Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey Resources


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

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


Kids Help Phone

24/7 counseling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Text support is also available 24/7. Text CONNECT to 686868. 


Hotline: 1-800-668-6868


Alberta Trans

Alberta Trans is an educational resource for transgender people in the Province of Alberta. Their website provides information on everything from gender diversity and family support to youth resources and medical care.


Capella Centre

24-hour crisis line serving all Alberta and North-eastern Saskatchewan.


Call: 1-800-263-3045 or 780-645-5195.

Distress Line of South-western 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.

CMHA Alberta Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division supports provincial-wide community mental health projects, mental health advocacy, government relations and workplace mental health training. Provides a list of crisis lines for Alberta. 


24/7 Alberta Mental Health Help Line: 1 877-303-2642

Distress Line (Edmonton and area): 780-482-4357

Distress Line of South Western Alberta: 403-327-7905

Call all Rural Distress Line, for those residing in North Alberta, at 1-800-232-7288

Wood’s Homes

A community owned and operated mental health centre for children, young people, adults, and families based in Calgary. Walk-in mental health support is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11am-6pm. Also offers 24-hour crisis lines. 


Call: 403-299-9699, 8am-11pm

Call: 1-800-563-6106, 24/7

Text: 587-315-5000 9am-10pm

Live Chat 9am-10pm

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line

Call 780-427-4491

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Help Line


Call Help Line (9am-9pm): 780-423-4121

Distress Centre Calgary 

Confidential and non-judgmental. This centre offers free 24/7/365 crisis intervention, professional counselling, youth peer support, and navigation and referral services to help you overcome crisis. Distress Centre Calgary has a main crisis line, a teen crisis line, and online chat support (does not operate 24 hours) for teens.

24/7 Main Crisis Line (text or call): 403-266-4357 (403-266-HELP)
24/7 Live Chat:
24/7 Teen Crisis Line: 403-264-8336 (403-264-TEEN)
24/7 Teen Text Line: 587-333-2724
Teen Online Chat:

Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland Nova Scotia, PEI)

Chimo Helpline (New Brunswick)

A provincial crisis phone line that is accessible 24/7/365 to all residents of New Brunswick.


Call Provincial Toll-free at 1-800-667-5005

For those residing in the Fredericton area, call 506-450-4357 (450-HELP).

Live Chat (5pm-12am daily):

CMHA (Newfoundland and Labrador)

24-hour crisis line serving Newfoundland and Labrador.


Call Toll Free: 1-888-737-4668

Call Local: 709-737-4668

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (Nova Scotia)

Provides intervention and short-term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team offers 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. This service is available 24/7.


Call toll-free 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167.

Prince Edward Island Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line

Calls are answered by trained mental health professionals (a registered nurse or social worker) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call Mental Health and Addictions Phone Line (24/7): 1-833-553-6983


Trans Support NL Inc





Grandfalls Windsor NL:
Phone: 1-888-530-6777 ext. 584

St. John's, NL:
1-888-530-6777 ext 575
Email: or

British Columbia

Trans Care BC

A BC-based organization that provides information about and connects people with gender affirming care and supports.


Call Toll Free (BC only): 1-866-999-1514

Call if outside of BC or unable to call a toll-free number: 604-675-3647


Fill out an online submission form here:


Community centre that provides services to the LGBTQ community, including Gab Youth drop-in, support programs, support groups and counselling.


Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre

Provides low-barrier wellness and legal services to Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender non-conforming people.


Call: 604 442-4352

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).

Text (1pm-9pm, 7 days a week): 45645

Crisis Chat available for anyone located in the Interior Region of BC in any type of crisis (5pm-9pm PT) Thursday - Sunday:

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 Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth (12pm-1am):
Online Chat Service for Adults (12pm-1am):

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 jurisdictional 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
Métis Line: 1-833-638-4722

Offer emotional support and crisis intervention services for children, youth and young adults under 30 years of age.


Online Chat Service (6pm-12am, 365 days a year):
Text (6pm-12am, 365 days a year): 778-783-0177
To get in touch with a professional youth and family counsellor:


Rainbow Resource Centre

Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers counseling, education, and programming to the LGBT2SQ+ community and also supports families, friends, and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals.


Transgender Health Klinic

Medical care and counseling for the public, includes teen and trans health services. Also has 24-hour crisis lines.


Call 1-888-322-3019 or 204-786-8686
Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7): 1-877-435-7170
To speak to a Peer Support Worker: 204-784-4016


Sherbourne Health Centre – SOY Youth Program

Supportive healthcare team that provides health and wellness services to youth who identify as LGBTQ.


The 519

Committed to the health and wellbeing of the LGBT community in Toronto, The 519 offers various services, access to meeting spaces and educational resources.


The Lesbian, Gay, Bi Trans Youth Line

An online chat and text service provided by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer youth, for youth who are under 26 and live anywhere in Ontario. Offers support, information, and referrals. Operates Sunday to Friday from 4:00pm to 9:30pm.


Text: 647-694-4275
Online Chat (click the chat button at the top of the page):


Action Santé Travesti(e)s & Transsexuel(le)s du Québec


ATQ – Aide aux Trans du Québec



TransSask Support Services


Out Saskatoon

Provides peer support, counselling, LGBTQ education, community resources, queer events and sexual health services.


Saskatoon Mobile Crisis: 306-933-6200
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 74174

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. 


Call (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday): 306-463-6655
Crisis Line (24/7): 306-463-1860

Territories (Yukon, Northwest, Nunavut)

Queer Yukon Society

Provides resources and organizes events for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies in the Yukon.


Positive Space Nunavut

Positive Space Nunavut creates opportunities, supports initiatives, and develops resources for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) youth, educators, and communities in Nunavut.


Ressources en français

A deux mains/Head and hands

À deux mains offre des services médicaux, juridiques et sociaux aux jeunes de Montréal.

Site internet:

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec

Montréal – Soutien; rencontres hebdomadaires; références à des ressources médicales et autres; prévention et éducation. Pas de groupe d’âge défini.

Site internet:

Aide aux Trans du Québec

Soutien; ligne téléphonique d’écoute; rencontres hebdomadaires; références à des ressources médicales et autres; prévention et éducation. Pas de groupe d’âge défini.

Site internet:

Call (24/7): 1-855-909-9038 #1

Coalition d’aide à la Diversité Sexuelle -­‐ de l’Abitibi-­‐Témiscamingue

Références à des ressources régionales; prévention et éducation en milieu scolaire; soutien individuel NB: formations sur la transsexualité pour le personnel scolaire. LGBT; pas de groupe d’âge défini.

Site internet:

Interligne Crisis Line: 1-888-505-1010
Suicide Prevention Line: 1-866-277-3553
Teljeunes Phone Line: 1-800-263-2266

Coalition Jeunesse

Ouvert en septembre 2013, milieu de vie pour les jeunes LGBTQ mis sur pied par Coalition jeunesse montréalaise de lutte à l’homophobie Montréal.

Plus d’info à: ou 438-288-0744

Site internet:


L’accès–milieu jeunesse. LGBTQ+ et leurs amis 12-­‐25 ans.

Site internet:

Jeunesse Lambda

Organiser régulièrement des activités de socialisation, de discussion, d’éducation et de renforcement des compétences pour les jeunes 2SLGBTQIA+ âgées de 14 à 30 ans. Offre des services spécifiques aux trans.

Site internet:

Nous offrons des séances d’écoute active inclusives et affirmatives:

Projet 10/Project 10

Référence pour la santé trans; rencontre individuelle et accompagnement; rencontres hebdomadaires; rencontres et soutien en ligne. 2LGBTQ+ 14-­‐25 ans.

Site internet: