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BCIT Counselling and Student Development
Post-secondary life can be a challenging experience for almost everyone, at least some of the time. Counselling and Student Development has put together a variety of resources for you as you work toward your personal, educational, and career goals.

(604) 432-8608

BCIT Health Services
We provide a wide range of medical care: acute, emergency, immunizations, travel medicine, and more. We also promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.

Burnaby Campus
(604) 432-8608

BCIT Recreation Services
Promotes, encourages and enables the practice of physical well being.

General Information (604) 432-8612
Lisa Sulatycki Operations Coordinator (604) 432-8287
Justin Lee Sports Programs and Intramurals Coordinator (604) 451-6859
Tyler Embree Fitness and Wellness Coordinator (604) 432-8282
 Daniel Hannington Community Events and Engagement Coordinator  (604)-432-8268
Kevin Seymour Recreation Services Assistant (604) 432-8612
Baldev Biln Recreation Services Assistant (604) 432-8612
Melissa Stamatovic Recreation Services Assistant (604) 432-8612

BCITSA Student Benefits Plan Office
The Health & Dental Plan Office is fully acquainted with the details included in the student health and dental plan.

Room 263, 2nd Floor
Building SE2
(604) 456-8056

BCITSA Clubs and Groups
Our student clubs make an enormous contribution to campus life and provide some much needed fun. Clubs can help you from relationships with peers who share your interest , and give you an outlet from the stress of academics
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed 2 toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide , and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide . The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.
In the summer of 2017, the MHCC conducted an online survey to elicit feedback from people who have been affected by suicide. With over a thousand responses, the survey helped gain a better understanding of what topics, content areas, resources, and information were important to include in the toolkits.

Many respondents indicated a preference for “people-first” language as opposed to “survivorship language”. For this reason, “people-first” language is used in the toolkit. That said, many of the resources linked from the toolkits use “survivorship” language.
Please note that the toolkits are not intended to replace a conversation and are not designed to be an exhaustive list of the wide variety of resources available across Canada for support. If you or someone you know is experiencing distressing thoughts or thoughts of suicide, please contact your local distress centre or Kids Help Phone .
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, including:
  • Common Experience Payments (CEP)
  • Independent Assessment Process (IAP)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events
  • commemorative activities
Resolution Health Support Program Services are safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.

You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivor Society
The IRSSS Crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-800-721-0066.

The Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:
  • counselling
  • crisis intervention
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at

First Nations Health Authority

Healing in Colour
Healing in Colour envisions a world where BIPOC, in all our intersections, have access to therapy that supports our healing and liberation. Find a BIPOC therapist in your community. Access a curated list of resources that support healing.

Native Youth Crisis Line 1-877-209-1266
24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.

KUU-US Crisis Line Society
First Nations and Aboriginal specific 24/7 crisis line based in Port Alberni and serving the entire province.
Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717 
Youth Line: 250-723-2040 
Adult Line: 250-723-4050.

Aboriginal Legal Aid

H'ulh-etun Health Society- Chemanius BC
Trans Lifeline
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non- heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Contact us at 1 (888) 530-6777 ext. 224

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