President Brown: Thinking of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Sask.
Dear students and colleagues,
My heart is with the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, as well as the students, faculty and staff among us who have ties to Saskatchewan, following the unspeakable actions that have left 10 dead and many injured in those communities.
It is right to be shocked by such news and right to feel upset. Many of us feel grief for these communities even though we may not have direct connection to them.
Please be kind and patient with one another. Reach out to each other and speak to your instructor or supervisor if you require any additional support or time away from your class or work commitments.
Please access the following supports if you need direct support at this time.
Supports at YukonU
Students: Contact the Connect2YukonU team to connect with a counsellor, an Elder or services for Indigenous students. Call or text 867 456 6996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees: Visit My Family Assistance Program on MyYukonU for more details or contact our two Employee Assistance Program providers directly at Nimco and Associates 867.668.3277 or 867.668.6059 / Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) 1-800-667-0993 fseap.bc.ca (Password: 2bwell).
Supports beyond YukonU
CMHA Yukon's Reach Out Support Line: 1-844-533-3030
Yukon Rapid Access Counselling supports (M-F 8:30am to 5pm): 1-866-456-3838 or 867-456-3838
CYFN Mental Health and Cultural Support Counselors: (867) 393-9200 ext. 9254
Hospice Yukon, 409 Jarvis St (M-F drop-in hrs 11am-3pm): 867-667-7429
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Crisis Services Canada (national, 24/7): 1-833-456-4566, or text 45645
President and Vice-Chancellor