It is a challenging and unprecedented time for all of us. Below is a list of on and off-campus resources available to help you. 

 

Accessibility Services
Access to academic accommodations and appropriate support services. Assistance with StudentAid BC special program funding for students with disabilities (e.g. assistive technology, tutoring funding).
Mon–Thu: 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Fri: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
accessibilityservices@langara.ca | 604.323.5509

Community Cupboard
Students in need are provided a week’s worth of non-perishable groceries.
Mon–Fri: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
langara.ca/community-cupboard

Counselling Services
Personal, educational, and career counselling and academic advising via video, phone, or in-person. Counselling groups, Student Success Workshops, & Course Planning Workshops. Designated counsellors for Indigenous Education and Services and Langara international students are also available.
Mon–Thu: 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Fri: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
counselling@langara.ca | 604.323.5221

Financial Aid
Assistance provided on Financial Aid, StudentAid BC, Bursaries, Student Work Assistance Program (SWAP), and Work on Campus (WOC).
langara.ca/finaid | 604.323.5376

Langara Global
International student services, including advising on cultural transitions, immigration, and the educational journey. Orientations, engagement activities, and relevant workshops. Mentorship and volunteer programs. Cultural events and celebrations.
Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
international@langara.ca | 604.323.5023

Health Services
Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions.Referrals, birth control counselling, pregnancy tests, mental health support and immunizations. Please call to book an appointment.
Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–12:00 pm & 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
healthservices@langara.ca | 604.323.5256

Indigenous Education & Services
The IES office provides Indigenous students with workshops and information sessions, academic and personal counselling, advocacy and liaison support, application support for bursaries and grants. Focused on creating cultural connections, and Indigenous knowledge revitalization and truth discussions, IES is a safe space for Indigenous students to learn more.
Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
indigenous@langara.ca | 604.323.5043

Langara Mental Health Ambassador Program
jagjeetgill@langara.ca

Langara Peer Wellness Program
Virtual and in-person peer wellness sessions available.
langara.ca/peer-wellness

Campus Security
Security Services is available 24 hours/day, every day, and can provide directions, assistance, first aid services, Safe Walk, and working alone supports.
General: 604.562.1011 (24/7)
Campus Emergency: 604.374.2373 (24/7)

Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
Educates students, staff, and faculty on Langara’s expectations for student behaviours and responsibilities. The office also responds to any violations of college policy on behalf of students including the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Integrity Policy, and Sexual Violence & Misconduct Policy.
studentconduct@langara.ca | 604.323.5867 or 604.323.5817

Langara Students' Union (LSU)
In-house immigration services to international students by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) for advice related to study permit extensions, work permits, and inquiries related to permanent residency.
Mon–Fri: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
www.langarasu.ca | 604.324.3881

Langara Students' Union Ombudsperson
Assist students around rights as a student and grievance procedures for concerns such as academic misconduct, concerns regarding instructors, credential issues, and grade appeals.
Mon–Fri: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
www.langarasu.ca | 604.324.3881

BC Health Info & Advice Line | 811

Emergency Services | 911

Access & Assessment Centre (VGH)
Acute mental health and addiction support including suicidality, psychiatric crisis, intakes, and referral.
604.675.3700

BC Crisis Line (24/7)
Confidential, non-judgemental, free emotional support.
1.800.SUICIDE | 1.800.784.2433
Live Chat: 12:00 pm–1:00 am | crisiscentrechat.ca

Empower Me
24-hour helpline for anyone in crisis. Confidential, multilingual, culturally sensitive, gender inclusive, and faith inclusive. Free counselling for students enrolled in LSU Health & Dental Plan.
24/7, 365 days a year
1.844.741.6389 (toll-free)

MOSAIC
Services and counselling to multicultural victims of all types of crime in Vancouver. Free and confidential. Stopping the Violence Counselling to women experiencing abuse – services available in Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and other languages.
Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm | by appointment only | 604.254.9626

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)
Offices in Vancouver and Surrey. Offers a range of services including language, housing, and settlement supports.
Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
pics.bc.ca/ | 604.596.7722 or 604.324.7733

Raven Song Community Health Centre
Health services for refugees, dietician, mental health services, addiction services, and youth services.
Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Sat–Sun: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
604.709.6400

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Offers a variety of programs for families, peer mentoring, food insecurity, counselling, and language support.
Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
604.324.6212 | southvan.org

VICTIMLINK BC (24/7)
Crisis support in 150 languages and information line for anyone who has experienced or is experiencing violence.
1.800.563.0808 (call or text)

WELLNESS TOGETHER (24/7)
Mental health and substance use support.
1.866.585.0445 | wellnesstogether.ca
Immediate crisis support: Text WELLNESS to 741741

Langara Community Cupboard
The Langara Community Cupboard provides one week’s worth of non-perishable food items per student per week. Students can access the Community Cupboard in B027 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am–2:00 pm. The Community Cupboard is not open on weekends, statutory holidays, or during campus closures. 

Local Food Banks

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank serves Vancouver, the North Shore, Burnaby, and New Westminster.

  • Beginning on April 1, existing and new members need to register for a membership.
  • Please bring government identification and proof of address.
  • Members may visit one Food Bank site per week. 
  • All sites are closed the week social assistance cheques are issued.
  • Dates, times, and locations are subject to change without notice so check the Greater Vancouver Food Bank website regularly.  
  • Members can also pick up an Annual Grocery Bag from the main office one (1) time every 12 months.

The following food banks are run by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:

Other Food Banks not part of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:

Quest Food Exchange Program
Access nutritious, affordable food in East Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. By referral only. Email Langara Financial Aid for Quest a referral | 604.602.0186

DIAL-A-LAW
Free legal information on the law in British Columbia in 190 areas including resolving disputes, rights & citizenship, and support & property.
1.800.565.5297 or 604.687.4680

Liv Rent
Rental community to improve tenant-landlord relationships, including verified listings, digital applications, and contracts.
604.593.3020 | liv.rent

Residential Tenancy Board
Information on rent freezes, guides to dispute resolution, tenancy agreements, and guidelines on rights and responsibilities.
604.660.1020

Tenant Resource & Advisory Group
Provides tenants free legal information and referrals services.
Mon–Tue & Thu–Fri: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm | Wed: 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
604.255.0546 or 1.800.665.1185
For additional resources please visit Langara Health Services resources page.

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Mental health and wellness counselling and mental health programs.
1.855.550.5454 Free counselling services (up to 20 sessions per 12 months) included in FNHA benefits.
For assistance with a referral email hnutley@langara.ca

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society Crisis Line (24/7)
1.800.721.0006

KUU-US Crisis Line (24/7)
Crisis response for Indigenous people in BC.
1.800.588.8717

LU'MA Medical Centre
Culturally safe primary health care accessible to Indigenous individuals and families.
604.558.8822

Metis Crisis Line BC (24/7)
Crisis intervention, relationship troubles, depression, anxiety, financial issues, bullying, and peer pressure support.
1.833.638.4722

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC
Drug and alcohol outpatient services, recovery counselling, and detox support.
604.628.1134

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
Delivers 20 programs, services and opportunities to support and empower Indigenous youth in Metro Vancouver.
604.254.7732

LGBT Youthline
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line provides service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer, and questioning youth.
1.800.268.9688 | Text: 647.694.4275 | Live Chat: www.youthline.ca

QMUNITY
Serves and supports LGBTQ2SAI+ people and their allies. Houses the Bute Street Clinic, which offers STI/HIV testing and counselling.
Mon–Fri: 10:00 am–6:00 pm | 604.684.5307

Rainbow Refugee
Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.
rainbowrefugee.com

Trans Lifeline (24/7)
Staffed by transgender people for transgender people, connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
1.877.330.6366

BC Mental Health Info & Support
310.6789

BC Alcohol & Drug Info Line
Confidential information and referral services to British Columbians in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs). | 1.800.663.1441

The Foundry
Health and wellness resources for people ages 12–24, including drop-in counselling, mental health services, and virtual counselling.
foundrybc.ca | Mon–Sun: 1:15 pm–7:15 pm | 1.833.308.6379

Here2Talk
Free, confidential counselling to post-secondary students in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Mandarin & other languages. No appointment necessary. Connect via app, phone, or web at Here2talk.ca 1.877.857.3397

The Mood Disorders Association of BC
Support, treatment, education, and hope for people living with a mood disorder.
604.873.0103

NASEEHA Mental Health Help
Mental health line for Muslims, including workshops, and web therapy.
7 days a week | 9:00 am–9:00 pm | 1.866 NASEEHA | 1.866.627.3342

Battered Women's Support Services (24/7)
One-to-one support, advocacy, counselling, information and referral, and a variety of support groups for women who have experienced relationship violence, regardless of their race, culture, physical ability, or sexual orientation.
604.687.1867 or 1.855.687.1868

BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Provides therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
Vancouver | Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm | 604.682.6482
Surrey | Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–5:00 pm | 778.222.6885

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) (24/7)
Immediate crisis assistance, counselling, and emotional support, information and referrals for cis and trans women, Two-spirit, trans and/or non-binary people who are survivors of sexual assault and sexualized violence.
604.255.6344 or 1.877.392.7583

Youth Against Violence Line (YAV) (24/7)
Referral service, province-wide, multilingual resource that provides confidential assistance to young people affected by youth violence or crime.
1.800.680.4264 | Text: 604.836.6381