Support for indigenous students

Counselling is confidential and provided at no cost for students currently enrolled at SFU. Counselling support in the Indigenous Student Centre is temporarily unavailable due to a maternity leave. 

Other support options are available for Indigenous students:  

  • Call Health and Counselling Services at 778-782-4615 and ask to book a virtual appointment with a counsellor
  • Visit the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) in AQ 2002, SFU Burnaby ask ISC staff about support options or phone 778-782-6929 (Note: The ISC is temporarily closed. Please click the "Learn More" button on the right to review your options)
  • Visit Health and Counselling Services in MBC 0101 and ask to speak with an Access Case Manager who provides same day 30 minute appointments.  They will provide mental health support and/or referral to services and resources (Note: HCS is temporarily closed. Please call us at 778-782-4615 to book an appointment)
  • Phone My SSP (Student Support Program) at 1.844.451.9700 and ask to book an appointment with an Indigenous Counsellor. Appointments with an Indigenous counsellor may be via phone or ask about in-person appointment options in the community. You can also download the My SSP App and connect 24/7 with support. All support through My SSP is free and confidential

Students can also connect with the following crisis lines: 

  • Vancouver Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 (24/7) 
  • Kuu-US Crisis Response Services (24/7): 1-800-588-8717
  • BC Suicide Line: 1-800-784-2433