Peer Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors are Concordia students like you, trained in peer support and active listening. Connect with them for resources, support and more!

Our services

Online, one-on-one peer support

Join a Peer Wellness Ambassador for active listening and peer support. Wellness Ambassadors can help you talk through an issue, or provide more resources on campus and beyond.

Peer Wellness Ambassadors are trained students, not psychologists or professional counsellors. They will not provide advice or personal opinions. You know your situation best. A Wellness Ambassador will help you explore what you would like to do and suggest potential resources that may be of help.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please consult our emergency resources which are specifically equipped for immediate support and crisis response. 

,Zen Dens' Peer Wellness drop-in hours

Drop-in to our five Zen Den locations across both campuses to chat with a Wellness Ambassador.

You can also pick up some free wellness products and study snacks from our wellness shelf! 

Note that PWA services will be closed the week of reading break, February 27 to March 3. 

  • Mondays 
    CC-403 (Loyola): 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays
    MB-5.285: 1 – 4 p.m.
    CC-403 (Loyola): 2 – 5 p.m.
    H-928: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:
    GM-300.22: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
    EV-2.781: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Fridays:
    MB-5.285: 10 a.m. –  12 p.m. (except on February 24)
    CC-403 (Loyola): 3 – 4 p.m.

Meet the Ambassadors


BSc, Biology Specialization


BA, Honours Psychology


BA, Psychology


BFA, Specializing in Acting for the Theatre


MASc, Quality Systems Engineering


Major in Human Relations, Minor in Psychology


BA, Psychology

Meet the wellness team



Jillian Ritchie
Wellness Coordinator
Jillian started at Concordia in 2018 as the Wellness Coordinator and manages the Peer Wellness Ambassador team, coordinates Zen Den programming, runs mental health events and develops partnerships both on- and off-campus. Working with a diverse team of students and colleagues is an incredibly rewarding experience, and promoting wellness on campus is truly a passion. 

We look forward to seeing you online or in one of the Zen Dens!


Camila Velez (MA, c.o., Psychotherapist, OPQ)
Wellness Counsellor 
Camila is a counsellor and registered psychotherapist at Concordia's Counselling and Psychological Services and Zen Dens. Her role involves providing individual short-term counselling, designing and facilitating psychoeducational workshops, training peer supporters and wellness outreach and promotion.

In her individual and collective-based work, Camila primarily aims to empower students to cultivate a self-compassionate relationship with themselves, befriend their nervous systems, enhance resilience through a trauma-informed lens, co-construct healthier relationships, and advocate for socially just communities and systems.

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