – For Students. The Saitsa Peer Support Centre is a student-only, safer-space on campus that welcomes all SAIT students to gather, socialize and actively participate in initiatives that promote positive mental health and well-being. It is an inclusive and diverse space, free from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religious beliefs, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status or any other factor that would marginalize an individual group.


The Peer Support Centre offers events and programming to allow students to connect with peers, make friends and cope with stress. Events and programming are intended to promote wellness through relaxing and fun activities.


The Peer Support Centre staff and volunteers are SAIT students and are trained to be empathetic and active listeners. They are warm, caring and ready to listen and provide resources when needed.


Hours of operation in the Peer Support Centre are 9am to 5pm, drop by whenever you want and stay for as long as you want during those hours.

What does the Peer Support Centre offer?

  • A drop-in space to connect
  • Peer support and connections to additional services
  • Events and programming to allow students to connect with supportive peers, make friends and cope with stress
  • Menstrual products and safer sex supplies
  • Resources around mental health support
  • Events intended to promote wellness through relaxing and fun activities

To view all ongoing Peer Support Centre events visit our events page.

What can you expect at the Peer Support Centre?

  • Warm and caring staff who are ready to listen and help when needed
  • Students ONLY space
  • A safe and open environment; free from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religious beliefs, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status or any other factor that would marginalize an individual or group
  • Programming and activities specific to student needs
  • Empowering initiatives to help you actively participate in your mental health and well-being

What can the space be used for?

The Peer Support Centre is open for drop-in from 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday and additionally from 5 pm – 7 pm on Thursday nights for Pride. Students can participate in activities, utilize peer support services, explore resources, or just relax. It’s a great place to connect to other students in a warm and friendly environment.

How can I get involved?

The Peer Support Centre is always looking for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers. We offer flexible shifts that work with your schedule, it is a 2 hour per week commitment. If you are interested in volunteering in the Saitsa Peer Support Centre visit our volunteer page.

Contact

Peer Support Centre

Email: saitsa.peersupport@edu.sait.ca

PEER SUPPORT CENTRE RESOURCES

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Community

Find Us

Saitsa Resource Centre 

Monday – Thursday

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MC107 Stan Grad

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

The Gateway Restaurant & Bar

Re-Opening Sept. 20

Monday – Friday

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

V203 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Odyssey Cafe

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

V211 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Market

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NN120 Senator Burns Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Express

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MB108 Stan Grad Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Health & Dental Process for Fall 2021

As of July 5, 2021; Saitsa will be accepting Health & Dental Opt-Out forms for the Fall 2021 semester. As soon as you are registered or begin self-registration for the Fall 2021 semester you are able to submit a Health & Dental Opt-Out form.

You have until July 26 to send your completed Health & Dental opt-out form to Saitsa for processing before the tuition fee deadline in order to receive Opt-Out credits before paying tuition fees. All other Health & Dental opt-outs processed after July 26 will follow SAIT’s refund policy where credit balances may be applied to future terms.

SAIT Refunds: Credit balances, for students who are registered or plan to register in a future term, will be carried forward and applied as appropriate to that future term.  Refundable balances will also be assessed at the end of the academic year for refunding. More info here.