LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines


PFLAG Canada

24/7 support. Provides support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends.
For support on gender identity, Call toll-free 1-888-530-6777 ext 226 or Email

Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Live chat on the computer is available on weekend evenings.
Call 1-800-668-6868 or Live Chat.

Trans Lifeline

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need.

In Canada Call: (877) 330-6366

In USA Call: (877)565-8860

British Columbia

1-800-SUICIDE (Suicide Crisis Line)

If you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
Call 1-800-784-2433.

Crisis Line Association of BC Mental Health Information Line

This is a provincial line. Answered 24/7/365, it provides empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) or Email.

Fraser Health Crisis Line

This is a 24/7/365 crisis line offering free and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, and resource information.
Call Local 604-951-8855 or Toll-Free 1-877-820-7444.

CTC Telecare & Crisis Line

A crisis line providing telephone befriending, caring, and empathic listening for people in moments of personal crisis or distress. A non-judgmenetal Christian-based, telephone-operated, crisis intervention service.
Call 604-852-9099 in Abbotsford/Mission or Toll-Free 1-888-852-9099 throughout BC.

Interior Crisis Line Network (ICLN)

A network that links five crisis lines in the Interior Region (Cranbrook, Kelowna, Trail, Vernon and Williams Lake) through a single number. It is available 24/7/365 throughout Southern Interior and makes crisis line service available to everyone in the Interior Region.
Call 1-888-353-2273 (1-888-353-CARE).

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Is available 24/7 via regional distress phone line, provincial phone line, and Seniors’ Distress Line. Also, offer online distress services 13 hours a day (noon to 1am) for youth aged 13-25 and adults aged 25 and up.
Vancouver: 604-872-3311
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth:
Online Chat Service for Adults:

CHIMO Crisis Lines

Free, confidential and non-judgmental emotional support provided 8am to midnight, seven days a week, by professionally trained volunteers. Telephone crisis intervention and referral information are available. Also, provides triage and direct links for callers to Richmond Mental Health Emergency Services, when needed.
Call 604-279-7070.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chinese Help Lines

Chinese help lines, operating from 10am to 10pm, that demonstrate cultural sensitivty, equity, non-discrimination, and respect for the client’s privacy, consent and choice.
Call 604-270-8233 for Cantonese or 604-270-8222 for Mandarin.

Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Offers 24/7/365 crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Call 1-888-494-3888.

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

As an accredited agency of the American Association of Suicidology, crisis intervention trained phone operators assist those in crisis 24/7/365. Previous jursidictional area covered by KUU-US was Port Alberni, Bamfield and the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  Although these areas will still be serviced, it has also expanded crisis services to all Aboriginal people on Vancouver Island and the province of British Columbia.
Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
Provincial Aboriginal Line: 1-800-588-8717

North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society

Provide anonymous, confidential, and non-judgemental emotional support for those in need 24/7.
Call 250-949-6033 or, for Local in Alert Bay and Kingcome, 250-974-5326.

Northern Youth Online

Confidential, live chat with a volunteer listener online or can speak with a volunteer over the phone at their Youth Support Line. Hours for online chat and phone line are 4pm to 11pm daily.
Visit the Online Chat or call 1-888-564-8336.

Offer emotional support and crisis intervention services for children, youth and young adults under 30 years of age. The Support Team is a group of professionally trained volunteers and staff to listen without judgment and offer support via live chat and the discussion forum; not licensed counsellors. E-counselling services are provided by Pacific Centre Family Services Association
Visit the Forum or Chat, Email The Support Team at, or Email a Youth Counsellor from Pacific Centre Family Services Association at


LGBTQ Support Help Line

A toll free, 24-hour support/crisis line operated by Distress Centre Calgary to support LGBT/sexual minority and questioning youth.
Call 1-877-688-4765 (1-877- OUT IS OK).

St. Paul & District Crisis Centre

24-hour crisis line serving all Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan.
Call 1-800-263-3045 or 780-645-5195.

Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (Canadian Mental Health Association)

24-hour crisis line serving Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary.
Call 1-888-787-2880 or 403-327-7905.

Crisis Support Centre

A program of The Support Network. Services are for anyone who needs support. Offers two 24/7 crisis lines and online crisis chat hours are 6pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday and noon to 4pm on Sunday.
Call 24-hour Distress Line at 780-482-4357 (780-482-HELP), call Rural Distress Line, for those residing in North Alberta, at 1-800-232-7288, or visit the Online Crisis Chat.

Wood’s Homes

A community owned and operated children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Offers 24-hour crisis lines.
Call 1-800-563-6106 or 403-299-9699.

Alberta Mental Health Board Help Line

Call 1-877-303-2642.

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line

Call 780-427-4491.

Lakeland Mental Health Crisis Line

Call 1-888-255-3353.

Salvation Army Teen Help Line

A 24-hour crisis line for teens.
Call 780-428-8336.

Sexual Assault Centre Help Line

Call 780-423-4121.

Distress Centre Calgary

Confidential and non-judgmental. Offer free 24/7/365 crisis intervention, professional counselling and referral services to help you overcome crisis. Have a main crisis line, a teen crisis line, and online chat support (does not operate 24 hours) for teens.
Main Crisis Line: 403-266-4357 (403-266-HELP)
Teen Crisis Line: 403-264-8336 (403-264-TEEN)
ConnecTeen Online Chat:

Wheatland Shelter Crisis Line (Community Crisis Society, Wheatland Shelter)

Offers a 24-hour crisis line.
Call 403-934-6634 or Toll-Free 1-877-934-6634.


St. Paul & District Crisis Centre

24-hour crisis line serving all Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan.
Call 1-800-263-3045 or 780-645-5195.

Mobile Crisis Service (Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.)

Provides comprehensive 24/7/365 crisis response services to individuals and families.
Call 306-933-6200.

Regina Mobile Crisis Services

Provide an integrated, comprehensive, social and health crisis and emergency intervention service on a 24/7 basis.
Call Crisis Line at 306-525-5333, Mobile Crisis Services at 306-757-0127, or Child Abuse Line 306-569-2724.

Southwest Crisis Line

A 24/7 crisis line for residents of the entire southwest corner of Saskatchewan.
Call 306-778-3833 or 1-800-567-3334.

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre

Provides services without prejudice. All available at no cost. Includes youth counselling, crisis counselling, and suicide prevention among other services. Crisis services operate Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Call 306-463-6655.

North East Crisis Intervention Centre

Offers a 24-hour crisis line that provides telephone support in any crisis, supportive listening, and information and referrals.
Call 1-800-611-6349 or 306-752-9455.

Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre (formerly Hudson Bay & District Crisis Centre)

Provide ongoing crisis support and referrals for individuals and families experiencing distress in their lives. Offer a 24-hour a regional crisis (Northeast) line operated out of Melfort, Saskatchewan.
Call 1-800-611-6349.

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit

Offer a 24-hour crisis line.
Call 306-764-1011.


Manitoba Suicide Line

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or dealing with a suicide loss. 24-hours, toll free.
Call 1-877-435-7170.

Mental Health Crisis Service

A 24-hour, toll-free crisis line for those who are experiencing difficulty in coping with a wide range of mental health difficulties.
Call 1-866-588-1697.

Klinic Community Health Centre

Medical care and counselling for the public, includes teen and trans health services. Also has 24-hour crisis lines.
Call 1-888-322-3019 or 204-786-8686.

Westman Crisis Services

24-hour help, free and confidential service. Welcoming, compassionate response, client-centered care by fully qualified staff. Works with adults in the Brandon and Assiniboine regions, who are in a mental health or psychosocial crisis. Offer two services: the Crisis Stabilization Unit and the Mobile Crisis Unit.
Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-888-379-7699
Crisis Stabilization Unit: 204-727-2555
Mobile Crisis Unit: 204-725-4411


The Lesbian, Gay, Bi Trans Youth Line

A toll-free service provided by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer youth, for youth who are under 26 and live anywhere in Ontario. Offer support, information and referrals. Includes a crisis phone line, online chat, and text messaging peer support service. Operate Sunday to Friday from 4:00pm to 9:30pm.
Crisis Toll Free: 1-800-268-9688 (1-800-268-YOUTH)
Crisis in the Greater Toronto Area: 416-962-9688 (416-962-YOUTH)
Online Chat:
Text Messaging: 647-694-4275
TTY: 416-962-0777

Cambridge Help Line

Accepts calls 24/7 from all demographic groups in the Tri-City, Guelph and surrounding areas. Provide a non-judgmental forum for our callers to express their feelings regardless of their age, religion, race or sexual orientation.
Call 519-658-5455.

Durham Region Distress Line (Distress Centre Durham)

Offers a 24-hour telephone helpline service for those in the Durham Region.
Call 1-800-452-0688 or 905-430-2522.

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

A distress line for those residing in Kingston and beyond, offering a confidential, non-judgmental, and anonymous listening service. Operates from 7pm to 3am.
Call 613-544-1771.

London & District Distress Centre

Provide telephone support and problem solving skills 24/7/365.
Call Distress Line 519-667-6711 or Crisis Response Line 519-433-2023.

Distress Centre Niagara

A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone crisis intervention support service available to anyone in need in the Niagara Region.
Distress Line St. Catharines, Niagara Falls And Area: 905-688-3711
Distress Line Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area: 905-734-1212
Distress Line Fort Erie and Area: 905-382-0689
Distress Line Grimsby, West Lincoln: 905-563-6674

North Halton Distress Line

Call 905-877-1211.

Distress Centre Oakville

A community-based organization that provides 24/7 support to people of Oakville, Milton, and the surrounding area to better cope with mental health issues, crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.
Call 905-849-4541.

Distress Centre Ottawa and Region

24/7/365 Crisis Line providing unbiased and non-judgmental support. All calls are confidential. English only service.
Distress Line City of Ottawa and City of Gatineau: 613-238-3311.
Distress Line MRC La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, MRC Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais, MRC Papineau, and MRC Pontiac: 1-866-676-1080.

Distress Centre Peel

Provide support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. 24/7 crisis line support for all of Peel Region including Mississauga, Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
Call in Peel region 905-278-7208 or in Town of Caledon 1-800-363-0971.

Sarnia-Lambton Distress Line (Family Counselling Centre)

Offer a 24/7 distress line for those in Sarnia-Lambton region.
Call 519-336-3000 or 1-888-347-8737 (1-888-DISTRES).

Toronto Distress Centre

24-hour distress line offering confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary, access to interpreters offered in 151 languages, and TTY service for hearing impaired.
Call 416-408-4357 (416-408-HELP).

Distress Centre of Waterloo Region

Provides 24/7/365 confidential listening and support, crisis response and intervention for anyone in Waterloo Region.
General Line: 519-745-1166
Youth Line: 519-745-9909
EARS Line (for male victims of sexual assault): 519-570-3277

Distress Centre Windsor-Essex County

Free, anonymous, and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and community referrals by telephone. Operates 365 days a year from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call 519-256-5000.


L’Association québécoise de prévention du suicide

A 24/7 distress line serving Quebec.
Call 1-866-277-3553 (1-866-APPELLE).

ATQ (Aide aux transexuels et transexuelles du Québec)

Offers a listening line for transgendered individuals in Quebec.
Call 514-254-9038.

Project 10 (Projet 10)

Promotes personal, social, sexual, and mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, inter-sexed, and questioning youth and adults ages 14-25. Offers a listening line on Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 6pm.
Call 514-989-4585.

New Brunswick

Chimo Helpline

A provincial crisis phone line, that is accessible 24/7/365 to all residents of New Brunswick.
Call Provincial Toll-free 1-800-667-5005 or, for Fredericton area, 506-450-4357 (450-HELP).


Mental Health Crisis Centre (Newfoundland and Labrador)

24-hour crisis line serving Newfoundland and Labrador.
Call 709-737-4668.

Nova Scotia

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT)

Provide intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Offer confidential, non-judgmental and respectful telephone intervention throughout the Capital District and mobile response in areas served by Halifax Regional Police including Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford. Available 9am to 5pm, 7 days/week.
Call toll-free 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167.

Eastern Regional Help Line

Crisis line operating 7 days/week from 6pm to 12am (midnight) serving eastern region of Nova Scotia.
Call 1-800-957-9995 or 902-562-4357 (902-562-HELP).


A 24/7 confidential service, provided by trained staff and volunteers.
Call in the Halifax area: 902-421-1188 (TTY: 902-443-2660)
Call in other areas of Nova Scotia (toll-free): 1-877-521-1188 (TTY: 1-855-443-2660)

Pictou County Help Line

A confidential and non-judgmental telephone service providing care, support and encouragement to the people of Pictou County and surrounding areas. Operates 365 days a year from 2pm to 10pm.
Call 902-752-5952.

Prince Edward Island

Island Helpline

24-hour bilingual line serving Prince Edward Island.
Call 1-800-218-2885.


The Yukon Distress & Support Line

A toll-free, Yukon-wide line run nightly from 7pm-3am by trained volunteers. The line is confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental.
Call 1-844-533-3030

NWT Help Line

Provide free, confidential, and caring telephone listening support 365 days a year from 7pm to 11pm (Mountain Standard Time). Serves those in Northwest Territories.
Call 1-800-661-0844.

Nunavuat Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

Crisis line serving Nunavut and Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) 7 days/week from 7pm to 11pm (Eastern Standard Time).
Call 1-800-265-3333 or 867-979-3333.

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