Family resources

Family Centre

The Family Centre is an inclusive resource centre located in the family housing complex that supports a diverse student family community living both on and off campus. The Family Centre recognizes the specific needs of families where one or more members is a student, offering a welcoming space to families new to student life and those who have been around for a while.


  • There are six different play areas throughout family housing with swings, climbing structures, slides, a basketball court and other equipment.
  • Numerous walking trails are located throughout the campus, and on-campus recreational facilities are open to your entire family (fees may apply).
  • Cadboro-Gyro Park is a beautiful, oceanfront park and beach within walking distance to UVic, and close to various shops (including a grocery store and pharmacy).

Child care

UVic Child Care Services has been providing safe, quality child care to our community for over 40 years. Visit their website to find out about childcare option and waitlists.

Public schools

The following schools are nearby UVic:

Visit the Greater Victoria School District website for more information on local public schools.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services offers free, confidential counselling to help currently enrolled degree-program UVic students address personal, career and learning concerns, in order to increase student engagement and success.

Campus Security

Campus Security provides a safe walk service for members of the university community that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is provided from building to building, building to vehicle, and vice versa within the boundaries of the campus, including the Ian Stewart Complex.