Spiritual Services

Welcome
The Office provides support, resources and a diverse approach respecting a variety of ways to question intellectually, to develop personally, to grow spiritually and to act freely, so as to discern the meaning of one’s life within the greater human community. The services offered by Spiritual Services include:
  • Personal counselling and spiritual direction
  • Community Engagement Program (with certificate)
  • Group reflection and discussion
  • A friendly and nurturing space for those who need spiritual and emotional comfort

community engagement

Certain facets of life are meant to be explored beyond the classroom.

Spiritual Services Office of the University of Sudbury recognizes the importance of building community and traditions that are essential to the development of all people, and an important part of campus life.

Community Engagement offers students the opportunity to broaden their world through experiential learning. Learning through experience and reflecting on that very experience allows for personal and spiritual development.

Certificate Program: You can earn a certificate while enjoying your community engagement experiences. You will receive a certificate once you have fulfilled four insertions over the course of the academic year.

Although Covid-19 has forced many charitable organizations to close their doors temporarily, many are gradually reopening and are eager to be part of our program and offer community engagement opportunities.

Some of the activities we have planned this semester include the following:
  • Restoration of the UofS Peace Garden – On Campus – September 18th - 9 am
  • Hike on the Heaven’s Gate Trail – Campus Departure: September 19th- 8 am
  • Inner City Home Outreach – Downtown Sudbury – September 25th – 12-4 pm
  • Réseau-Access – Downtown Sudbury – October 19th – 9 am-12 pm
  • L’Arche Sudbury –Greater Sudbury Community - to be determined (TBD)
  • N’Swakamok Friendship Centre – Downtown Sudbury – TBD
  • Meals on Wheels – Greater Sudbury Community – TBD

Health guidelines and protocols will be followed in light of the pandemic.

 

good food box

We will be a host-site once again! The Good Food Box program will be available at the University of Sudbury as of November 2020! 

The Good Food Box is a non-profit produce purchasing and distribution program. It allows families and individuals in the community to purchase nutritious fresh food at bulk food prices making it affordable and accessible to everyone. Boxes contain a variety of vegetables and fruit that change each month depending on what is in season and reasonably priced.The Good Food Box is ordered on a monthly basis. A large box costs $19, ideal for a family. A small box costs $10, suitable for an individual. Prepay by the second Wednesday of the month and pick up on the third Wednesday of the month.

Click below to see the info sheet

GOOD FOOD BOX INFO SHEET


Please contact Carmen Bertrand to order your box or for more information: cz_bertrand@usudbury.ca

 

Say your piece newsletter

“Say Your Piece” is a newsletter to inform, inspire, and include. Students or any other members of our university community are welcome to send submissions for this internal newsletter. To do so, please contact Carmen at cz_bertrand@usudbury.ca.

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
 
PERSONAL counselling AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Through this service, one is able to seek out the presence of a person who is trained to listen and with whom to explore personal and spiritual matters so as to grow in one’s life.

Everyone’s human experiences are valuable and filled with meaning. By connecting with a confidential listener, one can open up his or her life, make connections, and discover a deeper meaning of what has, or is happening, in that given moment. One can learn how to discern options; seek for what is the greater good; seek for what one is to do in any given moment; seek to help unravel life experiences to achieve greater clarity; or seek to find peace at a time of hurt, loss or tragedy. We each walk this path in life uniquely, but we do not have to walk it alone.
 
List of spiritual centres and places of worship on campus and in Sudbury
There are other spiritual centres and places of worship on campus and in the Greater Sudbury vicinity that you can take advantage of. Click the button below to see a list of them. Note that this list will be updated as needed. Please don't hesitate to forward us any necessary changes.  

LIST OF OTHER CENTRES AND SPACES - CAMPUS & SUDBURY
 
contact

For more information on community engagement and other services, contact:

Carmen Bertrand at 705-562-0033, spiritual_services_spirituels@usudbury.ca or cz_bertrand@usudbury.ca.

Don't forget to follow the Spiritual Services Facebook page!

 

 

…the Community Engagement program is excellent. The scope is very large insofar as it encompasses a wide variety of different activities, initiatives, and learning opportunities.”   - George Thériault, student

The Community Engagement program made me laugh, it made me sad, it made me change my perspective, and by showing me so many wonderful places, it made me feel at home in Sudbury. I built so many memories of moments that really touched my heart.”   - Christine Koehler, student

 
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View of nature from above a hill during an event; a hike on LaCloche Mountains.Group of Spiritual Services students standing on a rocky hillside of LaCloche trails with evergreens all around, looking out at the view.