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Crisis Services Canada - Local Resources and Support


Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)

Phone lines are available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29, who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.

or text CONNECT to 686868

While the phone lines are only open to young Canadians, all Canadians, regardless of age are welcome to use their text-based services.

Download the Always There app for additional support or access the Kids Help Phone website.

For local community resources: https://kidshelpphone.ca/resources-around-me/


Hope for Wellness Help Line - Indiginous Crisis Line

Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat.

Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed.

Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.


Canada Suicide Prevention Service

24/7 phone service 1-833-456-4566 or text between 4pm and midnight to 45645.


LGBTQ+ Youthline

Peer support for LGBTQ+ youth in Canada. 1-800-268-9688 or text to 647-694-4275. There is a live chat available on their website.


Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society

A newly developed crisis intervention line in the wake of the grave recoveries for Residential School Survivors. Available 24/7 1-800-721-0066


TransLife Line

A peer to peer helpline for the trans community 1-877-565-8860


Wellness Together Canada

Through Wellness Together Canada, individuals of all ages in Canada or Canadians abroad can access supports ranging from self-assessment and peer support, to free and confidential sessions with social workers, psychologists and other professionals.

Supports are provided online in both official languages as well as by phone and text for those without internet access. Phone-counselling sessions are available in 200 languages and dialects, through instantaneous interpretation.

Connect to Wellness Together Canada, by visiting Wellness Together Canada or text the word WELLNESS to the following numbers for immediate assistance:

  • 686868 for youth

  • 741741 for adults

  • Front Line Workers, text the word FRONTLINE to 741741

Call 1-866-585-0445 (Adults) or 1-888-668-6810 (Youth)