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
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
Kids Help Phone
24/7 counseling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Live chat on the computer is also available 24/7.
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.
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.
Hotline: 1-877-688-4765 (1-877- OUT IS OK).
Calgary Trans Hub
Calgary Trans Hub works to create an open network of supports and services for the Transgender community in Calgary.
St. Paul & District Crisis 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.
Crisis Support Centre
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 all Rural Distress Line, for those residing in North Alberta, at 1-800-232-7288
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
Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line
Salvation Army Teen Help Line
A 24-hour crisis line for teens.
Sexual Assault Centre Help Line
Confidential and non-judgmental. This centre offers free 24/7/365 crisis intervention, professional counselling 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.
Main Crisis Line: 403-266-4357 (403-266-HELP)
Teen Crisis Line: 403-264-8336 (403-264-TEEN)
ConnecTeen Online Chat: http://www.calgaryconnecteen.com/
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).
Mental Health Crisis Centre (Newfoundland and Labrador)
24-hour crisis line serving Newfoundland and Labrador.
Call toll Free at (888) 737-4668 or 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 9am to 5pm, 7 days/week.
Call toll-free 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167.
Island Helpline (Prince Edward Island)
24-hour bilingual helpline serving Prince Edward Island.
Transgender Health Information Program (THiP)
A BC-wide hub run through the Provincial Health Services Authority that provides information about gender affirming care and supports.
Call toll Free: 1.866.999.1514 (BC only)
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 support and wellness services to trans and gender diverse 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).
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.
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca
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
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.
Email The Support Team at email@example.com
Email a Youth Counsellor from Pacific Centre Family Services Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sherbourne Health Centre – SOY Youth Program
Supportive healthcare team that provides health and wellness services to youth who identify as LGBTQ.
Committed to the health and wellbeing of the LGBT community in Toronto, The 519 offers various services, access to meeting spaces and educational resources.
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: www.youthline.ca/
Text Messaging: 647-694-4275
Action Santé Travesti(e)s & Transsexuel(le)s du Québec
ATQ – Aide au Trans du Québec
TransSask Support Services
Provides peer support, counselling, LGBTQ education, community resources, queer events and sexual health services.
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.
Territories (Yukon, Northwest, Nunavut)
Provides queers and LGBTQ friendly events and resources.
LBGT Community in the Arctic
Ressources pour les francophones
Montréal – Services juridiques et de santé. 12-‐25 ans
Montréal – Soutien; rencontres hebdomadaires; références à des ressources médicales et autres; prévention et éducation. Pas de groupe d’âge défini.
Soutien; ligne téléphonique d’écoute; rencontres hebdomadaires; références à des ressources médicales et autres; prévention et éducation. Pas de groupe d’âge défini.
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.
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: 1-514‐318‐LGBT
L’accès–milieu jeunesse. LGBQ et leurs amis 14-‐25 ans (possiblement trans).
Grande région de Montréal. Rencontres hebdomadaires Forum Internet. Jeunes LGB de moins de 25 ans (possiblement trans).
Référence pour la santé trans; ligne d’écoute téléphonique; rencontre individuelle et accompagnement; rencontres hebdomadaires; rencontres et soutien en ligne. LGBTITTQ 14-‐25 ans.
Écoute anonyme ligne: 1-514-989-4585