Holiday Support

Looking for ways to feel supported and connected over the holidays? We've compiled the following list of offerings from within and around the McGill community to help you. 


If you're feeling overwhelmed and need support, keep.meSAFE can connect you with counselling by fully licensed professionals 24/7. Support is available worldwide, in more than 60 languages. Whether you're looking for someone to talk to regularly, or just need to vent by chat before your exam, keep.meSAFE can provide you with the support you need. 

a white e-reader lies on a table surrounded by holiday gifts and decorLibrary E-Resources

Looking for an alternative to Netflix this holiday season? Haven’t read something just for fun in a while? McGill students have 24/7 access to some great e-resources found at the Library including streaming video and audio, colouring books, games, e-books on health and wellness topics, and digital exhibitions.


 a group of volunteers wearing masks and gloves pack food in boxes in a food bankVolunteer Opportunities

Staying in Montreal and hoping to give back to the community? The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) has compiled an extensive list of volunteer opportunities around the island to help you help your fellow humans this season. 


on the left hand side of the image is a close up of a small fir tree. on the right, four purple candles lie gathered together in a ceramic jar, with a little gold star just visible next to them . Spiritual Resources from MORSL  

If you're looking for a religious community or spiritual support during the holidays, or just have questions about religion or spirituality, check out MORSL's list of online resources and faith-based podcasts. They can help you find an online place of worship to observe the holidays with, or just offer you resources to feel more connected to your faith community!


a ceramic piggy bank stands on a table with coins strewn around it Holiday Cheap Sheet  

Celebrating the holidays on a budget? The Frugal Scholar has compiled a Holiday Cheap Sheet, where you can find cheap and free resources around Montreal for holiday activities, restaurants, movies, and more that won't break the bank. If you're staying in Montreal for the holidays for the first time, the Cheap Sheet is an essential guide to having a good time on a student budget!

Physical Health Support

Are you in need of a physical health care during the holidays? The Student Wellness Hub has a detailed list of available health providers in the Montreal area, as well as several telehealth options depending on your insurance coverage. Even though our services are closed for the holidays, there are still several options available to you to ensure that you have access to health care over the break. 

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