Guide to BIPOC Sexual Violence Support Services

This guide has been developed by SFU's Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office in consultation with various campus and community partners. SFU or FIC campus community members who are interested in accessing any of these support services are encouraged to visit the relevant webpages to learn more about a particular service. The SVSPO can also help connect you to campus and community support services that work for you. Please contact us at sv-support@sfu.ca or 778-782-7233 to be connected with an SVSPO case manager.

A printable version of this guide can be downloaded here.

SFU Support Services

Health & Counselling Services Mindful Medicine for Women of Colour
Six-week therapy group for Women of Colour, facilitated by an SFU counsellor
https://www.sfu.ca/students/health/programs/Mindful-Medicine-WOC.html

Health & Counselling Services Black Student Support and Healing Space
Four-week therapy group facilitated by a BIPOC counsellor
https://www.sfu.ca/students/health/programs/healingspace.html 

My Student Support Program (My SSP)
Free, confidential counselling services in multiple languages for SFU and FIC students
BIPOC counsellors available by request
https://www.sfu.ca/students/health/resources/my-ssp.html

Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) Elders Program
Virtual sessions with ISC Elders for self-identified Indigenous SFU students
https://www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/elders.html

Community Support Services in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Archway Community Services
Various programs and services in multiple languages
https://archway.ca/

Atira Women’s Resource Society
Counselling and support groups
Over 66% of Atira staff are Indigenous women and Women of Colour
https://atira.bc.ca/

Battered Women’s Support Services
Counselling and support programs for Indigenous, Black, and Latin American women
https://www.bwss.org/

DIVERSEcity Stopping the Violence Counselling and Multicultural Outreach Program
Counselling and support for immigrant and refugee women in multiple languages
https://www.dcrs.ca/our-services/counselling-services/stopping-the-violence-counselling/

First Nations Health Authority
Funding for counselling services for Indigenous people
https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
Counselling and support services, including a medical clinic, for Indigenous people
https://frafca.org/default.htm

Healing in Colour
Directory of BIPOC therapists in Canada and other resources
https://www.healingincolour.com/

MOSAIC
Counselling and support services for immigrants, refugees, and multicultural populations in Vancouver and BC
Services available in various languages
https://www.mosaicbc.org/services/counselling/

Moving Forward Family Services
Lower-cost counselling services in multiple languages
http://mffs.ca/

Options BC Threshold Multicultural Outreach
One-to-one support for women who have experienced abuse or sexual violence
https://www.options.bc.ca/program/threshold-multicultural-outreach

Surrey Women’s Centre
Crisis supports including crisis line and Punjabi crisis line
Victim Support Services in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, French.
Counselling services in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Indigenous counsellors
https://surreywomenscentre.ca/

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
Indigenous counselling and support groups
https://www.wavaw.ca/indigenous-counselling/

VictimLink BC
Multilingual services for people who have experienced sexual violence
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/victimlinkbc