COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Notice: Expanding service for people of all ages experiencing isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life due to COVID-19
Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868
Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741

Crisis Text Line

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Text CONNECT to 686868
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Application

Text HOME to 686868

Eligibility / Target Population

Children and youth

Fees

None

Languages

English ; French

Language Notes

French programs offered * French website

Area Served

Canada

Description of Services

Free crisis text line service available Canadian wide 24/7 by texting CONNECT to 686868  * partnered with Kids Help Phone and powered by volunteers, every texter can be directly connected to a volunteer crisis responder at any time

Become a Volunteer Crisis Responder - Applications to become a volunteer crisis responder are available through the website * applications, web-based training and volunteering a minimum of 4 hours of your time weekly are all requirements

Crisis Text Line - Specific community keywords - text service allowing young people to connect with a volunteer crisis responder :
  • Military Families: Text CAFKIDS to 686868 or Facebook Messenger
  • Black Youth: Text RISE to 686868 or Facebook Messenger
  • Inuit Youth: Text INUIT to 686868 or Facebook Messenger
  • First Nations Youth: Text FIRST NATIONS to 686868 or Facebook Messenger
  • M├ętis Youth: Text METIS to 686868 or Facebook Messenger

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