Centennial College Student Association Inc

Centennial Talks

A student space to talk about student life. 

As a student, life can hit you with challenges in many different places. Centennial Talks is a student space to support one another through the challenges of student life. You’re not alone, join a Centennial Talks session and explore a different topic for reflection each week. 

Centennial Talks is a virtual space created and led by Peer Listeners. Peer Listeners are students trained to actively listen and respond without judgment.

GROUP GUIDELINES

Centennial Talks acts as a student-led peer support group. To ensure we maintain a safe, welcoming and inclusive space, we ask all participants to agree to a set of shared values and guidelines during our sessions. 

PRIVACY/ CONFIDENTIALITY

Mutual agreement that everything that is discussed during our group peer listening session stays here only; nothing will be repeated outside of the session. Make sure no one else is in your space during the meeting virtually or wear headphones if being alone is not possible. 

COMPASSION/EMPATHY

Be kind, forgiving, and understanding about others’ views, support rather than attack even if you do not agree with other people’s views.

SHARE/SUPPORT

Everyone has an equal opportunity to add to discussions, don’t feel you have to put on your camera or speak if you want to just listen for now. Ask for permission before giving advice and let others finish their thoughts.

IDENTITY

Be mindful of each other’s identity; ask others how they would like to be identified. Peer Listeners will introduce themselves first, and everyone else can do so as well.

Disclaimer: CCSAI and Centennial College policies, including the Student Code of Conduct, applies to this space.

HOW TO JOIN

Centennial Talks sessions will take place on alternating Wednesdays and Fridays via Zoom and a few in-person sessions. Check out the themes and dates below!

 

WEEKLY THEMES

Understanding Wellness
Date: November 2, 2022, from 4 PM – 5 PM
Link: https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqzkuG9AOeaOFvEaqDGdGYIYTNKLP

Discussing the buzzwords in the mental health discourse. what does wellness mean to us? Forming a collective understanding.

Self Care Practices for Mental & Physical Wellness
Date: November 11, 2022, from 10 AM – 11 AM
Link: https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuf–trD0tGtAvqGqcPy8nBtVrkA-fgbNH

Discuss simple ways that can be done for self-care. Also, share the importance of looking after oneself and why it is beneficial for your mental and physical health.

Building Self Confidence
Date: November 25, 2022, from 12 PM – 1 PM
Link: https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvcuuspzsuEtSa9SyuNC1D0ZD_0Lvn5kPk
Share benefits and ways of building self confidence. Discuss why trusting and believing in oneself is important.
Sharing Circles
Date: November 30, 2022, from 4 PM – 5 PM
Link: https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ufumspzssGdScm2w68h5DUQ2l9CG6NRn-
A reflective exercise: Sharing lessons learnt, goals set and areas we are still struggling. What we intend to do next?