Counselling Services


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Has anxiety or overwhelm ever gotten in the way of your learning?

Want to improve your grades or simply set yourself up for success in this unusual online semester?

Join us for GROW@OC...

It’s an online drop-in group for all registered OC students to connect and learn strategies to be an effective student and a healthier human, hosted by Counselling Services. We’ll learn and practice tools that build resilience and help you to become a more proactive student through wide awake learning.

What you need to know

Every other Thursday

  • From 3 - 4 p.m. we’ll hold an interactive webinar
  • 4 - 4:30 p.m. is an optional time for students to stay and connect, discuss and ask any questions

Offered online using Collaborate or Zoom

Workshops are free – you will have to register to attend.  Registration closes 48 hours before the workshop.

Attend as many as you like! Click on the workshop events below to read the description.

Register for a workshop below

Confidentiality agreement and code of conduct

All participants must agree with the confidentiality and code of conduct as part of registration. Thank you for helping to co-create an environment where the sharing of experience and ideas is authentic, respectful, and free of harassment.


We are committed to respecting each participant, which includes the maintenance of confidentiality. Your privacy is important to us, however confidentiality is not absolute. In the following circumstances, it is our duty to disclose participant information:

  1. If we have reason to believe that a minor (under the age of 19) is in need of protection.
  2. If we have reason to believe that a person is a danger to themselves or others.
  3. If a judge, coroner, ombudsperson, children’s commission and/or other such authorities order us to release records or to appear and provide information.
  4. If we have reason to believe that there is potential risk to an individual or to the broader college community. 

To protect the privacy of other participants, we ask that you take what you learned and leave what you heard, especially any specific information about other participants.

Also, please note that this is not a therapy group. These workshops are designed to be psycho-educational and supportive in nature, which means they will help you to learn about topics related to psychology and how to take care of yourself, while allowing some voluntary discussion among participants. Individuals requiring therapeutic support are encouraged to seek individual counselling (e.g. through OC Counselling Services for students)

Code of conduct:

To support an environment that is respectful of all, it is expected that participants will conduct themselves appropriately, according to OC policies on non-academic conduct, harassment and discrimination.  Anyone violating these codes of conduct may be denied access to current and future sessions, at the discretion of the facilitators.  For more information on OC policy outlining the expected and appropriate conduct of OC staff and students, please visit: