Resources and Community Support List

 

Immediate Distress Supports
The Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.
UBC’s Student Assistance Program

In North America: 1-833-590-1328

 

Outside of North America:

1-604 757-9734

 

Live Chat w/ student code and password: UBCO (for Okanagan students) or UBCV (for Point Grey students)

anytime Confidential, multilingual counseling (immediate distress and long-term counselling) for UBC students attending the Okanagan and Point Grey, Vancouver campuses
Chimo Crisis Line & Live Chat

1-604-279-7070

 

Live Chat

Telephone:: 8am –

Midnight PT

 

Live chat: 4-10 pm PT, Thur-Sat

Crisis support in Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Japanese and Korean
KUU-US Aboriginal Crisis Line

1-800-588-8717

 

anytime Crisis support to Indigenous-identified folks anywhere in BC
Kelowna Community Resource  Crisis Line 1-888-353-2273 anytime Crisis support and caring conversation for residents in the Kelowna area
Crisis Centre BC

1-800-784-2433

 

Live Chat

Telephone: anytime

 

Live chat:

Noon-1am PT

Crisis support in 140+ languages to anyone in crisis in BC
OCCA Communities Association Helpline 1-778-484-6222 8am-8pm PT Multilingual crisis support for immigrant community members in the Kelowna area
SUCCESS Chinese Helpline

Cantonese: 1-604-270-8233

 

Mandarin:

1-604-270-8222

10am –

10pm PT

Crisis support for Chinese Canadians
Beendigen Crisis & Talk4Healing Lines

Crisis: 1-888-200-9997

Talk4Healing: 1-855-554-HEAL

anytime Crisis support and talk healing from Fort William First Nation, Ontario, available to anyone who may reach them
Access & Assessment Centre

Call:

1-604-675-3700

 

Visit: 803 West 12th Avenue

7:30am –

11:00pm PT

Short-term treatment for mental health challenges on-site, by telephone or by mobile response for Vancouver residents
WAVAW 24-hour Crisis and Information Line 1-604-255-6344 anytime Emotional support for cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people
VictimLinkBC

Call or text: 1-800-563-0808

 

 

anytime Crisis support in 150 languages, including many North American Indigenous languages
Crisis Services Canada

Call: 1-833-456-4566

 

Text: 45645

Telephone: Anytime

 

Text: 4pm-midnight PT

Crisis support to anyone anywhere in Canada
Here2Talk

Call:

1-877-857-3397 (Canada Wide)

 

 

+1-604-642-5212 (Outside of Canada, long distance fees may apply)

 

 

 

anytime Connects students with mental health support.  Open to all students registered in B.C. post-secondary institution avai
Elimin8hate

File report online

https://www.elimin8hate.org/fileareport

anytime An anonymous and safe reporting (not through the police) environment for people of Asian ancestry experiencing racial attacks.
UBC’s Orange Folder for Assisting Staff and Faculty in Distress Web resource and printable PDF guide anytime A guide to familiarize yourself with commons signs of distress, and the steps you can take to seek out, or offer assistance.
UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program 1.800.387.4765 or workhealthlife.com 24/7 A confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides staff, faculty and their families with the help needed to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues.
Community Resources
Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network

1-416-906-3098

 

cswbutterfly

@gmail.com

n/a Support and advocacy for Asian and migrant sex workers
Asian Mental Health Collective

Crisis Text Line

 

Text TALK to 686868 for English

 

Text TEXTO to 686868 for French

Building a community for Asian mental health support.

 

Access to Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory.

Mobile Access Project 1-604-720-5686

Day: 1pm-6pm PT

 

Night: 11pm-5am PT

The MAP van goes to any location in Vancouver to support women who provide sex work on the street. Services provided include snacks, hot and cold beverages, harm reduction supplies, referrals and support, clothing, bad date reporting and basic first aid supplies.
Kelowna Community Resources

1-250-763-8008

 

ac.rck@ofni

n/a Resources and referrals
Bad Date Coalition

Report online

 

Report on voicemail: 1-416-765-6009

anytime Sex worker reporting service for bad dates

OCCA Communities Association,

Kelowna

1-778-484-6222

 

info@occabc.ca

 n/a Resources and referrals for immigrant community members
Kelowna Buddhist Temple

kelbudt@gmail.com (preferred)

 

1-250-763-3827

 n/a Hosting virtual community events & providing support. Information on events is typically posted on the sign outside the Temple.
Red Canary Song https://www.redcanarysong.net/ Began organizing in a fight for justice and police accountability after the death of flushing massage worker, Yang Sing who was killed during a police raid in 2017
Sher Vancouver info@shervancouver.com n/a Peer and other supports for South-Asian members of the LGBTQ+ community
SWAN www.swanvancouver.ca One of only two organizations in  Canada providing culturally-specialized supports and advocacy to im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work.
Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination For further information on discrimination, see the BC Human Rights Tribunal n/a Created by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and cited positively by the BC Human Rights Tribunal
UBC-affiliated Supports (Okanagan Campus)
Asian Students Association

1-250-807-8842

 

ubcoasa@gmail.com

 n/a Monthly events for Asian-identified students at UBC-O
Student Assistance Program

In North America: 1-833-590-1328

 

Outside of North America:

1-604 757-9734

 

Live Chat (student code and password are both: UBCO)

anytime Confidential, multilingual counseling (immediate distress and long-term counselling) for UBC Okanagan students
Student Health and Wellness

1-250-807-9270

 

healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca.

n/a UBCO students can book an appointment with a counsellor
AMS’ Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

1-604-827-5180

 

SASC@AMS.UBC.CA

8am-10pm PT, Mon-Fri Counselling, advocacy and other supports related to sexualized violence for UBC students
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

1-250-807-9640

 

svpro.okanagan@ubc.ca

 n/a Counselling and other supports related to sexualized violence for UBC Okanagan students, staff and faculty
UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program 1.800.387.4765 or workhealthlife.com 24/7 A confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides staff, faculty and their families with the help needed to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues.
UBC Extended Health Plan: Counselling services hr.ubc.ca/benefits/benefit-plan-details/extended-health-benefits 100% reimbursement up to $2,500 for reasonable and customary fees, no doctor’s referral required Coverage and reimbursement for services by registered clinical counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and registered social workers.
UBC-affiliated Supports (Point Grey, Vancouver Campus)
Asian Canadian Community Engagement Initiative (ACCE) acam.program@ubc.ca  n/a The primary purpose of the ACCE Initiative is to provide the University community with a hub of subject matter experts, as a central resource to support UBC’s sustained and mutually enriching engagement with Asian Canadian communities.  To do this, ACCE  strives to raise the University’s awareness and understanding of the significant opportunities presented by UBC’s effective engagement with Asian Canadian communities.
AMS’ Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)

1-604-827-5180

 

SASC@AMS.UBC.CA

8am-10pm PT, Mon-Fri Counselling, advocacy and other supports related to sexualized violence for UBC students
Wellness Centre

Virtual Peer Support

 

 

 

Peer Support: 11am-3pm PT, Mon-Thurs

 

Virtual peer support for UBC Vancouver students.
Student Assistance Program

In North America: 1-833-590-1328

 

Outside of North America:

1-604 757-9734

 

Live Chat (student code and password are both: UBCV)

anytime Confidential, multilingual counseling (immediate distress and long-term) for UBC Vancouver students
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)

1-604-822-1588

 

svpro.vancouver@ubc.ca.

n/a Counselling and other supports related to sexualized violence for UBC Vancouver students, staff and faculty
Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program 1-604-827-2261
acam.program@ubc.ca
n/a The program responds to community issues and concerns by engaging students in multidisciplinary and intercultural research. ACAM contributes to the building of a dynamic and sustainable Asian Canadian community initiative at UBC by emphasizing  collaborative linkages between researchers and providing mentoring and training for students to support the co-creation of knowledge with Asian Canadian community-based organizations.
UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program 1.800.387.4765 or workhealthlife.com 24/7 A confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides staff, faculty and their families with the help needed to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues.
UBC Extended Health Plan: Counselling services hr.ubc.ca/benefits/benefit-plan-details/extended-health-benefits 100% reimbursement up to $2,500 for reasonable and customary fees, no doctor’s referral required Coverage and reimbursement for services by registered clinical counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and registered social workers.

 

 

Allyship Resources
Ihollaback

A nonprofit working to end harassment — in all its forms.  They provide training to for bystanders, to deal with anti-Asian Racism https://www.ihollaback.org/harassmenttraining/