Nursing Students for Social Justice (NSSJ) is a student group focused on creating a space where nursing students can engage in social justice activities and impact their community. Our work aims to collaborate with students to increase their political engagement , professional development, and community contribution. We use a variety of activities and events to reach these goals, including donation drives, specialty-focused master classes, collaborative training workshops, rally attendance, and social justice conferences. We are affiliated with the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing and frequently collaborate with groups and organizations both internal and external to the Faculty of Community Services and Ryerson University in general. If you would like to a part of our team, have an idea for a future or event or collaboration, or just have a question, feel free to give us a shout!
In the past year NSSJ independently executed and partnered with other student groups on many different initiatives including donation drives for Street Health, university-wide naloxone training, workshops on 2SLGBTQ+ health and health in incarcerated populations, a student conference and panel series on health and social justice, and smaller, regular student-led outings to local events such as the Toronto Homeless Memorial, protests, and trips to Toronto City Hall.
If you would like to get involved in this grassroots student collective, shoot us an email or join our Facebook group! We have many upcoming opportunities for engagement.
NSSJ was founded by nursing students but all students with an interest in promoting health equity are welcome.