Due to the restricted access on SAIT campus, the Peer Support Centre will not be open for the Fall 2020 semester.

If you have any questions, please email saitsa.peersupport@edu.sait.ca

Check out the following resources organized by the Peer Support Centre below:

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 
Who can use the Peer Support Centre?

The Peer Support Centre is open to all SAIT students. Located in NJ105 in the Senator Burns building on the main campus. Students seeking peer support services from other campuses are encouraged to connect with peer listeners on the 7cups app.

Need to talk?

Peer Support staff and volunteers are trained to be empathetic and active listeners that have their own lived experiences with mental health and navigating the transition to life as a student. Peer Support is offered in a comfortable and casual setting and is best suited for venting or looking for further resources. Support is offered in an unstructured way so students can stay as long as they like within operating hours and talk about as many issues as they like.

 

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
Location: NJ105 – Senator Burns 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 403.210.5823 
Email: saitsa.peersupport@edu.sait.ca