Annual Fund

Health and well-being are increasing strategic imperatives in today’s world. Schools must be particularly attentive, given the growing pressures on youth and corresponding implications on their future life paths. As a boarding school, Shawnigan assumes round-the-clock responsibility for the health and well-being of its students and staff, and we are prioritizing that duty of care now more than ever. 

Shawnigan asks much of those living and learning in its community, and daily schedules are often filled with worthy pursuits and ambitious goals. Sparking minds, kindling hearts, and forging futures will always be our central mission, and, to do so, we must be constantly attentive to the conditions that allow students and staff to be at their best.

For this reason, we are developing a dedicated space for services and programs that support mental, emotional, and physical health. In Shawnigan’s centralized well-being space, students and staff will find a place to pause from their busy schedules, practice self care, and seek support in a peaceful environment. The facility will complement traditional medical services provided in our Health Centre, which together ensure that all members of our community are well-supported along the Shawnigan Journey.
Services offered in the well-being centre could include:
Clinical Counselors
Peer Support
Mindfulness Sessions
Coping Strategies
Conflict Resolution
Healthy Communication
Guest Speakers
Curricular Programming
Athletic Therapy
Holistic Health Care
Zen Room
Unplug & Unwind
Gathering Space
Therapeutic Outdoor Areas
Cultural Connections
Inner self
Art Therapy

We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.