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If this is an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room. 

If you are in need of immediate support, please try these resources: 

  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or (text and live chat) 
  • LGBT Youthline: 647-694-4275 (text) or 
  • Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366 (for trans folx; 11am-5am EST):
  • Black Youth Help Line: Call 416-285-9944 or Toll Free 1-833-294-8650 (Everyday 9 am – 10 pm) 
  • Naseeha: 1-866-627-3342 (provides a confidential helpline for young Muslims; 12 – 9 pm everyday) 
  • Warm-line: 416-960-9276 or (for those 18+ years; 8pm-12am):
  • The Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: 416-929-5200 (community-based crisis services for adults 16+ dealing with mental health, concurrent, or substance use issues)
  • The Distress Centre: 416-408-4357 or text 45645 or (crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention)
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape: 416-597-8808 (for survivors of gender-based or sexual violence)

Please visit our website for further information on CTYS programs and services ( or call 416-924-2100 ext. 0(stay on the line to reach Reception).