Support Resources

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Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre
The Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre is a community gathering place where Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students can gather o network, study and share their post-secondary experiences.

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Transition Services
In-person advising services are currently closed as part of NAIT's
response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 780-471-6248 to book a video conference or phone
appointment with an advisor. Services update: academic and career advising, financial planning,
international advising and health program interview workshops.

Counselling Services
Main Campus Room W111PB (HPCenter) 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Patricia Campus  Room P113    Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m
Souch Campus Room Z1538B   Wednesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m.-4 p.m

During COVID response, NAIT Student Counselling remains open for phone and video
appointments as students continue to learn online. For a counselling appointment, students can
complete the Counselling Contact form:

Chaplains are volunteer faith leaders who represent several communities of fait on campus.  They are open and available to all members of the NAIT community regardless of religious denomination.  Please email the chaplain directly to set up an appointment with them.

1. Provides guidance and support to those wishing to explore issues of faith and spirituality.
2. Act as a resource on spiritual matters and encourage thoughtful reflection and dialogue.
3. Provide support during times of stress or difficulty.

For chaplaincy consultations, please e-mail We will connect you with a chaplain as soon as we are able. Please review our chaplaincy roster, if you wish, or specify personal requests for topic or denomination. Service update: one-on-one spiritual consultation and opportunities to explore their faith traditions, work with student groups on campus, host faith-based events and participate in NAIT-wide events

Learning Services
Do you need help with your learning?  Are you struggling academically and aren't sure why? We offer a variety of support services to help you develop your learning skills and achieve your full potential:

Learning strategies
Tutoring services
Supplemental learning
Learning skills workshops

Do you have a disability?  We provide individualized accommodations to assist students with disabilities:

• Exam accommodations
• Alternate format course materials
• Assistive and adaptive technology
• Interpreter and note-taking services
• Reduced course load
• Other

Not sure what you need? Make an appointment with a Learning Advisor to talk about your options.

Phone: (780)-378-6135

NAITSA Food Centre
The NAITSA Food Centre is here to help.  We have a variety of resources including emergency food assistance and information for nutrition on a budget.


General Information
Room O108           (780) 491-3966

Student Awards and Funding Options

You will be contacted to set up a phone interview. Options may include student aid, government programs, payment plans, emergency bursaries and/or the COVID-19 Student Relief Bursary. These options are based on the students eligibility.

NAITSA Service Hub
New LiveChat feature on the for immediate assistance during business hours. Nimbus Tutoring has also been launched: a mobile learning platform provider, to ensure that we can easily provide support for as many courses as possible at NAIT while making the booking, communication and scheduling process as easy as can be. Check it out here:


Peer Support
Peer Support is available for all students during the Fall and Winter terms. Visit for hours of operation and to connect via LiveChat. If you need support from May to August, we encourage you to contact NAIT Counselling Services or 211.

Tackle challenges head-on with Headversity, a mobile app that can help you build resilience.
Students will have free access to?Headversity, a mental wellness app that can help?build resilience – the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity.  Instructions for how to access Headversity are available on the NAIT Student Well-being organization via
Online Video Counselling

Private and secure counselling. The first session is free and you do not need to supply any payment information. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Counsellors are covered under the student insurance health plan. For more information, please visit the link below.

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 .

Alberta Distress Centre
Call 403-266-HELP (4357). Available 24/7. Confidential Online chat available 3PM to 10PM on weekdays and noon to 10pm on weekends.
Call 403-264-8336. Text 587-333-2724. Available 24/7. 

Albertas one line for sexual violence
Call or text 1-866-403-8000. Available daily from 9am to 9pm. 
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.

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s mission is to promote the resilience of the Aboriginal individual and family, through programs and services that are grounded in reclaiming our interconnectedness, reconciliation of relationships and self determination.” Native Counselling Services of Alberta also partners with a number of organizations that can provide additional resources.

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
This service provides culturally appropriate mental health care and support for Indigenous clients.

This program works closely with nurses, physicians, and other service providers to facilitate a holistic approach to care.

Our team provides::
  • counselling for individuals and families
  • psycho-educational group therapy
  • trauma informed therapy for individuals
  • resources including access to Traditional Wellness Counsellors
  • assessment
  • supported liaison services
  • outreach services
  • education
  • community development
  • culturally safe patient and family centered care
  • assisted referral
403-955-6645 (Intake)

Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic
Any First Nations, Metis or Inuit person or their family in Alberta can see a doctor through their phone or computer

Metis Settlements General Council (Metis Settlement members in Alberta) Mental Health Helpline:
1-877-303-2642. Available 24/7.

Aboriginal counselling services association of Alberta. Circle of safety (men/women/children)
(780) 448-0378.

Poundmaker’s lodge
Tele-Mental Health (780) 458-1884. Toll Free: 1-866-458-1884.
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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