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Community Resources

Provided here are a variety of community resources to mental health support, crisis help line, and legal support in Ontario and in British Columbia. This is a non-exhaustive list.



Canada Suicide Prevention Service

1-833-456-4566 or 

Offers 24/7/365 bilingual support to people in Canada who have concerns about suicide. Phone line available 24/7.

Hope for Wellness Help Line


Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling are available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. 

Talk4healing (for Indigenous women)


24/7 confidential helpline for Indigenous women.

Psychology Today

Website that shows counsellors in your area. Fees may be covered through work benefits depending on the benefit package.

CASA- Justice for Children and Youth

Provides outreach, legal representation, and trusted intermediary supports for undocumented youth to ensure access to knowledge, resources, and legal supports. 



1-866-531-2600 or  

Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7. 

Distress and Crisis Ontario

1-416-408-4357 (HELP) or

At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website also offers a chat function. 

Ontario 211 helpline

Tel: 211, toll-free: 1-877-330-3213, toll-free TTY: 1-888-340-1001

The Ontario 211 phone line is free and is answered 24 hours a day all year round. You can talk to people in more than 150 languages.  

Victim Support Line

Website that shows counsellors in your area. Fees may be covered through work benefits depending on the benefit package.

Assaulted Women's Helpline

Ontario- Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511, Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)- Toronto: 416-863-0511, TTY: 416-364-8762, #SAFE (#7233) Get 24/7 crisis counselling and referrals to shelters, legal advice and other help. 

Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point

1-416-408-4357 (HELP) or

A centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing. 

Health Network for Uninsured Clients (HNUC)

Provides resources and access to healthcare services regardless of one's insurance or immigration status.

British Columbia

KUU-US Aboriginal Crisis Line

Toll Free (24/7): 1-800-588-8717

An Indigenous BC wide crisis line offering safety monitoring for Indigenous people at risk, including local housing supports and urgent need items.

Interior Crisis Line Network

Toll Free (24/7): 1-888-353-CARE (2273)

Provides services in crisis de-escalation, skilled assessment, and collaborative safety planning. Has satellite sites in partnership with community-based partner agencies including CMHA and Trail FAIR society.

Northern BC Crisis Centre

Toll Free (24/7): 1-888-562-1214

Crisis Line (24/7): (250) 563-1214 

Crisis prevention, intervention, and information centre for adults and youth.

VictimLink BC

Toll Free (24/7): 1-800-563-0808  

Provides services to victims of crime and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. 

Online Chat Services for Adults (Noon to 1am) 

Other Helplines

Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 (available 24/7)

Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (available 24/7)

Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311 (available 24/7)

Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311 (available 24/7) 

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