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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Support offers holistic programs and services for all dimensions of wellness.

At Niagara University, health and wellness support empowers individuals to lead a balanced life by promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through diverse programs. From stress management to nutrition and mental health, our initiatives enhance vitality and fulfillment, ensuring a holistic approach to wellness. 

In an emergency, seconds count. If you feel you are in danger to your physical or mental health, call 9-1-1 or visit the closest Emergency Department. Trained emergency call takers will provide you with the information and assistance you need.


Niagara University remains vigilant in promoting healthy sanitation habits like hand washing, masking, and social distancing, while strictly adhering to established protocols. 

The Forward Niagara committee diligently follows guidelines from Health Canada, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario’s Ministry of Health, and York Region Public Health to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Additionally, we continuously monitor and respond to campus and community situations to ensure a safe environment for all.

Student Health Coverage

Niagara University has partnered with Morcare and We Speak Student, to provide comprehensive health coverage to our student community. 

Policy Coverage Year: 

At Niagara University, Student the policy period for student health coverage is as follows for students beginning in the following academic terms: 

  • Fall: August to August
  • Spring: January to August 

Access to converge cards will be provided on the first day of classes in any given academic term. Late arrival students are encouraged to wait up to 48 hours after their enrollment date to access their coverage card.

Domestic Students (Canadian Permanent Residents and Citizens)

We Speak Student is Niagara University’s domestic student health coverage provider. As domestic students are OHIP eligible, We Speak Student provides optional supplementary health coverage for medical needs such as prescription drugs, dental, extended health vision and more!

International Students

Canada has a publicly funded healthcare system that provides universal health coverage for all citizens and permanent residents. “OHIP” is the Ontario Health Insurance Plan provided to all domestic students 

As international students do not have access to Canada’s publicly funded health care program, they are required to obtain alternative health insurance. Morcare is the international student OHIP alternative provider at Niagara University.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence or Harassment:

Support is available to you if you have questions or concerns.

Substance Use including tobacco, cannabis, alcohol and drugs

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