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Crisis & Emergency

There are a number of resources available to those with an immediate need. The crisis can be related to mental health, addictions, safety, shelters, domestic and sexual violence, and other emergencies.

24/7 Distress Line

The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.

AQPS(Association quebecoise de prévention du suicide)

This site offers lists of resources for those in Quebec who are struggling with suicidal thoughts based on region. It also has information on helplines and works towards educating the public on mental health struggles, and what they can do to support their loved ones.


CAST is working together to help communities in Nova Scotia build their capacity to address suicide, using a population health-based approach – using principles of community suicide prevention as a guide.

Chimo Helpline

Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. They provide a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province of N.B.

Community Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

This toolkit by the IEDC will assist many Canadian communities, economic developers, emergency personnel and elected officials as they continue to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and become more resilient to natural, man-made and technological disasters in the future.

Crisis Centre BC

The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities.

Distress Centre

Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals through 211 and our programs at SORCe – all at no cost.

Family Information Line

If you are in immediate distress, they can offer support and immediate relief of distress. They can help you find Emergency Child Care, or introduce you to Support Our Troops for emergency financial assistance, a duty Padre, police, or medical services.

Here to Help BC

They are here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC.

Indigenous Crisis Support Line

In the interactive map, you will be able to hover on each province, where hotline phone numbers will appear. All details on the lines and more resources, divided by provinces are listed below the map.

International Suicide Hotlines

There are international suicide hotlines and resources.

Islamic Relief Canada

Islamic Relief Canada is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to become more resilient to calamities.


It is a helpline open 24/7 for anyone that needs support.Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut. The helpline provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling for northerners in crisis.

List of Crisis Resources

This is a list of crisis resources including suicide prevention, mental health, addiction, and counselling services.

Mental Health Services Ontario

Community mental health and addictions care encompasses a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet needs of Ontario residents.


Manitoba Farm, Rural, & Northern Support Services provides telephone and on-line counselling to farmers, rural and northern Manitobans.

Newfoundland and Labrador Crisis Lines

The MS Society of Canada is a group that advocates for those that are dealing with MS. It also has resources on its website that are available for use by anyone living in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ontario 211

211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario's community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.

Reach Edmonton

REACH partners with organizations, businesses, community groups, and individual Edmontonians.

Sask CISM Network

The Saskatchewan Critical Incident Stress Management Network provides support services for public safety personnel and healthcare workers in Saskatchewan.

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text.

The Island Helpline

A helpline where trained and caring staff answer calls to the Island (Prince Edward Island) Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Island Helpline is a free bilingual, confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive telephone service.

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