Services Offered

Food Bank

We offer an emergency food hamper program to students in need. We will provide you with non-perishable food items and a community resource package on food sustainability within your community. For students within the City of Edmonton, we can also help with direct referrals to the Edmonton local food bank.

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Emergency Bus Tickets

SANQC operates an emergency bus ticket program to assist those who have not received their funding or have lost their transit pass. These students can receive emergency bus tickets for transportation to or from NorQuest. There is a limit on the number of bus tickets a student can receive per term. For more information, visit our office 1 – 114 Signhmar Centre for Learning or contact us.

Computers for Students Program

As NorQuest upgrades its computer labs, old computers are donated to SANQC. We then sell these used computers to students for $80. All funds raised by the sale of these computers are given back to students through scholarships and awards. Contact us for more information.

Helping Hands Campaign

Each year we support NorQuest students and their children during the holiday season. During the Helping Hands Campaign, students in need can register to receive gifts for themselves and their children. With the great support from staff, faculty and other students, gifts are then purchased and donated to those students. To learn more about this campaign, visit our office at 1 – 114 Signhmar Centre for Learning or contact us.

Discounted Passes

You can get discounted tickets to Cineplex movie theatres, West Edmonton Mall Attractions and, at times, sporting events. In addition, we also sell the Student Price Card (SPC) which gives students discounts at a variety of retailers. Visit our office at 1 – 114 Signhmar Centre for Learning or contact us for more information.

Lost & Found

SANQC collects lost items (eye glasses, keys, text books, cell phones, etc.). Lost items are kept in our office for a period of 30 days.

Free Store

The Free Store is an event where gently used items are available to students for free. Items are donated by students, staff, faculty members and the community. These items can vary from school supplies, housewares, toys, books and more! Visit our Event Calendar to find out when the next Free Store event is being held.

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Free Phone

Need to make a phone call? Students are able to make free local calls using the phone located in the SANQC waiting area (be sure to dial 9 first) — 1 – 114 Signhmar Centre for Learning.

Resource Hub

The SANQC office is your Resource Hub! Located at 1 – 114 Signhmar Centre for Learning, you will find pamphlets with information on a variety of topics, and other useful items (like free tampons and condoms). We also offer a small library of self-help books that students can borrow.

U-Pass Program

The U-Pass is your transit pass for the entire term! All eligible students will be charged for the pass. Even if you don’t need it to travel to campus, you can always go on a transit adventure because your pass is good in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Strathcona County! To learn more, visit the U-Pass Program page.

Health & Dental Plan

Our Health & Dental Plan is here to ensure you have coverage while you study so you never have to choose between school and your health. This plan was approved by student referendum. For more information and to learn more about the fees, visit the Health & Dental page.

Health & Dental Plan

MyWellness Plan

MyWellness is a central resource providing students access to mental health and wellness information. In addition, MyWellness has partnered with FeelingBetterNow® to provide a medically approved, anonymous online mental health care program designed to assist in the prevention, early diagnosis and ongoing management of mental health issues. This tool is completely free to you, compliments of SANQC. MyWellness also has very innovative online counselling services where you can participate in group sessions, couple sessions, or individual sessions for an extremely reduced rate! The best part? Your first session is completely free. Visit MyWellnessPlan.ca for more information.

My Wellness Plan

Student Health 101

SANQC provides a monthly digital newsletter for students — Student Health 101 (SH101). This online magazine focuses on healthy living, wellness, nutrition, stress relief and other topics relevant to students. We send SH101 to your MyNorQuest email once per month, however you are able to access the magazine at any time by visiting: NorQuest.read101.ca.

Student Health 101

Peer Support

The Peer Support program is designed to help students connect with other students and become more engaged in their community. Peer Supporters are specially trained student volunteers with first-hand experience from NorQuest College. Our Peer Support Team helps with a number of different projects:

Peer Connections

The Peer Support Team facilitates community-building events each month such as board games cafes and art workshops. Peer Connections is a great place to meet new students and help build a safe and inclusive community on campus.

Awareness Campaigns

SANQC highlights specific campaigns where we provide resources and information to students. These campaigns align with relevant issues to our students and focus on dialogue.

New Student Orientation

Each program area will book students to attend a Group Service Orientation with SANQC and NorQuest College partners. Regional students will be booked and we will come to you. If you aren’t in a program based course (open studies) you can contact us to request a list of orientation dates and links to book yourself independently. Our orientation is lively, informative and full of prizes and giveaways. We know you are getting ready to come back to school, let us help you with the critical information you need.

Tours

SANQC can provide campus and downtown tours to individuals or groups upon request. (Tours may be limited, reduced or modified during the campus redevelopment project)

Professional Development Fund (PDF) Workshop Series

The Students’ Association of NorQuest College (SANQC) started the PDF to help students participate in professional development opportunities outside of the classroom at a subsidized cost. Students can apply throughout the year to have their opportunity funded regardless of where they are located.

Workshop Series

In conjunction with our PDF, SANQC brings to you a select number of fully funded workshops throughout the term; an example of a previously funded workshop would be Mental Health First Aid Certificate. Applications and deadlines apply to all funded workshops.

Watch our Announcements for upcoming workshops

Lunch & Learn

Register for one of these 30-minute information sessions that focus on different topics each month. You will get tons of information related to the topic and be connected with a network of resources. All registered participants get free lunch to enjoy while they learn and are entered to win a gift card.

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Regional Care Packages

We send Regional Care Packages to the Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt and Drayton Valley campuses each month of the fall and winter terms. The care packages include a variety of goodies and giveaways for the students.

Distance Care Packages

We have designed a Distance Care Package for our off-campus students who are taking classes by distance delivery. The package includes a free SPC discount card which can be used at a variety of retail stores along with some goodies. You can request for your distance care package by contacting us.