In recognition of the Alberni residential school students who passed away, we will also be flying the Orange flag to support survivors and their families.
We are grateful to the Tseshaht Nation for sharing their research and culture so that survivors’ stories will not be forgotten. We encourage you to learn more about the findings, the history of the residential school, the research methodology, and the cultural approach now available via the Tseshaht First Nation Facebook page.
We encourage you to reach out and access the following ongoing supports, as needed:
Ongoing Employee Supports
Employees also have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program, available through the myNIC Health and Wellness page online or by calling 1-800-663-1142.
Ongoing Student Supports
The following support services are available for all students, any time you need support:
Students also have access to health benefits supports through greenshield.ca, available through the North Island Student’s Union.
Along with NIC Services, there are dedicated community resources available to help:
- The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24/7. It is toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com.
- The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.
- A national 24-hour Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected: 1-866-925-4419.