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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Visit Course Store to register for the following Centre for Indigegogy workshops and certificates:

Participants in the workshops and certificates can review the information about payment, cancellation, location and additional logistics below. 


Payment is accepted by cheque, money order, Visa®, MasterCard®, Amex®, Visa Debit® and Mastercard Debit®. To pay by credit card select "Register for a Workshop" for online payment. For all other payment methods, contact the Centre for Indigegogy at 519.884.0710 x5226.

Cheques, made payable to Wilfrid Laurier University, can be mailed to:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Centre for Indigegogy
120 Duke Street West
Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 3W8

Registration cannot be confirmed until payment has been received.


If you are registering online, keep a copy of your receipt for your records. Additional receipts can be issued by the Centre for Indigegogy upon request. Note: T2202A form is not issued for courses offered through Professional Development.


You may qualify for discounts:

  • Student discount: Current full-time students registered in any program at a postsecondary institution receive a 25% discount on the cost of any Wholistic Professional Development workshop (certificate modules not included). Enter the discount code found in Course Store when registering to receive this discount.
  • Early bird discount: A 10% discount is offered for all the certificate modules prior to the date listed in the Course Store.
  • Certificate Programs (DEC/IPC): Discounts are available for registering for all modules prior to the start date of the certificates. Please contact Giselle Dias at for the discount code.

Cancellations and Refunds

Laurier reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrolment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.

If for some reason you are unable to start or complete your program, we would be happy to defer your registration for our next Educators' Certificate program or transfer your registration to another person (e.g. coworker or friend).

If a refund is requested, the refund amount will follow the schedule below:

  • Up to 10 days before the start of each module: Full refund minus a $25 administration fee and applicable credit card charges.
  • One to nine days before the start of each module: 50% refund and applicable credit card charges.

Note: No refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.

Location and Building Information

Workshops will take place in the Circle Room (room 320) located in Laurier's Faculty of Social Work at 120 Duke St. W., Kitchener, directly behind Kitchener City Hall between College St. and Young St.

The following information is standard for most of our workshops and modules. We will be in touch with you one week prior to the start of the workshop with any additional information. Note: Some workshops/modules are land-based and specific instructions will be sent to you prior to the workshops.

Entering the Building

Please use the back entrance off College St. to enter the building as the front entrance to the building on Duke St. is locked. If the back door is locked, call Giselle Dias at 519.282.9291 who will let you in.


Parking at the Faculty of Social Work is for faculty and staff only and anyone without a gold Laurier permit will be ticketed. There are several City of Kitchener parking lots close to the Faculty of Social Work where you can park.


The temperature in our classrooms tend to be unpredictable. Unfortunately, the heat is controlled by the facilities department on our Waterloo campus and we do not have control over the temperature controls. We advise you to dress in layers so you can be comfortable.

Our time together is a way of engaging in Ceremony. Optional items for ceremonial clothing include; long skirt, shawl, sash, ribbon shirt, moccasins, blanket etc. Wear clothing that feels most comfortable for you.

Gender Neutral Washrooms

A gender neutral washroom is located on the first floor next to FSW101, with gendered washrooms located each floor. We encourage you to utilize whichever washroom feels most comfortable for you and avoid making assumptions about the use of washrooms by others.

Accessibility and Environmental Sensitivities

Laurier's Human Resource Department would like to remind you that you share the air with students, staff and faculty with environmental or multiple chemical sensitivities. Although wearing fragrances is a personal choice, it is one that may negatively impact the health and safety of others. We ask that you avoid the use of perfume, cologne, lotions, scented hairspray and other scented products while visiting the Faculty of Social Work.

Instruments and Attire


You are welcome to bring your drums and/or shakers. We will often sing songs in the morning and when the workshop ends.


To help preserve the hardwood flooring in the Circle Room, we ask that all outdoor footwear be removed before entering the room. You are welcome to bring moccasins, socks or slippers to wear in the classroom.

Meals and Accommodations


Coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be provided for 9 a.m. Please bring a reusable water bottle that can be filled using the filtered water fill station on our main floor.

For lunch/dinners, there are a number of restaurants within walking distance, including: William's Fresh Café, Ye's Sushi, Holy Guacamole, Queen Street Commons, Café Pyrus, Coffee Culture, Kava Bean, Slices Restaurant, Exclamation, McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill, The Guanaquita Restaurant, 271West, Pepi’s Pizza, Subway, Fat Bastard Burrito Co. and Bread Heads. 

We do not have an onsite cafeteria, but there are vending machines that sell pop, chips etc. You are also welcome to bring your lunch and eat in the classroom. A microwave is available for your use on the main level, next to the vending machines.


If you need overnight accommodations there are several options in the area:

  • Crown Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Green Gables Executive Guest House
  • Holiday Inn
  • Radisson
  • The Walper

Contact Us:

Raven Morand, Administrative Assistant


Giselle Dias, MSW, Program Coordinator

Office Location: 120 Duke St., Kitchener

Kathy Absolon-King, MSW, PhD, Director of Centre for Indigegogy


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