Spirituality and Mental Health Group: As a student, you may be experiencing excitement, anxiety, and a host of other emotions. You may be asking questions about meaning, purpose and identity, which can be deeply spiritual questions. The Spirituality and Mental Health Group will be offered on a weekly basis and is open to all U of T students (drop-ins welcome!). Each week we will explore a new theme related to spiritual and emotional well-being (e.g. hope, change, relationships, identity, etc.). This group will give students the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges, and to engage in interfaith dialogue in a safe and supportive space.
Facilitator: Charlotte Ashe, Emmanuel College MPS student and student chaplain (Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T)
Wednesdays, 6 pm-7 pm, online, starting October 6, 2021
Thursday, Sept 30 – Orange Shirt Day 2021, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2 – 3:30 pm. online, https://harthouse.ca/events/orange-shirt-day-2021/ Hart House is hosting a virtual event on Orange Shirt Day, a national movement in recognition of the experiences of survivors of residential schools in Canada. Lee Maracle is offering a keynote address on “Truth Before Reconciliation.”
Whether you are working or going to school online or in-person, wear your orange shirt on September 30 to show solidarity with Indigenous people.
Tuesday, Oct 5 – Grief Support Sharing Circle 3-5 pm, online Everyone grieves in their own unique way. When significant people in your life die, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty and lonely. The Grief Support Sharing Circle is an informal mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief. Information about the grief group can be found on the Multi-Faith Centre website.
Thursday, October 7 – Praying the Examen 9 pm-9:30 pm, online Join the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto for this short online evening contemplative prayer. This is an opportunity to sit in silence before God at the end of the day, to review our day, and to notice where we felt the most and the least alive/joyful/loving/connected. We will pray in silence together, but there will be an opportunity to share at the end, if you are comfortable. For more information and to get the zoom link, go to Eventbrite here.