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Black Youth Hotline

Black Youth Help Line: 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. Services are driven by the voices of participants who call the “Helpline.” Can I help you? Are therefore not simply spoken words. We are passionate about making a difference.

Services are open from 9 am – 10:00 pm 7 days a week By Phone: 416-285-9944 By Phone: Toll Free 1-833-294-8650


Canadian Mental Health Association - Youth and Teen Mental Health Services

Youth and Teen Mental Health Services primary focus is the emotional and social well-being of young people aged 12 25. CHMA offers a variety of programs to help give you the tools to cope with mental illness and mental health issues. There is no doctors referral necessary; so you can refer yourself, a friend, or family member at any time.

Hotline: 1-866-531-2600

Visit the website for more information and resources.​​

Community Crisis Response Service

Speak with a crisis worker 24/7, anytime you need. The crisis worker will provide an immediate telephone response in a variety of situations, such as if you are feeling depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared, angry, or are worried that you have nowhere to go.​

1-855-310-COPE (2673) call or text

Live chat available at

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario via phone, email, or webchat. Available 24/7.

Free and confidential.


Click here to engage in live chat or to send an email

Kids Help Phone

Free, anonymous, confidential phone counseling from trained and qualified professionals. Services students 20 years old and younger 24/7.

1-800-668-6868 (24hrs/7 days)

Live chat (7 a.m. - midnight)

Text support: 

Text CONNECT to 686868 or click blue “Tap to Connect” button

LGBT Youthline

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

​​Phone: 1-800-268-9688
Text: 647-694-4275

Mental Health Helpline

Provides information about mental health services in Ontario via phone, email, or web chat. Available 24/7.

Free and confidential.


Click here to engage in live chat or to send an email

Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline

Free peer to peer counseling that is anonymous and confidential for the client.

1-866-627-3342 (3-9p.m., everyday)

Nedic (National Eating Disorder Information Centre) ​​NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. ​​ ​​​

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

Provides information about problem gambling services in Ontario via phone, email, or web chat. Available 24/7.

Free and confidential.



Telehealth Ontario

Get 24/7 fast, free, and confidential medical advice from a registered nurse.


Trans Lifeline’s Hotline

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it is just about whether or not you are trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Services are open from 11am-5:00pm 7 days a week By Phone: Canada: 877-330-6366


York Rainbow Support Line

Provides information, referral, and support for LGBTTQ group members.


Health and Wellbeing




Addiction Services of York Region

“We are a non-profit agency that supports change in lives of individuals, their families, and communities related to substance use and gambling.”

To begin, contact an Intake Coordinator:

905-841-7007 ext. 322

Mental Health Services for Black, African, Caribbean Canadian Students and Families


Blue Hills: Child and Family Centre

Helps individuals and families access appropriate services.

Services are offered in the community, in family homes, and on-site at Blue Hills; developed to meet the needs of York Region families where their child (ren) or youth is experiencing significant emotional, social, psychological or behavioural problems at home, in school environment, and or in the community, including intensive and/or chronic mental health issues.

Services are voluntary, confidential, and free.

To begin, contact an Intake Coordinator:


Call/email will be returned within 2 business days.


Chinese Family Services of Ontario

A non-profit, accredited professional counselling, family services, and settlement agency with a focus on Chinese Canadians. They offer both linguistically and culturally sensitive services to individuals and families in need of individual and family counselling. There is usually a 8 week waiting period.

Services are mostly at no cost to the client.

24/7 Free Hotline: 
(416) 979 5898 

Contact an Intake Worker:


Visit the website for more info.


Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance.

Information and Intake:

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Provides free support to people of all ages living with a life-threatening illness or managing grief while respecting their culture, faith, and language.


Family Services York Region

FSYR provides counselling and community based cultural support services in York Region.


Help Overcome Psychosis Early (H.O.P.E.) 

An early psychosis intervention program offered throughout York Region and South Simcoe. The H.O.P.E. team offers specialized services for individuals aged 16 – 35 who are experiencing psychosis for the first time.

To make a self-referral, call 905-841-3977 or

1-866-208-5509 ext. 3321

Hong Fook Mental Health Association  

Hong Fook Mental Health Association strives to address the mental health concerns of the Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean and Vietnamese communities.  Priority provided for Chinese speakers ages 12-25 years.

Intake and information at
416-493 4242 ext. 2281

Kinark Child and Family Services

Identified by the government of Ontario as the Lead Agency for child and youth mental health in the York Region area.

Offers a full range of assessment and treatment services, including individual, family and group counseling. Service is provided by an team of clinicians to children and youth with complex needs and their families. Services are provided to clients in the most appropriate environment to best meet their needs, including Kinark offices, in-home, in the community, or in schools.

Services are free.

To begin, contact an Central Intake:


Visit the website for more information


MOBYSS is a mobile service vehicle that travels around York Region and South Simcoe to provide confidential health care in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Services are free and appointments are not required.

The team includes health care from a Nurse Practitioner, specialized youth mental health worker, and peer support specialist.

New 2SLGBTQ Resources

Comprehensive list of 2SLGBTQ Resources and Supports in York Region and Outside York Region


2SLGBTQ Resources


Sexual Health Clinics

Information, resources, examinations, immunizations, and counseling. Services are offered at no cost and a health card is not needed for access.

Visit the website for more information

Vaughan Community Health Centre

The Vaughan Community Health main focus is youth, seniors and people with mental health and addiction issues. Services are provided in different languages within a safe, accessible and comfortable environment


“what’s up” Walk-in Clinic

A free mental health counseling service for infants, children, youth, and their families to help with issues like depression, bullying, sexual identity, behavioural concerns, and anything else that’s on your mind.

No fees, health care, or appointment required.

1200 Markham Road, Scarborough (corner of Ellesmere and Markham)


Women’s Support Network of York Region

Provides free, nonjudgmental, and confidential services to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.

24/7 Free Crisis Line:


Self-refer for counseling at 905-895-3646

Visit the website for more info.

Justice System and Legal Aid




Teen Legal Help Line

The Teen Legal Helpline is free, confidential, and powered by lawyers who care. You can ask questions online and receive free legal advice.

Mental Health and Justice Program

Provides support and advocacy to individuals who have a mental illness and are involved in the criminal justice system.


Services are located in and around Newmarket.

Visit the website for more info.


Parent/Guardian ​Support




The Association of Parent Supports Group of Ontario

Operates a 24 hour referral line putting parents in touch with a Parent Support Group in their community.​ ​ ​Provides a forum for communications between parents, professional organizations and Ontario Government Ministries. 

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