At CIRA College, we support our students in every step of their journey to professional success. We provide a positive and healthy educational space for our students and work to create an environment where they feel safe and heard.
The transition from high school to post-secondary brings with it many physical, emotional and social changes. The biggest challenge you will face is leaving home and living on your own. College life is an exciting time of new opportunities, but it can also be stressful. To help you make a smooth adjustment to college, we have gathered some information for you.
911 is the emergency number in Canada. For critical or life-threatening conditions, call 911 or go immediately to your nearest hospital emergency department if you or someone requires immediate medical attention for illness, injury or overdose, such as:
911 is available in over 140 languages.
811 is a free of charge health information and advice line operated by HealthLink BC. When you call 811, you are connected to a health service navigator that can help you find health information and services.
Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC). For non-life-threatening emergencies such as sprains, strains, fevers, minor burns, and infections, visit a UPCC.
310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed). This is a provincial line available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and it is tool-free anywhere in BC. It provides emotional support, information and resources regarding mental health in BC.
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be. This service is also available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and in 140 languages.
Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS). ADIRS provides free, confidential information to people in need of support with any kind of substance use issue. you can call 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in BC) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.
Crisis centre chat https://crisiscentrechat.ca/. Available from noon to 1am.
Youth chat: https://youthinbc.com/. Available from noon to 1am.
Victim Link BC 1-800-563-0808. This is a tool-free confidential service available 24 hours, 7 days a week in up to 150 languages. You can either call 1-800-563-0808 email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
Vancouver Rape Relief 604-872-8212. They offer their services to all women who have experienced male violence, including wife battering, incest, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and prostitution.
Canada International Royal Arts (CIRA) College is a Graphic Design School located in the heart of Vancouver. It is designated by the Ministry of Advanced Education. CIRA aims to provide high-quality programs and services that will contribute to the student’s academic and career-driven success.