About the Canadian Students' Nightline Association

Vision

Our vision is for every student in any college or university to have access to the support offered by Nightline services so that:

  • Every student is able to talk about their feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment;
  • Fewer students have their education compromised by emotional difficulties;
  • Fewer students die by suicide.

Mission

Our mission is to raise the quality, profile, availability, and accessibility of Nightline services so that every student is aware of, and has access to, confidential emotional peer support, as well as the opportunity to volunteer for a Nightline.

Aims and objectives

We will support Nightlines to provide a consistent, high-quality service

  • We will ensure that Nightlines deliver a consistent, high-quality service
  • We will help Nightlines to ensure effective recruitment, training and support of all volunteers
  • We will help Nightlines to recruit and develop a diverse volunteer base which reflects the student population
  • We will organise conference and provide a range of development opportunities for Nightline volunteers 
  • We will provide software and IT support
  • We will regularly seek expert advice to keep abreast of changes in the mental health sector and the law
  • We will communicate with Nightlines about how best we can support them and will ensure that our services are shaped by their priorities

We will increase the number of students with access to a Nightline

  • We will help new Nightlines to open by working with universities, student unions/associations and volunteers to identify opportunities and provide support to both launch and maintain services
  • We will help existing Nightlines to expand in order to cover additional institutions
  • We will help Nightlines to reach more students by supporting them to introduce new services
  • We will help Nightlines to become sustainable by working proactively to help them improve relationships with their stakeholders

Staff Members

Founder & President

Myriam Lecousy 


Nightline Training & Development 

Zoey Krantzberg