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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!

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Peer Wellness Ambassadors

Active listening services will resume in fall 2023. Watch this page, or follow us @CUstudentexperience on Instagram for updates. 

Meet the Ambassadors


BSc, Biology Specialization


BFA, Painting and Drawing


BA, Honours Psychology


MA, Human Systems Intervention


MEng, Information Systems Security


MA, Drama Therapy

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 educational 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.

Rudyard Pejo
Administrative Assistant for Peer Wellness Ambassadors

Rudy is a Filipino student studying in Human Relations & Psychology. He is also a dedicated advocate for mental health awareness. His unwavering passion revolves around offering support to individuals in need, and he is also deeply committed to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion. This is why he finds immense fulfillment in working with this exceptional team that promotes these essential values. Rudy's primary objective is to contribute to the destigmatization of mental health issues by recognizing the importance of open conversations and empathy. Through this advocacy, he strives to make a positive impact on the well-being of members of the Concordia community.

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