Health resources & Policies

Student support

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.

Medical emergency

Dial 911

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:

  • Involved in a major accident.
  • At risk of seriously harming themselves or others.
  • You can also access crisis intervention and suicide prevention services.
  • Trouble breathing, or catching your breath.
  • Severe abdominal or chest pain/pressure.
  • Weakness or tingling on one side of your body.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Heavy bleeding.

911 is available in over 140 languages.

Other emergencies & Immediate help

Health information

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 care

Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC). For non-life-threatening emergencies such as sprains, strains, fevers, minor burns, and infections, visit a UPCC.

Mental health support

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.

Suicide prevention

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.

Substance abuse

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

Crisis centre chat Available from noon to 1am.

Youth crisis chat

Youth chat: Available from noon to 1am.

Crime victim

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 It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

Rape relief

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.

Additional resources


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.


We provide quality education at an affordable price for domestic and international students.

Real-world experience

The classes tackle real-world applications and challenges to prepare students for the job market.

Small classes

Our classes have between 8 to 15 students, ensuring a personalized experience and total attention from instructors.

Convenient location

CIRA College is conveniently located near Skytrain and buses stations.