The Director of the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Office is available to all members of the Vancouver Island University community for consultation regarding issues related to equity, diversity and human rights.

The information requested below is helpful to our office when scheduling your appointment and it provides us with a brief understanding of your concerns. You will be given the opportunity to provide further details during your meeting.

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Counselling Services

The following free counselling services are available:


VIU counsellors offer professional and confidential support to currently registered VIU students for issues relating to personal, career, and learning concerns. Nanaimo telephone number: 250.740.6416.


The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential counselling and information service sponsored by VIU and is designed to help employees and their dependents with any personal problems that affect family life, work life or general well-being.

Telephone number: 1.800.663.1142.


24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1.888.494.3888