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Agency Contact Description of Services
988 CAMH Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7
Text: 988
Call 988
CAMH’s new role in leading the development of 988 service delivery in Canada builds on their experience delivering Talk Suicide Canada, previously known as the Canada Suicide Prevention Service. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been selected as the organization to lead the coordination of service delivery for the national three-digit number.

In the face of increased demand for crisis services, 9-8-8 provides:

  • A number that’s easy to remember in a crisis situation.
  • Support in English and in French, by phone and text.
  • Quick access to support from trained responders, available 24/7/365.
  • High quality, evidence-based, equitable suicide prevention and crisis support for everyone in Canada.
For more information about 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline, visit
More information is also available at 9-8-8 | CAMH and 9-8-8 number for mental health and suicide prevention | CRTC
Kids Help Phone

1 800 668-6868 (English, French & Arabic)
Free Text #: “68686”; Live chat 7-midnight; Messenger access-facebook & instagram
Kids Help Phone’s non-judgmental, inclusive services are available to young people across Canada. This means we’re here for all kids, teens and young adults from coast to coast to coast.
Black Youth Help Phone

416 285-9944 Toll free:1 833 294 8650
Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service. Positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
LGBTQ Youthline

1 800 268-9688
LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:
-Providing anonymous peer support and referrals;
-Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
-Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.
Indigenous: Hope for Wellness Help Chat

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or chat box to connect with a counsellor on -line
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Experienced and culturally competent Helpline counsellors can help if you: want to talk, are distressed, have strong emotional reactions, are triggered by painful memories.
Trans Lifeline

Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline works to end Transgender suicide and improve the overall mental health of Transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service. Empowering Trans people to help one another, and to shape our collective efforts by drawing upon our wealth of individual experiences.
Naseeha: Muslim Mental Health Help Phone

1 (866) 627-3342
Provide 7 days a week we answer calls from around the world from Muslim and non-muslims.
-Naseeha Mental Health has been a great bridge for individuals who are going through life’s challenges.
-We provide a safe zone for youths and individuals to talk and get the help they need. We provide workshops to youth across North America, web therapy sessions, and offer texting mental health support 7 days a week.
What’s up

Call Mental Health T.O. at 1-866-585-6486
What’s Up’ walk in counselling sessions are available by phone & video for children, youth, & young adults up to age 29 & families with infants. Youth Mental Health

416-425-2494 is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. Through do something, jack talks, Jack chapters and Jack Summits, young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities.
Distress Centers of Greater Toronto

Toronto: 416-408-4347
Peel: 905-459-7777
Provides telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and their most vulnerable. Highly-trained volunteer responders (with the support of professional staff) connect with callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

1866 924-5454
Text Good2talkon 686868
Provide Anonymous & Confidential helpline for post-secondary students
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000  
Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1-866-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233)
Health TO Flyer April2020.pdf  
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto  
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211 Community supports such as food banks, housing and more.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Family Navigation Project Provides expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth and their families, who are living in the Greater Toronto Area.