The UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) proudly stands in support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

The UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH) proudly stands in support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

June 7th, 2024

The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health is deeply committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all, especially our 2SLGBTQIA+, trans, two spirit, gender diverse, and non-binary community members. We believe that everyone deserves a space where they can be their authentic selves without fear of judgment or discrimination.

At the CEIH, we work tirelessly to foster a culture of respect and acceptance. This means actively promoting policies and practices that ensure everyone feels safe, included, and valued. Our dedication to inclusivity goes beyond mere words; it is reflected in our everyday actions, programs, and support services designed to address the unique needs of our diverse community.

To our 2SLGBTQ+ community, we want you to know that you are not only welcomed but celebrated as an integral part of our community. Your presence enriches our environment, bringing diverse perspectives and experiences that strengthen us all. We recognize the challenges you may face and are here to support you every step of the way.

You are valued, you are important, and we stand behind you with unwavering support. Together, we can create a community where everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, can thrive and feel a true sense of belonging.

Support and Resources

Resources for Indigenous students

Crisis Line
24 hour distress line: the KU-USS First Nations and Aboriginal Crisis Line is available: 1-800-588-8717

UBC Long House
Open from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Students may visit the UBC Longhouse or Indigenous Collegium for support. Directions >

Counseling support resource page on the UBC Learning Circle
Looking for more support? Visit our extensive list of support options. Here >

General Student support and Resources

In an emergency situation or to report an incident of hate, please contact 911. Other non-emergency incidents, please contact UBC Campus Security: 604.822.2222

UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP),


a 24/7 wellness resource for UBC students: UBC Vancouver (1-833-590-1328)

Human rights team 


at the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

Student Health Services at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan;

Employees can access counselling support through the Employee & Family Assistance Program (1-866-424-0770).

Download the UBC Safe App for UBC Vancouver and/or UBC Okanagan.

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