Central Okanagan Public Schools’ Indigenous Education Program provides services to students of Indigenous ancestry to enhance their school experience.
Métis Nation BC represents the section 35 rights of over 24,000 Métis citizens who are registered with MNBC and advocates for the over 98,000 self-identified Métis in British Columbia.
Check out the MNBC TRADING POST for all things Métis from sashes, clothing, books and resources.
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Metis Crisis Line – 24/7 crisis support for Metis in BC.
1-833-638-4722 (1-833-METISBC) Crisis line workers assist with problem solving, establishing support services, developing safety plans, conducting suicide risk assessments, offering referrals and safety monitoring for at-risk individuals. These services are available for Metis people throughout the province of British Columbia.
Suicide Crisis Helplines – A safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If your safety is at risk call 9-1-1 right away.
9-8-8 – National Suicide Crisis Help Line – Canada wide 24/7 suicide crisis helpline. Accessible by text or phone. Provides access to 40 mental health service providers across Canada.
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) – Provides a confidential, 24-hour toll-free crisis line for people who are feeling suicidal, are concerned for someone who might be suicidal, or for emotional support. Crisis line workers can provide intervention through emergency mental health teams or other emergency services and may also refer callers to their local crisis centre for additional support and information. This line is B.C. wide.
Mental Health Support Line
Call 310-6789 (no area code). This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal, 24 hours a day. Crisis line workers are there to listen and support you as well as refer you to community resources. Chat online with a crisis responder. It’s available from noon to 1:00 am every day.
Hope for Wellness Help Line
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. The toll-free line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or you can use the chat box on their website. Phone: 1.855.242.3310 Languages: Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English, & French.
Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization that provides essential services to residential school survivors and families experiencing intergenerational trauma. 24 HR Crisis line 1-866-925-4419
ARC Programs mission is to provide excellent support, prevention, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitative services, for children, youth, individuals, and families in the communities of the Interior Region of BC.
Giving young people and their families a safe place to belong and opportunities for a great future.
YMCA of Okanagan
Promoting healthy lifestyles through a wide range of programs and services including child care and child minding.
Karis Support Society is a 37-bed facility that provides a continuum of services for women struggling with addiction and mental health challenges
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
The Bridge provides Recovery and Addiction Services, Early Years Services, Family Services and Youth Services, transforming lives and building community.
Virtual, phone, and in-person mental health and substance use services for young people 12-24 including housing, income assistance, and employment support.
Are you unemployed? Worried about your housing situation? Bills piling up? Time for a FreshStart. FreshStart will work with eligible participants to address barriers through life skills services and increase skills for success and job readiness through job search assistance, skills training (including short-term certificate training), employment experiences and financial supports. Contact Piers today for more information and eligibility criteria.
BC First Nations Justice Council
Culturally appropriate information, advice, support, and representation for Indigenous people. Indigenous Justice Council’s objectives are to keep Indigenous people safe by reducing incarceration, diverting Indigenous people to a healthy path away from justice involvement, make the justice system experience more Indigenous and making it easier for Indigenous people to navigate justice and obtain support.
MNBC Citizens, sign your children (ages 0-5) with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Your child will receive a book every month. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world. The Imagination Library books are specially-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality books that are delivered to registered children. You and your children must be registered as an MNBC Citizen to receive these books free of charge. Register your child online at https://www.mnbc.ca/…/programs…/imagination-library
Métis Nation British Columbia’s (MNBC) Ministry of Elders has confirmed additional funds for the Métis Elders & Seniors Assistance Program (MESAP) formerly known as the Elders Assistance Pilot Program (EAPP). The MESAP will aid lower income Métis Citizens Elders & Seniors purchase health related necessities not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). The funds can be used by Elder’s/Seniors for the purchase of items including hearing aids, dentures, walkers, glasses, and more.