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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.

Questions? Contact

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! 

  • 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. (cancelled April 28)
    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!


Jade-Isis Lefebvre (MA, Psy.D, Psychologist, OPQ) 
Wellness Counsellor 
Jade-Isis Lefebvre is a registered psychologist, yoga teacher and meditation teacher on the Counselling and Psychological Services and the Zen Dens team. She provides short-term therapy, workshops, prevention and outreach initiatives, trains peer supporters and builds eduational wellness content. Her doctoral research focused on self-compassion and her therapeutic work is grounded in an integrative humanistic, third-wave CBT, attachment/trauma and compassionate approaches. 

Dr. Lefebvre provides spaces for students to explore their experiences, develop their strengths and creatively connect to their authentic selves. Her works aims to empower students in implementing meaningful change, through gaining deeper understanding of personal narratives, values, meaning, relationships and our systems.


Myrlie Marcelin (MSW, Clinical Social Worker, Couple & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, OPQ)
Wellness Counsellor 

Myrlie is a wellness counsellor, registered social worker and psychotherapist at Concordia’s Counselling and Psychological Services and Zen Dens. She facilitates wellness and psychoeducational workshops and events, and promotes projects related to mental health. She has specific expertise about the issues and challenges faced by Black and Indigenous communities in Montreal, as well as other ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ2+ community.

By using an anti-oppressive, collaborative and compassionate lens, Myrlie enjoys supporting, advocating and empowering people whose voices and lived experiences have been traditionally ignored and overlooked. She also aims to show students that Black mental health professionals exist and are working to reduce harm for the populations that they serve.


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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