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Student Wellness

​​​​​College is a time when you begin to make choices that will determine your adult path in life. Student Wellness is a cluster of programs and services within Northern Lakes College and the Students' Association that are focused on supporting student success by enhancing the overall health and well-being of the Northern Lakes College student body. We are committed to providing you with the necessary tools to help shape this path. By practising holistic wellness, you will find that your life will be both enriched and better balanced, now and into the future.

Slave Lake Campus - Wellness facilities


The Slave Lake Campus Wellness facilities include:

• Indoor Swimming Pool
• Gymnasium
• Climbing Wall
• Soccer Fields
• Exercise Room
Organized activities, drop-in activities and special events such as floor hockey, badminton, fitness classes, swimming, volleyball, canoeing, cross-country skiing and wall climbing are available to College students.

Grouard Campus - Wellness facilities


The Grouard Campus Wellness facilities include:

• Gymnasium
• Weight and Exercise Room
Organized activities, drop-in activities and special events such as badminton, basketball and volleyball are available to College students.

Hope and Healing Guide

Northern Lakes College is dedicated to the well-being of students. Talk to someone you feel safe with: a loved one or a friend. Any way you reach out, talking about it can help end the silence. We all want to be healthy. No one can be truly healthy without mental health. It involves how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about coping with the stresses of life and contributing to our community.

Need help now?

Students can reach out to NLC Counselling Services by calling: (780) 751-3222 or sending an email to:

For after-hours support contact:

  • Call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Room if you are in distress.
  • 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-232-7238
  • Call 8-1-1 to be directed to non-emergency after-hours supports in your area.

Wellness Resources:

Loss is one of life’s most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds differently. If you want to know more about this topic, or you are in search of resources, please click on the brochure:

Suicide is a difficult topic to bring up, however if someone you know brings up the concern for a loved one or themselves, it’s important to take action. The two most important things you can do are listen and help connect them with mental health services. The following brochure will help guide you in what steps to take:

Student Wellness Passport

The NEW Student Wellness Passport has arrived! 

The Student Wellness Passport is a tool to help you address your wellness needs. While traveling through the seven Wellness Journeys, you will experience exciting and engaging activities that help maintain a healthier you! Complete the Journeys by yourself, with a friend, or with a group!

Student Wellness Passport: SIGN UP ONLINE! 

Download and print the Student Wellness Passport HERE