Student Caregiver Resources

Health & Wellbeing Resources

The Student Wellness Hub provides a range of services to support the well-being of McGill Students, including those targeted towards student caregivers. They focus on awareness, prevention, and early intervention. 

Local Wellness Advisor (LWAs) are trained mental health clinicians embedded within faculties and services to orient and connect you with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for your unique situation. Local Wellness Advisors each offer targeted mental health workshops, wellness outreach through our social media channels, as well as one-on-one appointments. Get to know your LWA!

Student Accessibility & Achievement helps students who are experiencing academic or physical barriers and have a documented disability, mental health condition, chronic health condition, or other impairment. These may be temporary, permanent, or episodic. Students with documented disabilities can register at any point in the year. 

Office for Sexual Violence, Response, Support and Education offers support to all members of the McGill community who have been impacted by sexual violence, whether it be sexual harassment or assault, gender-based or intimate partner violence, or cyberviolence on or off campus. Services are provided regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, citizenship or immigration status, and of when it happened. Their services are free and are available in French and in English.

Community Resources

International Student Services  - If you are an international student, ISS can provide you with information regarding the visas your family will need to join you. ISS runs a Buddy Program where international students can be paired with other international students to discuss the experience of moving to a new country to study. It is possible to find buddies who also have family responsibilities and who are willing to share their experiences.

First People's House provides First Nations, Inuit and Métis students attending McGill with a "home away from home", where they can find support and encouragement to succeed in their studies and remain connected to their culture.

McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life welcomes all students, of any faith or religious denomination - and also those with no religious affiliation at all! All of their resources and activities, including  workshops, events, publications, lounge and meditation space are free of charge and open to all McGill students who pay student services fees. No appointment required to mediate, relax, be inspired, learn, connect and recharge your batteries. 

McGill Parents Network was created for all McGill Parents and Guardians to share resources, tips, events, and have a place to ask questions and share experiences about navigating childcare, and other aspects of caregiving while studying or working at McGill University. 

Financial Resources

The Scholarships and Student Aid Office can help you identify different financial opportunities as a student caregiver that you might be eligible for. You can book an appointment with them to discuss your options as many bursaries and government loans are specifically for students who also have caregiving responsibilities.

Offices & Libraries 

Welcome box for the youngest Montréalers - Have you welcomed a new baby in 2024? You can receive a kit filled with useful items for children ages 0 to 12 months who have lived in Montréal since they were born or adopted, or who have recently arrived in the city.

The PGSS Family Collection is available at select libraries on campus. The family collection has bags ready for your child to stay entertained at the library while you study. 

The Peer Support Centre is a support network provided by students for students. Volunteers are trained in skills such as active listening so as to provide support to students who need to talk to someone about the stresses of life. If you need to talk, the Peer Support Centre is a helpful resource.

Guidelines for the academic accommodation of pregnant students and students caring for dependants. McGill acknowledges the particular challenges facing you as a pregnant student and/or as a student caring for a dependant. These guidelines were put forth to accommodate academic obligations that caregivers face and to give them more flexibility in seeking arrangements when conflicts between caregiving and studies arise.

Other Resources

The SSMU Daycare is a non-profit private corporation subsidized by the Quebec Government which is affiliated with the Student Society of the McGill University (SSMU). The center is on campus and is set up to receive up to 8 infants of less than 18 months of age and 32 children of 18 months and older in accordance with the two daycare permits we hold from the Ministère de la Famille.

McGill Childcare Centre also known officially as the Centre de la Petite Enfance de McGill, serves 110 children of McGill students, staff and faculty.

SSMU Marketplace - The Marketplace is a classified ad listing site operated by SSMU. Join for free to buy and sell items such as books, furniture, and services. You can also browse for apartment/room rentals.

Union for Gender Empowerment - The UGE is a trans feminist organization, and they have offered the use of their accessible office for students who need a quiet place to breastfeed or pump. You can collective [at] (subject: UGE%20Nursing%20Room%20Door%20Code%20) (email )for the door code or go during their office hours.

Food and Dining Services - visit the Where to Eat page which shows all cafes, restaurants, dining halls on campus.



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