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Spiritual health

We’re a culturally diverse and multifaith community. Our spiritual care providers are appointed by local faith communities. 

Our team includes Anglican, Bahà'í, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Science, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Presbyterian, Unitarian and United representatives. Meet the spiritual care providers.

Students can connect one-on-one with a spiritual care provider. Please call us at 250-721-8338 or email us to book an appointment.

We aim to foster community, offer religious and spiritual support, and provide spiritual care for the UVic community. We offer mindfulness and meditation, prayer, weekly activities, retreats and workshops on a variety of topics.

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About spiritual health

"Every human being needs spiritual resources to help heal the painful wounds of grief, guilt, resentment, self-rejection, and shame. We need spiritual resources to deepen our experiences of trust, self-esteem, hope, joy and love of life." (Clinebell, 1992)

What are spiritual needs?

  • Meaning and purpose in our lives
  • To love and feel loved
  • To feel a sense of belonging
  • To feel hope, peace and gratitude

Why connect with a spiritual care provider?

There are many reasons why you might want to connect with a spiritual care provider.

Looking for someone to be on your side?

Spiritual care providers aim to be non-judgemental and to be there to advocate for you. They’ll accompany you on your journey to discover your own truths.

Multifaith spiritual care providers aim to be radically inclusive, honouring and celebrating the rich diversity of human identities, including gender, sexual orientation, faith, ethnic origin, and indigeneity.

Interested in life’s big questions?

Spiritual care providers can help you explore big questions like “Who am I?” and “What is my purpose?”.

They have diverse perspectives, spiritual backgrounds and global views that can help you to start new dialogues about the big questions and work towards greater understanding.

They can provide emotional, social and spiritual support regardless of a person’s faith or no faith. 

Interested in getting involved in social justice work?

If you are looking for a way to make a positive difference in the world, consider chatting with a spiritual care provider about joining service organizations or social justice groups.

They can introduce you to other students who may or may not be religious, but who are also working to make the world a better place.

Trying to make sense of the world?

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unsure, or not yourself? Multifaith spiritual care providers can be right there with you.

They’re comfortable discussing any topic, such as relationships, science, religion, ecology, faith, art, spirituality, mindfulness and happiness.

Having this kind of sounding board can really help when dealing with relationships, loneliness, and the pressures of being a student. Your conversation will be confidential, unless they hear you talk about hurting yourself or another person.

Looking for tools to center yourself?

Spiritual care providers study and practice tools and skills that are drawn from thousands of years of wisdom. They can help you take steps toward finding self awareness and mindfulness.

They might offer tools like mindfulness, meditation, ritual, prayer, reading, writing, building community connection or yoga.

They draw from diverse spiritual wisdom and faith traditions to offer students tools and practices that help them awaken to and engage with the sacred in their lives.

Interested in getting involved in social justice work?

If you are looking for a way to make a positive difference in the world, consider chatting with a spiritual care provider about joining service organizations or social justice groups.

They can introduce you to other students who may or may not be religious, but who are also working to make the world a better place.

Looking for someone to be on your side?

Spiritual care providers aim to be non-judgemental you and to be there to advocate for you. They’ll accompany you on your journey to discover your own truths.

They aim to be radically inclusive, honouring and celebrating the rich diversity of human identities, including gender, sexual orientation, faith, ethnic origin, and indigeneity.

Multifaith spiritual care providers are appointed by their spiritual/faith communities and are volunteers to the campus community.

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