Community Social Work Team

We are open

We're here to support you! We may be working remotely but we're still "here" to provide you with the services that you need.

Please go to the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information page for the university's latest updates.

Fostering a Community of Care

Practical helping skills for your day-to-day life

Training opportunities for all students and staff

Service Notice

To support physical distancing benefits with regard to the spread of COVID-19, there are immediate changes to Community Social Work Team operations. All in-person meetings and events have been cancelled and the office will remain closed until further notice. CSWT staff are available Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for remote services, including email or Google Hangout. Students are urged to email to access remote services.

The Community Social Work Team provides support to all U of A students, staff, and faculty in connecting to each other and the campus community by facilitating a variety of training sessions, prevention programs, and peer connection activities. Our team is approachable, knowledgeable, and a great resource in providing consultation to support others and enhance the campus community.

Connecting to your campus community plays an important role to your overall well-being. Everyone at the University of Alberta has a role to play in helping our campuses build community, decrease loneliness, and build capacity to help ourselves and each other.

Training and Programs

Community Helpers Program

Build on your natural helping skills and support your peers' mental health and well-being in this two-day training program.

Front Line Staff Training

Learn how to better support and navigate students to appropriate resources in this 60-minute workshop.

QPR Training

Gain the essential skills to prevent suicide in this certified suicide prevention training program.


Connect with a trained Unitea student host over a free cup of tea.

Community Engagement and Resources

Days of Action

Challenge stigma and engage in meaningful discussion around a variety of issues at the U of A.


Explore the many supports available to the U of A community, including mental health, financial, legal, and more.