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Help Lines and Distress Centres in Ontario

Canada COVID-19 app, created by Health Canada in partnership with Thrive Health

Toronto assistance and community support programs Line
Toronto residents can call 211, 24/7 or text 21166 Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for assistance and community support programs. Visit

Mental Health Portal

Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. Choose from a variety of tools, resources, and immediate support crisis lines:

For immediate support:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need of urgent medical support.
  • Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868
  • Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 (voice) or chat online at
  • Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741.
  • Indigenous people can also reach out to Hope for Wellness at 1-855-2423310.

Mental Health Helpline:

For community information and they have a chat line that you can talk to someone to get information:

Assaulted Women’s Helpline:

TTY: 416.364.8762 & TTY Toll free: 1.866.863.7868
Phone: GTA- 416.863.0511 & toll free: 1.866.863.0511

ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services (2pm to 2am):

It is very important that you register first for this service now before you are in a crisis.
To use online: or Text at 258258

Crisis Services Canada: (Canada-wide) from 4 pm-12 am eastern. 1-833-456-4566 -24/7, or text 45645

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH):

CAMH’s Psychiatric Emergency Department – 24 hours and 7 days a week

Gertstein Centre:
Phone 24-hour Crisis Line: 416-929-5200

LGBTQ2S Support
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities.

Toronto Distress Centre – 24 hours and 7 days a week
Phone: 416-408-HELP (4357)