Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Patti McCullough
Project Assistant
Facilities & Engineering
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
There is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is available to all employees. The EAP is a voluntary, confidential, short-term counselling and advisory service that connects individuals and their immediate family members to a network of dedicated professionals who are available to provide assistance 24 hours a day. This network includes experienced counsellors, psychologists, social workers and other specialists.

The following link will take you to information on OurNSCC regarding the Employee Benefits and the EAP Link:


NSCC Student Services offers programs and one-on-one support throughout the year to help students learn how to get the most out of their experience at NSCC and prepare students for what comes next. Student Services can help students with the following topics: Accessibility, Information/Counselling/Advising, Personal and academic couselling and support, Benefits Packages, Financial Assistance, and Help with Finding Accommodation, Email and Online Services, Career Services, Embracing Diversity, and Student Life. More information about Student Services can be found at the following link:


NSCC Library Services provides Stress Relief Zones in each of the campus libraries to provide students, faculty and staff with a place to take a break from studying and the work day, refresh their minds and have a bit of fun.  The spaces have a range of items including colouring and puzzle books, Lego, brain teasers, jigsaw puzzles and board games.

Library Services also provides access to a wide range of print and electronic resources related to health and wellness.

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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