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Provincial and Territorial Helplines and Websites

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This topic provides phone numbers and web addresses by province for:

  • Child abuse, elder abuse, and domestic violence resources.
  • Sexual assault (rape).
  • Suicide prevention.
  • Mental health information.
  • Drug and alcohol use problems.
  • Other health information.

Your local provincial health information line provides confidential help with:

  • Answering your health questions.
  • Assessing your symptoms.
  • Finding crisis support.
  • Finding information about resources in your community.

Many of the resources below have toll-free phone numbers and provide help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages. In an emergency, call 911.

Canada-wide resources

  • Visit the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention's webpage at http://suicideprevention.ca/need-help to find a suicide prevention crisis centre phone number or website in your province.
  • Kids and teens can visit http://org.kidshelpphone.ca or call 1-800-668-6868.
  • 211 is a free service that provides referrals for community, government, and social services. Dial 211 or visit the 211 webpage at http://211.ca for more information and availability.

Alberta

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon

Other provinces and territories

Check your local phone book or provincial or territorial website.

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Adaptation Date: 9/15/2021

Adapted By: HealthLink BC

Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC