National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
KelownaPentictonVernonSalmon ArmRevelstoke Centre
Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon campuses are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People, our Salmon Arm campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc, and our Revelstoke centre is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, Sinixt and Syilx Okanagan Peoples.
The community is welcome to explore supports, resources and information regarding Okanagan College’s commitment to reconciliation, and working with and learning from Indigenous communities.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation can be an emotional time for many in our region, and the following services are available to support survivors and anyone impacted:
- A national crisis line is available, offering emotional and crisis referral services for Indian Residential School System survivors and those affected. The 24-hour national crisis line can be contacted at 1-866-925-4419.
- Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a crisis line providing culturally relevant support for Indigenous, Metis and Inuit peoples. The crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia: 1-800-588-8717 (toll free). Alternatively, you can call directly into the Youth Line at 250-723-2040 or the Adult Line at 250-723-4050, or online: https://www.kuu-uscrisisline.com/.
- The First Nations Health Authority also has a Mental Health Benefit.
For the OC community: