Marit Stiles MPP for Davenport

Government of Ontario

Supports for those experiencing crisis and requiring emotional support

Distress centres and hotlines for those needed support in a crisis.


If you are in immediate danger, dial 911

  • Distress Centre of Greater Toronto 


24/7 emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention. Translation is available in many languages for crisis calls.

Call: 416-408-4357, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Text: 45645 between 4pm and midnight


  • Kids Help Phone


24/7, national support service offering professional counselling, confidential information, referrals, and text-based support to young people

Call: 1-800-668-6969 or text CONNECT to 686868, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


  • Gerstein Crisis Centre


24-hour community-based crisis services for adults 16+ who are dealing with mental health, concurrent, or substance use issues and are currently in crisis.

Telephone crisis line, mobile crisis team, community-based crisis beds, short term follow-up support, and referrals to other services.

Call 416-929-5200, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Translation in many languages is available. 


  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline 


24/7 crisis counselling hotline for women facing or who have experienced abuse. Provides counselling, emotional support, information, and referrals

Crisis Line: 416-863-0511

TTY: 416-364-8762

Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511

Toll-free TTY: 1-866-7868


  • Senior Safety Line (SSL)


Support for older adults who are being abused or at-risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services.