Survivors and family members

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) services include grief and loss counselling, crisis counselling, trauma counselling, Family and Group counselling and other supports including Traditional Healing Methods & Medicines, for more information please visit their service website. Or, phone the IRSSS Crisis Line at 1.866.925.4419 (Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week)

Indian Residential Schools Mental Health Support Program (Government of Canada) provides mental and emotional health support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, for more information phone Toll-Free 1.877.477.0775.

FNHA First Nations Health Benefits Mental Health Providers List information is listed at this website: and if you have questions about providers you can call the IRS toll-free number at 1.877.477.0775 Monday to Friday 8:00 – 4:00 pm or download the service provider list.

Aboriginal Wellness Program, run by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, offers adult counselling and support groups at 2750 East Hastings Street, Suite 288, Vancouver; Phone: 604-675-2551

Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers general counselling, please phone 604-874-2938 to speak to an intake worker to connect you with the best services for you.

BC Bereavement Hotline offers free and confidential telephone support for individuals experiencing loss and grief. Visit their website or call 1-877-779-2223.


UBC Vancouver.

Counselling Services. 1040 Brock Hall, 1874 East Mall, Vancouver, Tel 604.822.3811

UBC Okanagan.

Health and Wellness. UNC337 - 3272 University Way, Kelowna, Tel 250.807.9270

24/7 Support for students through Empower Me.

Empower Me provides counselling and life coaching, free for students on the AMS/GSS Health Plan. They can help with anything you're concerned about, and will give you the option of getting help online, in person, or by phone. Call 1 844 741 6389

Developing Personal and Academic Resilience is a health strategy and self-care workbook for post-secondary students.

We Matter is a place for Indigenous young people to turn for uplift, support, or reminder that you matter. Get help now.

UBC Faculty/Staff



If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or thinking about suicide, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time.