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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.

NLC Challenge - Walk 100 km in 100 days

Please Join Us!

The challenge…………Walk 100km in 100 days (that’s 1 km per day). There is no sign up fee needed, It starts Thursday March 8th and ends June 8, 2018. Download the tracking map to keep track of your progress. Click the link below to sign up! There will be draws for prizes along your walking adventure. We encourage you to organize walking groups, walk-a-thons in your community. Let us know of your special events so we can promote them. Take pictures. Make a road on your campus wall and track each other. Track yourself on the attached map, and send in your progress weekly so we can track everyone's progress. This program is accessible to NLC students, staff and their families.

Download Poster here

Download your progress map here

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! 

Download and print the Student Wellness Passport HERE

Wellness Facility Information​

Slave Lake Campus
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
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.​

Student Wellness c​ontact can be reached by phone at (780) 849-8641, or by email:

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)-751-3209 or sending an email to: You can also book an appointment online by clicking the link below:

Book an appointment

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: 1-800-232-72388
  • Call 8-1-1 to be directed to non-emergency after-hours supports in your area.


Below are some informational links regarding Mental Health:

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 the link below:

Preventing Suicide
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 link will helps guide you in what steps to take: