Kindness is the New Normal

Kindness is the New Normal

This is a semester like no other. As we all adjust to new ways of being around each other, let’s show kindness online and in person as we return to campus this Fall.

Spread Kindness

Here’s how you can spread kindness in our York communities and beyond.

Kindness Takes Time

We are all getting used to new health protocols, so things may not move as quickly as usual. There may be longer line-ups than you’re used to, so patience will be a key consideration when engaging with those around you.

Kindness Holds Space

While we are all living through the pandemic, each of us has experienced it in a different way. Taking time to listen to the stories of others without comparison or judgement will help everyone feel more comfortable.

Kindness Gives Support

We may experience situations or conversations that trigger unexpected emotions or actions. If you or someone you see is struggling, additional support can be found on-campus through the Division of Students.

Kindness Toolkit

Be kind and spread the word! Share the ways in which you’re being kind on campus or online. Download, print or share any of the below toolkit items to show your support.

A laptop with a Zoom window open on a Kindness Toolkit Zoom background

Zoom Background

Option 1 / Option 2
A person looking at Kindness Toolkit website on her phone

Social Media Posts, Banners and Avatars

Facebook: Avatar / Cover / Post
Twitter: Avatar / Banner / Post
Instagram: Avatar / Post (Horizontal) / Post (Square) / Post (Vertical) / Story / Filter
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York Website Button

Download here

Support Services

Find additional support for you or someone you know.

Athletics & Recreation
416-736-5185 |

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education
416-736-5211 |

The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)
416-736-5231 |

Student Accessibility Services
416-736-5755 |

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being
416-736-5297 |