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Crisis Support and Helplines

If you're in immediate danger or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

Find a comprehensive list of national and community-specific helplines for immediate mental and emotional support below. Whether you're facing a personal crisis or concerned about someone else, these resources offer confidential assistance 24/7.

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Mental and Emotional Support


Talk Suicide Canada

  • Phone: 1 (833) 456 4566

  • Website: Crisis Services Canada

  • Description: For anyone grappling with suicidal thoughts or worried about someone else, this line offers 24/7 support in both English and French.


Kids Help Phone

  • Phone: 1 (800) 668 6868

  • Website: Kids Help Phone

  • Description: This is a safe space for young people to seek confidential advice and support 24/7, in both English and French.

Community-Specific Support

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness

  • Phone: 1 (855) 242 3310

  • Website: Hope for Wellness

  • Description: This helpline offers emotional support 24/7, focusing on the unique needs of First Nations and Inuit communities.

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

  • Phone: 1 (866) 925 4419

  • Website: IRSSS

  • Description: This line provides emotional and crisis referral services for former Residential School students.

Trans LifeLine

  • Phone: 1 (877) 330 6366

  • Website: Trans LifeLine

  • Description: This is a dedicated line for transgender individuals, staffed by transgender people, offering emotional support.

Additional Support Lines

Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line

  • Phone: 1-800-268-7708

  • Website: Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Description: This line offers immediate mental health counseling and crisis intervention for veterans and their families.

LGBT YouthLine

  • Phone: 1-800-268-9688

  • Website: YouthLine

  • Description: This line offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support for LGBT youth in Ontario.

Elder Abuse Helpline

  • Phone: 1-866-299-1011

  • Website: CNPEA

  • Description: This helpline provides confidential support and resources for victims of elder abuse.

Sexual Assault Support

  • Phone: 1-866-863-0511

  • Website: AWHL

  • Description: This helpline offers confidential support for individuals who have experienced sexual assault.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, but it includes some of the most prominent national and Quebec-specific crisis support numbers.

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