February 10, 2023
We at the Student Association of George Brown College (SAGBC) express our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by recent events in Turkey.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Monday, February 6, has caused the death of thousands of people. This natural disaster has brought tragedy to the country, affecting the region, and causing great upheaval, with hundreds of people to losing their homes and thousands more being displaced.
The people of the region have not only weathered recent events, but they have also been victims of civil war in a neighbouring country, making it more difficult to support and meet humanitarian needs.
Words cannot fully express how we feel and we at the SAGBC are here to support the individuals and communities who were impacted by this calamity. We share your pain and recognize the difficulties associated with your losses. Know that you are not in this situation alone and have the support of the SAGBC and larger GBC community to get through this trying time.
We are one, and we stand with you.
For students seeking support, we encourage you to contact the following resources:
- The Community Care Centre offers peer-to-peer support for all students and retains dedicated staff for students from marginalized groups. You can reach the CCC by emailing Care@SAGBC.ca
- Students also have access to WeConnect. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) offered through Health Benefits, is a free counselling service available to all George Brown College students. It is available 24/7 over the phone from anywhere in the world. You can access this service by calling 1-888-377-0002 or by visiting WeSpeakStudent.com
- Counselling and Student Wellbeing Services at George Brown College offers free and confidential services and programs to GBC students. You can reach them via email at LetsTalk@GeorgeBrown.ca