Resources for Indigenous People

Phyllis Webstad’s Orange Shirt

A website dedicated to Orange Shirt Day provides information about the annual event and the meaning behind it. On the site, you can access educational info about Orange Shirt Day and how it began, as well as what events are taking place across the country this year. More information here.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) works with Indigenous peoples across Canada and the United States to advocate for and build culturally safe sexuality and reproductive health initiatives in their own communities. You can find toolkits and other resources on their website.

Indigenous Mental Health Resource List by the Firelight Group

The Firelight Group is an indigenous-run consulting group that has compiled a list mental health support resources that are specifically for Canadian Indigenous populations. They list website links as well as a brief description of services and location. Find more  information in their website.

BC Aboriginal Child Care society

This organization is committed to ensure every child in the Indigenous community has access and availability to culturally enriching and high quality early childhood development services. Find more information here.

National Collaborating Center for Aboriginal Health

The NCCIH’s main objective is to renew the public health system in Canada to be more inclusive and respectful to the Indigenous communities. You can access their publications, resource links and other educational materials for free on their website.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

With over 20 years of offering services to residential school survivors, the Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSS) is determined to provide physical, emotional, spiritual growth and healing through culturally-based values and principles for families and communities. Their services include counselling, health support and cultural support. More information here.

BC’s Guide to Indigenous Organizations and Services

The government of BC maintains an excel spreadsheet of Indigenous organizations and services in BC. The listing includes community, family and housing resources.

Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC)

SNIWWOC is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of women with food, art, and education. We address barriers that limit access to healthcare and full reproductive choice. SNIWWOC operates from a holistic and integrative service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of women who identify as black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC). Find more information in their website.


The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations. The NCTR was created as part of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC was charged to listen to Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the sacred heart of the NCTR. Learn more here.

Indigenous MD Admissions Workshop

For the last 18 years, the University of Northern British Columbia has been putting on a workshop to support Indigenous people in navigating the application process for the medical program. This years workshop will run on July 28-30th, and the application deadline is July 16th, 2021. The application process includes submitting an essay, proof of ancestry, and a report card or transcript. Learn more here.

Tsartlip First Nation Community Resources

The Tsartlip First Nation is located on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Their website provides resource information for housing, health, finance, and youth. You can find more information about services and resources offered on their website.

The Art of Reconciliation is a 2-month program that takes place on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən People (Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the WSÁNEĆ First Nations.