We acknowledge the significant impact that the trauma experienced in residential schools continues to have on generations of survivors and their families. Northern Health remains committed to working with the First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and Indigenous leaders across the North on meaningful change that honours diversity and provides culturally safe services.
For anyone needing supports, the following are available:
- Within BC, the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia. The KUU-US Crisis Line can be reached toll-free at 1-800-588-8717 or online.
- The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line provides support for former Residential School students and those affected. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour National crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.
- The Northern BC Crisis Line offers 24/7 support across the NH region, and can be reached at 1-888-562-1214.