Support and Crisis Contacts

Are you in a crisis or an emergency?
If you are in an emergency, or feel that you or someone else is at risk of harm, please call 911 for help right away.
OrganizationDescriptionHoursContact Info
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention CentreConfidential, non-judgemental, free emotional support for people experiencing feeling of distress or despair including feelings which may lead to suicide.24/7Call (604)872-3311
KUU-US Crisis Line SocietyWorks and operates on the unceded territory of Tseshat and Hupacasath.24/7Adults/Elders (250)723-4050
Child/Youth (250)723-2040
Toll Free 1(800)588-8717
Métis 1(833)MétisBC
Chat and text support at
Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)Canada-wide. Provides emotional support or assistance.24/7Call 1(866)925-4419
NWAC Elder Support LineCanada-wide.Mon to Fri9am-11am & 1pm-pm ESTCall 1(888)664-7808
First Nations, Métis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help LineCanada-wide. If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk. Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in all Nunavut languages.24/7Call 1(855)242-3310
Chat with a counsellor at
The Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help LineAvailable in Inuktitut and English.24/7Call (867)979-3333
Toll Free 1(800)265-3333
Métis Crisis LineA service of Métis Nation British Columbia24/7Call 1(833)MétisBC
First Nations Virtual Doctor of the DayProvides virtual health care and referral support for people who do not have a doctor or are unable to get an appointment. It is for all First Nations people living in BC and their family members, including family members who are not Indigenous. Call to book an appointment.Doctors available by video or phone daily from 8:30am-4:30pm PSTCall 1(855)344-3800
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Tsow-Tun Le Lum SocietyProvides confidential outreach services such as counselling, cultural supports and personal wellness programs.Toll Free 1(888)403-3123
Crisis Text Line (powered by Kids Help Phone)Provides anyone, in any type of crisis, access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Not age restrictive. Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Crisis Responders can be made available.24/7Text HOME to 686868 from Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis.
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Join us for #MentalHealthWeek, May 6-12, and answer the "Call to Be Kind"!🌟 This year, @cmhanational reminds us about the healing power of compassion. Let's explore how kindness and empathy can make a difference in our world. Together, let's spread compassion and support. 💙 #CompassionConnects #CompassionHeals #kindnessmatters
May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S) in Canada, also known as Red Dress Day. Originating as an artistic response, red dresses symbolize the tragedy of over 1000 missing and murdered Indigenous individuals.  Please note: The day can be triggering for those affected by MMWIG2S+ loss. You can connect with the MMWIG2S+ support call line at 1-844-413-6649. This line is available free of charge, 24/7.  Since 1974, @nwac_canada has advocated for Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people. We extend our deepest gratitude to NWAC for bringing #MMIWG2S to light!  #RedDressDay  #IndigenousRights  #justiceforMMIWG2S
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