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Suicide & Crisis Lines

Talk Suicide Canada 
1 (833) 456 4566
If you’re having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about someone else, Talk Suicide is here to listen. Connect to a crisis responder for help in English or French without judgment. Call 1-833-456-4566 toll-free, any time – or text 45645 from 4 p.m. to midnight ET.

Kids Help Phone 
1 (800) 668 6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Our service is completely anonymous and confidential.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness
1 (855) 242 3310
24/7 Help Line for those who are thinking about committing suicide.

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
1 (866) 925 4419
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Lin.

Trans LifeLine 
1 (877) 330 6366
non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Ontario Mental Healthline 
1 (866) 531 2600
The Mental Health Helpine provides free information about mental health services in Ontario.

Toronto Distress Centres 
416-408-HELP (4357)
Our 408-HELP line has 550+ highly trained Distress Centres’ volunteers that provide telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with the support of professional staff.Many of our callers are individuals experiencing emotional distress, marginalization, social isolation and those who may require crisis intervention and suicide/family violence intervention services.

Gerstein Crisis Centre 
(02) 6311 1
If you have concerns about yourself or a relative, you can contact the Orange Community Mental Health Team.

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Alcohol & Substance Abuse

(888) 425 2666
Provides phone and counseling services for both teens and adults which are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse.

Boys Town National Hotline
1 (800) 448 3000
Crisis, resource and referral line staffed by counselors to provide information about a variety of issues, including alcohol abuse.

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
1 (866) 925 4419
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Lin.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) 
1 (833) 456 4566
The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support using the technology of their choice (phone, text or chat), in French or English.

Covenant House Teen Hotline (NineLine)
1 (800) 999-9999
General hotline for adolescents, teens and their families. Assistance is offered for alcohol related or any other kind of problem. Additionally, Covenant House pays particular attention to runaway and homeless kids.

Crisis Call Centre 
(800) 273 8255 
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 
The Drug and Alcohol Helpine provides free information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. 24 hour helpline provided.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
1 (800) NCA-CALL (622-2255)
NCADD’s HOPE LINE places those struggling with alcohol and other substance abuse issues in touch with helpful local resources.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
1 (800) 662-HELP (4357)
National agency dedicated to prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Their helpline provides 24 hour assistance.

The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center 
(800) 784 6776
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 
1 (866) 863 0511
Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counseling, informational and emotional support to women. (Toronto, ON)

Battered Women’s Support Service 
(604) 687 1867
Provides education, advocacy and support services to assist women. (Vancouver, BC)

BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors 
1 (866) 437 1940
Helpline providing emotional and legal information and referral for seniors experiencing abuse. (Vancouver, BC)

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter 
1 (866) 606 7233
Offers support to individuals and families fleeing family violence and abuse. The 24-hour helpline provides support, information and access to programs at the shelter. (Calgary, AB)

Camrose Women’s Shelter Society 
1 (877) 672 1010
Women’s shelter proving safe environments for women and children needing protection from family violence. 24 hour crisis line for additional assistance. (Camrose, AB)

Domestic Violence Hotline (Quebec) 
1 (800) 363-9010
Provides anonymous and confidential domestic violence services via telephone or email. (Montreal, QC)

Domestic Violence Helpline (Victim Link) 
(604) 875-0885
Helpline designed to provide information and support to those experiencing domestic violence.

Edmonton Women’s Shelter Ltd. 
(780) 479 0058
A non-profit agency with three shelters for women with or without children leaving domestic violence situations. A 24 hour support and information line is provided. (Edmonton, AB)

1 (877) 336 2433
Provincial helpline for francophone women in Ontario dealing with violence.

Family Violence Info Line
(780) 310 1818
24/7 helpline in over 170 languages to provide support and advice for people experiencing family violence.

La Ronge 24-Hour Crisis Line
(306) 425 4090
General crisis line for men and women in crisis in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. (La Ronge, SK)

Moose Jaw Domestic Violence Crisis Line 
(306) 693 6511
Moose Jaw offers a transition house for women and children affected by family violence and abuse. The crisis line offers 24-hour emotional, informational and referral support to women. (Moose Jaw, SK)

Prince Albert Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention
(306) 764 1011
General crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence. (Prince Albert, SK)

St. Paul’s Crisis Center 
(02) 6311 1
If you have concerns about yourself or a relative, you can contact the Orange Community Mental Health Team.

Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter
1 (866) 523 2929
Provides range of services for women and children experiencing abuse and assault including a 24-hour crisis line.(Edmonton, AB)

Surrey Women’s Center 
(604) 583-1295
Offer a range of crisis services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of family violence. 24/7 helpline services provided. (Surrey, BC)

Talk for Healing
Talk4Healing is a helpline available to all Aboriginal women living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, throughout Northern Ontario.

Toll-Free Province Wide Domestic Abuse Crisis Line (24 hours)
1 (877) 977 0007
General crisis line for people experiencing domestic violence and abuse in the province of Manitoba.

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre 
(416) 597 8808
We understand that sometime it takes years for survivors to talk about their experiences of both childhood and adult sexual assault.One of your option is to meet with one of our peer support counsellor to talk about whatever makes sense to you.

1 (877) 392 7583 
Works to end violence against women through various support programs and services including an emotional and informational support 24-hour crisis line.

Yorkton Domestic Violence Crisis Line
1 (888) 783 3111
General crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence in Yorkton. (Yorkton, SK)

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Manitoba 
(866) 947 1517 ext. 137
Eating Disorder Support line for residents in Manitoba.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders 
(630) 577 1330
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Eating Disorders Association 
(800) 931 2237
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Eating Disorders Information Centre 
1 (866) 633-4220
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation.

Overeaters Abuse Hotline
1 (800) 888 4680
National helpline for over-eating disorderof.

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Gay & Lesbian (GLBTQ)

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 
24/7/ helpline for the youth who are coming out or experiencing

LGBT National Help Center 
1 (888) 843 4564
LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

LGBT National Youth Talkline 
1 (800) 246 PRIDE (7743)
We speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, gender identity, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!

PFLAG - Toronto 
(416) 406 6378
Toronto Pflag promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning persons, their families and friends through Support, to cope with an adverse society, and Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public in order to end discrimination and secure equal rights.

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline 
1 (888) 234 SAGE (7243)
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the world’s largest organization devoted to improving the lives of LGBT older people.

Trans Lifeline Canada 
(877) 330 6366
Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. Provides 24/7 hotline

Sexual Health / Pregnancy

CAPPS Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services 
1 (866) 845 2151
As CAPSS partners with local centres, we provide leadership development, operational standards, staff and volunteer training, and ongoing encouragement and support.

Emergency Contraception Hotline
888 NOT 2 LATE (668 2 5283)
Emergency Contraception Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Exercise and Pregnancy Helpline
1 (866) 937-7678
The Exercise & Pregnancy Helpline is a free service offering information to any pregnant or pre-pregnant woman who has questions related to exercise during pregnancy. This includes athletes, active women and those who want to begin an exercise routine during pregnancy. It is serviced by Sport CARE physicians, physiotherapists and athletic therapists and affiliated with Mother risk at the Hospital for Sick Children.

La Leche League Canada 
1 (800) 665 4324
La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. They run local information and support groups in many communities throughout Canada.

1 (877) 439 2744
This program and website, run through Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, is an excellent resource for information on what is safe when you are pregnant and breastfeeding.

Specific Disorders / Other

Alzheimer Society of Canada (Alzheimer and Dementia Helpline) 
1 (800) 616 8816 
Dementia is a general term that refers to a variety of brain disorders. Physical changes in the brain cause dementia. Our helpline helps you understand the impact on the brain, and how to keep your brain healthy or care for elders suffering the same.

Centre d’Écoute Le Havre 
(514) 982 0333
Drop-in centre for talking to someone in complete confidentiality [F] Montreal

Face a Face 
1 (888) 843 4564
Free 8-week counselling, drop-in support groups, listening, assistance [E/F] Montreal

Gai Écoute
1 (888) 505 1010
Info, listening, referrals, support re: sexual orientation by phone and web-chat [E/F] QC

Listening service, support, and referrals for caregivers of elderly people [E/mostly F]

Ligne Parents 
1 (800) 361-5085
24/7 phone counseling & support for parents of children & teens [E/F] QC

Ontario Mental Health Helpline
1 (866) 531 2600
Information about mental health services in Ontario, referrals 24/7 [E/F] ON

The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (OPGH) 
The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline provides information about problem gambling services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.Our service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.

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