The University of King’s College is committed to providing resources and supports to members of our community impacted by the Independent Review and Final Report. Some of the supports outlined reflect the university’s existing network of support staff and other roles with an element of care (“Campus Supports”). Other supports are being proactively introduced to address the distinct community needs anticipated around the release of the Final Report. The University will continue to provide responsive supports as needs arise. A comprehensive outline of external supports and resources available in the community (including online and in-person supports) is also provided.
Any member of the King’s community seeking supports not reflected in these documents or with questions or feedback about the supports available is invited to contact:
The Boardroom will host lunch for faculty and staff from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Food including gluten free and vegan options will be provided.
Registered counselling therapist Jean Blackler (she/her) from Lifeworks (Employee Family Assistance Plan) will be on site on March 15 and 16 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. to offer support to faculty and staff as needed. The counsellor will be located in Room 077 of the Lower Link, near the King’s Co-op Bookstore. Note that this is normally the Sexual Health and Safety Officer’s (SHSO) location, but the SHSO will not be present in her office during these hours. Any faculty or staff seeking a confidential discussion of impacts and support are welcome to come to the office during this time to connect with Jean.
Rhema Ferguson, Equity Officer (she/they)*
Rhema provides support and consultation to all members of the university community on issues concerning equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, discrimination, and harassment. Rhema is also available to provide connections to on-campus and off-campus resources and supports.
*As of October 2023, Jasmine Parent has assumed the role of Equity Officer. Email her at email@example.com to make an appointment.
Father Ranall Ingalls, Chaplain (he/him)
Father Ingalls offers support to members of the community of any faith or none. The Chapel offers space for people to explore their spirituality, hear beautiful music, or enjoy a place of solitude.
To meet with Father Ingalls, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the chapel, visit kingschapel.ca.
Michelle Mahoney, Accessibility Officer (she/her)
Michelle guides and supports the university’s implementation of King’s Accessibility Plan and works with faculty and staff to ensure that the university meets relevant standards to offer an accessible campus by 2030.
Michelle can be reached at email@example.com.
Jordan Roberts, Sexual Health and Safety Officer (SHSO) (she/her)
Jordan is available to support members of the community around sexualized violence, gender identity, sexual orientation, safer sex, and healthy relationships. Jordan can provide trauma-informed active listening and help individuals decide what avenues and supports are best for them.
Jordan can be reached by e-mail, phone call, or text. All communication is confidential. firstname.lastname@example.org / 902-229-6123
Faculty with questions or concerns are invited to contact the relevant department head, or email Vice President Sarah Clift at email@example.com.
Faculty and staff with questions about compensation, benefits and leave can contact Human Resources and Compensation Officer firstname.lastname@example.org / 902-422-1271 ext. 220.
Browse the profiles and, if you find someone you might want to talk to, it can be good to email them and ask for a free phone consult to ask questions and see if it’s a good fit before committing to a full session. The free phone consult is also a good time to ask if they “direct bill” to your insurance provider or if you will have to pay out of pocket and submit the cost for reimbursement.