Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines in Canada

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      • Suicide / Crisis
        • 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
        • 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 and Substance Abuse
        • Drug and Alcohol Helpline

          1-800-565-8603

          The Drug and Alcohol Helpine provides free information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario.

          24 hour helpline provided.
        • 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
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • 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
        • 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.
        • Al-Anon/Alateen

          (888) 425 2666

          Provides phone and counseling services for both teens and adults which are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse.
        • Crisis Call Centre

          (800) 273 8255 

          Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
        • The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center

          (800) 784 6776

          Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week



      • Gay & Lesbian National / LGBTQ
        • Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

          1-800-268-9688

          124/7/ helpline for the youth who are coming out or experiencing
        • 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
        • 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!
        • 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.
        • 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.
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      • Sexual Health / Pregnancy
        • 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 Motherisk 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.
        • MOTHERRISK

          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.
        • 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
      • Youth and Parenting
        • Parentline

          (778) 782 3548

          The Parent Helpline is a free telephone service to parents and others experiencing family life or parenting challenges. This nonjudgmental service provides a listening ear, support and guidance to parents and caregivers who are upset or troubled about a family issue, have parenting-related questions or just need someone to speak to.
        • APSGO Association of Parents Support Groups in Ontario

          1 (800) 488 5666

          APSGO is an organization of parents of disruptive youth.

          We have joined together to provide support and empower parents to deal with their situation.

          The organization provides weekly meetings, workshops and other resources to assist parents in acquiring the skills to help themselves and their children.
        • Manitoba Parent Zone

          1 (877) 945 4777

          The Manitoba Parent Line (formerly known as the Triple P Parent Line) connects callers to trained parent counsellors who provide confidential assistance, information & support for child development issues and many common parenting concerns (tantrums, bedtime problems etc.). The parent counsellors also provide Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) consultation which is based on a set of easy, proven solutions and strategies to manage parenting challenges in a positive way.
        • Breakaway Youth & Family Services

          (416) 234 1942

          (It is a counselling agency that helps youth 13 to 25 and their families who are concerned about the use of drugs or alcohol.
        • Families In Transition

          (416) 585 9151

          Counselling services for families coping with separation, divorce and remarriage; primary focus is on child adjustment
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        • Parents for Youth

          (416) 921 8092

          Parents for Youth has acquired and developed an effective method for dealing with children with severe behaviour problems. It will help you regain lost authority in your home
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