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Here you will find websites and phone lines that provide resources on various mental and physical health issues and wellness. If you have any suggestions for us on how we can improve our list, please reach out to us using our contact form!

All resource lists are in alphabetical order. Phone lines are identified in green. 

 

By Province/Territory

Phone Lines & Community Resources
AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon

Alberta 24/7 Mental Health Help Line

Phone Number: 1-877-303-2642

 

Alberta Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

 

Youth Law in Alberta

What you’ll find: Accessible FAQ and interpretations of the law as it applies to youth in Alberta. Topics range from: adoption, marriage and sex, alcohol and renting.

BC 211

Phone Number: 2-1-1 24/7

Website: http://www.bc211.ca

What it is: Phone line and website providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC.

 

BC 24/7 Crisis Line

Phone Number: 1-800-784-2433

 

Youth in BC

IM chat from Noon – 1am PST for youth under 25: http://youthinbc.com/

(for those over 25 access same IM service here: http://crisiscentrechat.ca/)

 

BC Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

 

KUU-US Crisis Line (Support for Indigenous Peoples Only)

Phone Number: 1-800-588-8717 

What is it: Offers a non-judgmental approach to listening. For Adults, Elders or Youth. More info can be found at http://www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca/services-programs/24-hour-crisis-line/

 

BC Bereavement and Grief Help Line

Phone Number: 1-877-779-2223 

Online Chat: http://www.bcbereavementhelpline.com/grief/

What is it: BC specific resources and help line. Website includes lots of general information about easing grief, how to seek support, and more.

 

Victim Link BC

Phone Number: 1-800-563-0808 (24/7)

What it is: A toll-free, confidential phone service in 110 languages for BC and the Yukon for survivors of crime and crisis support to survivors of family/sexual violence.

 

What you’ll find: A Vancouver-based mental health care clinic and online website offering support services, recovery and education.

 

What you’ll find: Run by Island Sexual Health on Vancouver Island, BC, this is a website focusing on sexual health information and advice for teens. Resource section has comprehensive resource directory for Vancouver Island and BC teens.

 

What you’ll find: Website all about psychosis, understanding it, decreasing stigma around it, and a great Toolkit to work through. Help links and support resources are specific to British Columbia.

 

What you’ll find: Website with support and information for those experiencing eating disorders. British Columbia specific support resources available.

 

What you’ll find: An interactive BC government website that walks the user through resources they may want for themselves or others. Deals with all sorts of mental health issues and gives great recommendations and resources tailored to specific needs.

 

What you’ll find: PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.

 

What you’ll find: A BC based community organization for LGBTQTS+ folks. Offers support service resources, community event calendars, social groups and more. Really great resource for queer folks living in BC looking to make community.

 

What you’ll find: Great resource for trans people on all aspects of trans identities with emphasis on visual and medical transitioning; includes a glossary, frequently asked questions, and resources. Is BC specific in terms of medical and support resource referrals.

Their page Trans Basics offers a lot of general information on terminology and understanding trans* identities.

Kids Help Line 24/7 Crisis Text Line (Manitoba Only Right Now)

Phone Number: Text CONNECT to 686868. 

More info can be found here.

 

Manitoba Suicide Line 24/7

Phone Number: 1-877-435-7170

 

Manitoba Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 1-888-315-9257

New Brunswick Chimo Helpline 24/7

Phone Number: 1-800-667-5005

 

New Brunswick Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

Mental Health Crisis 24/7

Phone Number: 1-888-737-4668

 

Newfoundland Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

 

What you’ll find: Directory for Newfoundland & Labrador Mental Health Services, as well as information on various Mental Health Issues, Inspiration for coping tools, and more.

NWT Help Line

Phone Number: 1-800-661-0844 (7-11pm MST)

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team 24/7

Phone Number: 1-888-429-8167

 

Nova Scotia Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line 24/7

Phone Number: 1-800-265-3333

Click here for a downloadable, searchable (CNTRL + F) .pdf chart of all Crisis and Counselling Services in Ontario by county area. 

 

Toronto ONLY 24/7 Distress Centre

For Other areas of Ontario see: http://dcontario.org/centres.html

Phone Number: 416-408-4357

 

Ontario Telehealth For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 1-866-797-0000

 

Talk Healing – A Help Line for Aboriginal Women (Northern Ontario only)

Phone Number: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

What is it: 24/7 Phone crisis line. Service in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree. Limited service to Northern Ontario. More info can be found at http://www.talk4healing.com/about/.

 

Youth Line (Ontario Only)

Phone Number: Call: 1-800-268-9688 or Text: 647-694-4275

Online Chat: http://www.youthline.ca

What is it: Chat, text, and IM line. 4:00-9:30pm EST Sunday to Friday. Confidential peer support for LGBTQQ2SI youth in Ontario.

 

What you’ll find: Similar to Youthspace E-Counselling, this website offers free professional counselling to youth in Ontario, as well as resources for youth and their parents.

Island Helpline 24/7

Phone Number: 1-800-218-2885

 

PEI Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

Centre de prevention du suicide de Quebec 24/7

Phone Number: 1-866-277-3553

 

Prévention de Suicide et Soutien

Phone Number: 1-833-456-4566  (24/7)

For More Info: http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/fr/

 

Quebec Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

Saskatchewan Outreach and Support Services 24/7

Phone Number: 1-800-611-6349

 

Saskatchewan Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

 

What you’ll find: A list of resources compiled by the Out Saskatoon organization, which provides community events for LGBTQ folks in Saskatchewan. Includes resources that are not SK specific as well.

Many Rivers Yukon Distress Line

Phone Number: 1-844-533-3030 (7pm-12am PST)

 

Youth in BC

IM chat from Noon – 1am PST for youth under 25: http://youthinbc.com/

(for those over 25 access same IM service here: http://crisiscentrechat.ca/)

 

Yukon Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions

Phone Number: 811

 

Victim Link BC

Phone Number: 1-800-563-0808 (24/7)

What it is: A toll-free, confidential phone service in 110 languages for BC and the Yukon for survivors of crime and crisis support to survivors of family/sexual violence.

 

What you’ll find: Whitehorse-based organization providing drop in and outreach harm reduction, support & counselling services, workshops, & other justice-based resources.

Mental Health & More

Anxiety, Depression & Other Mental Health Issues
GENERALAngerAnxietyAutism Spectrum DisorderBipolar DisorderDepressionDermatillomaniaEating Disorders (Disordered Eating)GriefLonelinessOCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)Personality DisordersSchizophrenia / PsychosisSelf Esteem / Self WorthSubstance AbuseTrichotillomania

What you’ll find: Open support chat rooms based on users’ specific mental health needs. 16+ years.

 

What you’ll find: Great resource on what mental health is, and how to navigate the medical system for mental health issues. Includes comprehensive list of medications, and general advice on health.

 

What you’ll find: Amazing community for people facing any kind of mental illness or disability. Lots of powerful stories in the form on articles on experiences. Very easy to navigate and explore; subject areas are grouped together and A-Z table of contents is very comprehensive.

 

What you’ll find: A list of ideas of how to minimize and control anger. Includes how and when to get help, and long and short term strategies for coping.

What you’ll find: User and youth-friendly site about anxiety, signs, types, reasons and treatments. Goes in-depth into causes of anxiety and has a useful App for Third-Party Support.

 

What you’ll find: A website all about anxiety; this page deals specifically with intrusive thoughts that won’t go away. Includes common recurring thoughts and how to quiet them.

 

What you’ll find: A one-page fact and advice sheet on how to deal with anxious thoughts, as well as how to stop worrying.

 

What you’ll find: Really great walkthrough of an introduction to self care and self help with regards to anxiety.

What you’ll find: Powerful personal stories posted in article or blog post style on living with Autism or having family members with the Disorder.

What you’ll find: Organization dedicated to breaking the stigma around Bipolar Disorder. Lots of information about the Disorder, medication, treatment, and latest research.

 

What you’ll find: A Magazine style website with lots of great information and a support forum. Includes info for kids, relationships, pets, etc.

 

What you’ll find: A personal blog run by a user with Bipolar. Winner of many awards, and the blog posts are archived by content tags on the side for easy perusing.

What you’ll find: Website all about depression, its causes and treatment. Good stigma breaking interactive information.

 

What you’ll find: Website about depression specifically for men. Works to debunk gender myths surrounding mental health. Has personal story section to help with “you’re not alone” feelings.

 

What you’ll find: Interactive, easily accessible “quiz” that guides the user through self-care when they are in a state of executive dysfunction or anxiety.

 

What you’ll find: Website built for understanding and dealing with depression. Lots of informative articles as well as an in-depth workbook to help someone facing depression to find ways of overcoming or dealing with the symptoms.

What you’ll find: One-page short and long term ideas on how to stop skin picking.

 

What you’ll find: One-page site. Great overview of what exactly the condition is, what are the symptoms, how to stop, and reasons it happens.

NEDIC – National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Phone Number: 1-866-633-4220 Canada-wide, Monday to Friday 9am-9pm PST

Online Chat: http://www.nedic.ca/

What is it: Website has information about disordered eating, facts and how to get help. Has a helpline and e-mail support service as well.

 

What you’ll find: Really great in-depth overview of different types of eating disorders, treatment options, general information, and more. Great resource section and links to personal stories and multi-media supports such as videos and more.

 

What you’ll find: Website with general support and information for those experiencing eating disorders.

BC Bereavement and Grief Help Line

Phone Number: 1-877-779-2223

Online Chat: http://www.bcbereavementhelpline.com/grief/

What is it: BC specific resources and help line. Website includes lots of general information about easing grief, how to seek support, and more.

 

What you’ll find: A UK-based website dedicated to helping children through loss. Includes, personal stories, advice, and different art forms like poems.

 

What you’ll find: Website geared at young people who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Information on how to cope, how to move on, and more. Has lots of personal stories, with opportunity to send in your own.

 

What you’ll find: Very in-depth website about miscarriages, carious sources of support and how to seek them out, as well as saying good bye and long-term health. Also includes a section on support for men.

 

What you’ll find: A website to create a free memorial page for people who have passed. Really beautifully done.

What you’ll find: Website that allows the user to blend together ambient sounds for the person soothing soundscape. Good for removing silence and combatting loneliness.

 

What you’ll find: Weekly stories about loneliness written by regular folks. Fun interface allows you to look in at “apartments” to get their stories.

 

What you’ll find: A one-page fact sheet on naming loneliness and finding ways of coping with it.

 

What you’ll find: A one-page advice and idea sheet on remembering the “silver lining” and how to get away from intrusive thoughts of loneliness.

What you’ll find: Website with article-style information on how OCD can impact family, romantic, sexual and friend relationships. Includes information for those on the other side of it, as well.

 

What you’ll find: Website geared at youth with OCD – really good FAQ’s, information and advice. Contains many personal story articles as well as a forum to connect with others.

 

What you’ll find: Great overview of OCD and how it can impact individuals. Easily accessible information makes it easy to read – may be more helpful for those who are just beginning to learn about the disorder or want basic facts.

What you’ll find: A guide to BPD; signs, symptoms, stigma. Very thorough self-help coping section near the bottom of the article.

 

What you’ll find: Also a very good description of BPD, what the symptoms are and what may cause it. Very thorough and informative A-Z style glossary of terms related to BPD.

 

What you’ll find: A brief but informative one-page overview of personality disorders, and the signs and symptoms that someone with a personality disorder may have. As well, discusses the specific sub-types of disorders.

What you’ll find: Website all about psychosis, understanding it, decreasing stigma around it, and more, such a toolkit to download and work through. Help links are specific to BC.

 

What you’ll find: Powerful personal stories posted in article or blog post style on living with Schizophrenia or having family members with it.

What you’ll find: Self-compassion and self-love website discussing how to encorporate self love into every day. Includes lots of guided meditations and mindfulness techniques, as well as practice tips and resources.

What you’ll find: A thorough list of ideas on how to improve self worth and self esteem. Includes an audio version as well.

 

What you’ll find: A website talking about what self loathing is, why it happens, what its symptoms are, and what you can do to turn it around or quiet it to get to self-compassion.

What you’ll find: A very in-depth and helpful website all about addictions, types, causes, symptoms, and how to gear towards recovery.

 

What you’ll find: A non-judgemental website with lots of great info on different legal and illegal substances, and what happens when they are mixed. User can search for different brand names of medication to learn more about them.

 

What you’ll find: Helpful FAQ style sheet focused on what to do if an “adult friend or loved one” has a problem with drugs. Also includes FAQ on personal recovery.

 

What you’ll find: Official website of Narcotics Anonymous Canada, includes lists of meeting groups across the nation.

 

What you’ll find: A website all about why and how to quit smoking cigarettes. Includes information about setbacks and managing cravings.

What you’ll find: One-page site. Great overview of what exactly the condition is, what are the symptoms, how to stop, and reasons it happens.

Suicide or Suicidal Ideation
SuicideCrisis Lines

What you’ll find: Youthspace-made one page resource on how to support others and yourself when dealing with suicide <3

 

What you’ll find: Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Great database of all crisis lines and crisis centers in specific provinces, information on support groups and general information on suicide.

 

What you’ll find: A Canadian website with lots of info on how to deal with your own suicidal thoughts, and how to support someone else with those thoughts.

 

What you’ll find: Website with information, stories and guides that are nicely categorized. User-friendly language that aligns with the Youthspace model of responding to feelings of wanting to die, safety planning, and more.

Find Phone Numbers and Community Resources in the first tab at the top of this page.

Self Harm
Self Harm
    Skin Pick
  • Apple & Android
  • Easy to use tracking app for derma- and tricho- tillomania. Has an option to send reports to GP.
    Calm Harm
  • Apple & Android
  • Illustrated characters give activity ideas based on needs such as "comfort, release, etc" to prevent self-harm.

What you’ll find: A list of things to do instead of cutting under the categories of: displacement, reinforcing, physical, creative, comforting, fun, constructive, inspiring, and with another person.

 

What you’ll find: Youthspace-made one page resource on how to support others and yourself when dealing with self harm behavior <3

 

What you’ll find: Talks broadly as well as in depth about self harm, causes, risks. Lots of ideas on coping techniques that don’t actively harm yourself.

 

What you’ll find: Really fantastic and in depth website on self injury . Includes a support forum and many FAQs, including advice on hiding scars and administering first aid.

 

What you’ll find: A long(er) read to distract and send a loving message to those considering self injury, from the lifeSIGNS network.

 

What you’ll find: Very clear overview of self harm topics. Has info, stories and guides categorized neatly into different sections. Uses less formal language and fits Youthspace language nicely. Has info on support services, dealing with scars and supporting others.

Self Care, Distractions and Coping Tools
Distractions – Readings and MusingsDistractions - GamesDistractions - ArtsyMindfulnessMood TrackingRadical Self-Care

What you’ll find: Artist posts funny drawings on Instagram about living with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Good for “I’m not alone” feelings.

 

What you’ll find: Tons of articles and pictures of all kinds of things, from cute to inspirational. Can have some more adult language, so may be better for older youth.

 

What you’ll find: A list of things to do instead of cutting under the categories of: displacement, reinforcing, physical, creative, comforting, fun, constructive, inspiring, and with another person.

 

What you’ll find: PDF self-made zine style workbook on self care around mental health. Really great project to work on for a distraction from the moment, and may help organize thoughts and do future self care.

 

What you’ll find: Artist posts little drawings of various animals/things saying positive things.

 

What you’ll find: A list of fun or calming one-purpose websites.

 

What you’ll find: A site full of riddles from easy to hard to distract and get the mind working/focusing on something new.

What you’ll find: Lots and lots of jigsaw puzzles with all sorts of designs and levels of difficulty. Really great distraction.

 

What you’ll find: create and build new elements by combining various items. From earth to humans and space see if you can make them all

 

What you’ll find: Lots of cute mini flash games to spend hours just trying to achieve different game goals.

 

What you’ll find: challenge yourself to fill 66.7% of the screen while little balls bounce around the screen trying to stop you. The more you succeed the more balls are added to the mix. A little challenging and a little mindless, a good mix.

 

What you’ll find: Some detailed colouring pages to fill in with any colour of your choice to create a unique masterpiece

 

What you’ll find: Some detailed colouring pages to fill in, print, or even create your own.

 

What you’ll find: A creative space to use “sand” to build pictures or colourful sand-mountains.

 

What you’ll find: Simple website that allows you to create images using mirrored lines. Beautiful and calming art work created.

    Lull
  • Apple only
  • Tool to reset anxious breathing. The user puts phone on stomach, listens to audio waves and breathes along with the waves
    Breathr
  • Apple & Android
  • Split into two parts: Learn & Practice for meditation and mindful breathing. Includes techniques, guided meditations, and in depth advice.
    Headspace
  • Apple & Android
  • Well designed app walks you through how to meditate, and then produces 10 days of free tailored meditations.
    Insight Timer
  • Apple & Android
  • Largest library of free guided and timed meditations, including.
    Stop, Breathe, Think
  • Apple & Android
  • Tailored meditations and mindfulness exercises based on current moods and feelings. Includes a mood tracker and option for social sharing.

What you’ll find: Basic and easy to follow guide to meditation. Has a few self-guided and pre-recorded breathing/meditation practices.

 

What you’ll find: Website that allows the user to blend together ambient sounds for the person soothing soundscape. Good for removing silence and combatting loneliness.

 

What you’ll find: List of the best guided meditations to help fall sleep curated by the website. Gives a link to the video as well as a short description of what to expect.

 

What you’ll find: Website that tells you to do nothing for two minutes but relax, not touch your keyboard or mouse, and listen to the waves it plays in the background. Great for taking a break.

 

What you’ll find: Put an anxious thought on a star and watch it fade away. An auditory and visual meditation for anxiety.

 

  • Breathing Gifs

Gif 1  – expanding and compressing shape

Gif 2  – lines that expand into a star and back into lines

Gif 3  – a circle expanding and contracting

Gif 4  – a ball rolling down a line and then up a chain

Gif 5  – a ball rolling down a squiggly line and onto a cloud

    Catch It
  • Apple & Android
  • Thought logger with 3 steps: catch it; check it; change it, to consider thoughts out of context. Locks with a pin for security.
    Mood Panda
  • Apple & Android
  • Mood tracker with blog tools and social sharing - can contrast your mood to global moods.

What you’ll find: PDF of a easily readable and understandably sectioned zine on Self Care and self love. Includes suggestions for self care and feeling better, as well as personal stories of self love and struggle through mental health and self loathing. Focuses mainly on women.

 

What you’ll find: Self-compassion and self-love website discussing how to encorporate self love into every day. Includes lots of guided mediations and mindfulness techniques, as well as practice tips and resources.

 

What you’ll find: An in depth and easily readable blog post on how to practice Emotional First Aid when in crisis or in moments of fight or flight.

 

What you’ll find: Interactive “quiz” that guides the user through self-care when they are in a state of executive dysfunction or anxiety.

 

What you’ll find: Awesome new website that has many useful and interactive tools; such as a mood tracking program, a CBT program, assessments and other self-help exercises. Has places to share your story and read others’.

 

 

 

2) Abuses and Bullying
BullyingEmotional AbusePhysical AbuseSexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

What you’ll find: Problem solving focus on cyberbullying and suggestions on what to do if it happens to you.

 

What you’ll find: Great info website on how to identify bullying, as well as focused areas: what to do if you’re being bullied, what to do if your friend is being bullied, what to do if you’re a parent. The reporting tool only works for BC and is open on school days only.

 

What you’ll find: Walks through what to do about sexual cyberbullying (or spread of pictures or videos without consent), and all the emotional ways it can affect youth. Has legal help and information for friends and parents on how to support youth in crisis.

 

What you’ll find: Fact sheets centered on violence, bullying, (internet) safety etc.

What you’ll find: Describes different types of emotional abuse and what they look like – good for identifying emotional abuse if someone is unsure if they are being abused.

What you’ll find: Site with blog post style articles about physical violence and management.

What you’ll find: Database of Anti-Violence, rape crisis and transitional support centers by Province and City.

 

What you’ll find: Fact sheets on sexualized violence, assault, consent, stalking, and other sexualized violence issues. Great overview of all the issues and facts about them. Debunks myths about consent and rape culture.

 

What you’ll find: Site with coping tips and advice on what to do if someone is being sexually harassed online, or if sexually explicit videos or photos are being shared without consent.

 

What you’ll find: A free, downloadable and printable coloring and activity book for survivors and allies of survivors of sexualized violence. Really great method of coping with powerful messages of support and strength.

 

3) BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)
Resources for Black PeopleResources for Indigenous PeoplesResources for People of Color

What you’ll find: Site describing the activism of (predominantly black and of color folks) and their resistance to racially motivated police violence. Includes legal resources specific to Ontario, love letters, statements of solidarity.

 

What you’ll find: Informative site describing history of Black people in Canada and what often gets left out of state-dictated history books. Includes resources for students and teachers.

Hope For Wellness Indigenous Peoples’ Helpline

Phone Number: 1-855-242-3310

What is it: 24/7 Crisis and Emotional Support Helpline. No age restrictions, service across Canada. For Indigenous Peoples only. Chat Service available (unknown hours) at https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/.

 

KUU-US Crisis Line (BC Only)

Phone Number: 1-800-588-8717

What is it: BC specific crisis line. Offers a non-judgmental approach to listening. For Adults, Elders or Youth. More info can be found at http://www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca/services-programs/24-hour-crisis-line/

 

Native Youth Crisis Hotline

Phone Number: 1-877-209-1266

What is it: Crisis and referral service for self-identified Indigenous youth.

 

Talk Healing – A Help Line for Aboriginal Women (Northern Ontario only)

Phone Number: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

What is it: 24/7 Phone crisis line. Service in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree. Limited service to Northern Ontario. More info can be found at http://www.talk4healing.com/about/.  

 

What you’ll find: A website geared towards youth that wish to get more connected or involved with their specific culture. Lots of supportive suggestions, videos, and resources.

 

What you’ll find: Culturally specific information on health, wellness, health benefits, FNHA programs, and more. Includes some resource referral, mostly BC specific.

 

What you’ll find: Culturally specific information on suicide for indigenous youth. Includes personal stories, suicide FAQs and resources. Has not been updated in a while.

 

What you’ll find: Comprehensive website for Indigenous Youth looking for resources on sexual health, safe sex, Two-Spirit identity. Has resources on harm reduction, reproductive health, Indigenous feminisms and masculinities, and culturally safe sex education. Really great resource section.

 

What you’ll find: Map of Friendship Centers across Canada, especially for off-reserve service delivery. Could be outdated.

 

What you’ll find: A website for Native youth, by Native youth. Great articles, peer support videos on a multitude of issues that can either specifically relate to being Indigenous, or not.

What you’ll find: A breakdown of what racism can look like, and what legal rights and laws are surrounding racism and anti-racist resistance. Includes pages for educators, for employers, and for youth.

LGBTQ+
Resources for Lesbian FolksResources for Gay FolksResources for Bisexual FolksResources for Transgender FolksResources for All Queer Folks and Other Identities

What you’ll find: Database of resources and online forums for survivors of sexualized violence. Specifically targeted at lesbian women, with a small focus on bisexual women as well.

What you’ll find: Really great sex-positive website exploring gay male sexuality and having the sex that you and your partner want. In-depth resources exploring sexual health, protection, STI and HIV testing, and kinks. Extensive list of resources local to Ontario.

What you’ll find: Engaging article on the problems of identifying as bisexual, including bi visibility and facing discrimination in queer communities.

 

What you’ll find: “Ask Alice” style engaging article on bisexuality and what feeling more sexual or emotional attraction towards one gender over another can look like. Contains in-article resource links as well.

 

What you’ll find: A website completely dedicated to bisexual identities. Contains blog posts, resource links, FAQs, personal stories and an opportunity to share your own story online as well.

Trans Lifeline

Phone Number: 1-877-330-6366

Online Chat: http://www.translifeline.org/

What is it: A hotline staffed by trans people for trans people.

What you’ll find: Article on being unsure about gender, what to do, and how to be okay about uncertainty. Lists ideas on how to support yourself, do self-care, or how to reach out for support from others.

 

What you’ll find: Great resource for trans people on all aspects of trans identities with emphasis on visual and medical transitioning; includes a glossary, frequently asked questions, and resources. Is BC specific in terms of medical and support resource referrals.

Their page Trans Basics offers a lot of general information on terminology and understanding trans* identities.

 

What you’ll find: Contains many links to interesting online resources, a few blog posts, and already set-up online communities on Facebook. A non-profit offering online support for people questioning their gender or in the process of transitioning. Many resources are USA specific and support currently only set up for FTM.

Kids Help Phone

Phone Number: 1-800-668-6868

Online Chat: https://kidshelpphone.ca/

What is it: 24/7 phone and chatline for kids and youth in Canada. Service in English and French. More info, FAQs and resources on https://kidshelpphone.ca/search?keys=LGBTQ

 

Youth Line (Ontario Only)

Phone Number: 1-800-268-9688 or Text: 647-694-4275

Online Chat: http://www.youthline.ca

What is it: 4:00-9:30pm EST Sunday to Friday. Confidential peer support for LGBTQQ2SI youth in Ontario.

 

What you’ll find: Great website for those exploring Asexuality. Comprehensive FAQ section. Hosts active community forums as well.

 

What you’ll find: Community oriented forum for LGBTQ folks. Oriented at youth who want to share stories and chat about topics both related and not to their identities.

 

What you’ll find: A great diagram style resource on gender, sexuality, and sexual/romantic attraction.

 

What you’ll find: The site’s purpose is to communicate to LGBTQ youth around the world that life gets better down the road. Includes many inspiring messages of hope in the form of videos and blog posts.

 

What you’ll find: Comprehensive fact sheet on why, when, and how to come out. Contains useful tips and further resources.

5) Other
For ParentsGeneral Life SkillsLegalSchool HelpWork

What you’ll find: Information for parents on different types of anxiety found in children; includes causes, treatments and how to involve educators and schools.

What you’ll find: Website discussing many life skills needed to “adult”, such as doing taxes, watching credit, etc. BC based website so includes BC specific information and links.

What you’ll find: Website outlining what to do, legally, in cases such as Sexual Assault, Renting, Work, etc. PLEASE NOTE: the website has a very loud sound of a woman speaking that starts as soon as you open the site.

 

What you’ll find: Supports legal rights of LGBTQ folks in Canada. With an especial focus on serving youth, has a phone service as well.

What you’ll find: Info and ideas on how to study, what to expect when starting college/university and how to deal with exam stress, etc.

 

What you’ll find: A directory for websites that offer Free Open Online Courses on multiple topics and areas.

Key-Words: Free Education, Online Courses, Directory

 

What you’ll find: Step-by-step math help for questions and also based on mathematical subject area.

What you’ll find: Federal database for job searches, resources and information to help support someone looking for work. Also information on things like Employment Insurance, CCTB, etc.

 

What you’ll find: Website with video episodes of individuals in various career positions performing typical daily tasks, with interviews about their experiences. Adjustable search lets you tailor your results.

6) Physical Health
Different AbilitiesGeneral Physical HealthSleep Issues

What you’ll find: Expansive website that promotes those with different abilities to be as active in life as they want to be. Topics include: relationships, employment, sex and love, travel, etc.

 

What you’ll find: Amazing community for people facing any kind of mental illness or disability. Lots of powerful stories in the form on articles on experiences. Very easy to navigate and explore; subject areas are grouped together and A-Z table of contents is very comprehensive.

Provincial Nurse Lines For Non-Emergency Health Questions

BC, AB, SK, QC, NB, NS, NL, PEI: 811

Manitoba Health Line: 1-888-315-9257

Ontario Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000

 

Poison Control: 1-800-567-8911

What you’ll find: Very broad and in-depth information about all types of health concerns. Has some BC specific information and resources, but focuses mostly on symptoms and differentiation.

 

What you’ll find: A website dedicated to all aspects of health. Has three site sections: for parents, teens and kids. Many articles are reviewed by doctors, so has very solid and thorough information.

 

What you’ll find: Fact sheet and ideas on how to increase physical activity to lower depression symptoms. Has lots of resources on ways to start easing into being active, and ideas on what sorts of sports or activities to try out.

What you’ll find: Articles on how to increase the quality of your sleep, as well as explanations about what sleep hygiene is, how sleep works, and much more.

 

What you’ll find: A PDF information sheet containing tips and suggestions on how to improve sleep hygiene, quality of sleep and ultimately getting deeper restful sleeps.

 

What you’ll find: 10 tips on how to beat insomnia.

 

What you’ll find: Good general source on what sleep problems are, and ideas/tips on what to do about them. Focuses on being in school/university.

7) Relationships
Dating + Sexual/Romantic RelationshipsFamilySupporting Others

What you’ll find: Fact sheets on violence within dating and intimate relationships. Also has information on different types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual) and information on different ways to seek help.

 

What you’ll find: PDF tip sheet on how to heal from heartbreak. In depth and easy to read.

 

What you’ll find: Good informative site for navigating dating, flirting, and hooking up. Great overall sexual health and relationship website.

What you’ll find: A website to help families deal with family breakups. Has specific portals based on: province/age/relationship. Discusses emotions, laws, changes that are inevitable, etc.

What you’ll find: Organized website outlining how to talk to those in your life about potential drug/alcohol misuse/addiction. Helpful tips and resources as well.

 

What you’ll find: Website on understanding different mental illnesses and how they may affect those you know. Good tips and techniques on how to talk to people who are feeling anxious, low, or depressed.

 

What you’ll find: Youthspace-made one page resource on how to support others and yourself when dealing with self harm behavior <3

 

What you’ll find: Lots of info on how to support someone having suicidal thoughts, including how to keep them safe and how to talk to them.

 

What you’ll find: How to support yourself and a friend through making decisions. Puts emphasis on why it’s important to set boundaries and take care of yourself when taking care of others.

 

What you’ll find: One-page website on understanding suicide, what are signs to look for, and what to do if someone is suicidal and needs support. Great balance of length and depth. Also speaks to suicide in the elderly and teens.

 

What you’ll find: Youthspace-made one page resource on how to support others and yourself when dealing with suicide <3

 

What you’ll find: Great website outlining what to say when you have a friend that’s depressed or has low mood, or how to talk to them about it: as well, things not to say.

10) Sexuality and Sexual Health
SexualitySexual Health

What you’ll find: A great diagram style resource on gender, sexuality, and sexual/romantic attraction.

 

What you’ll find: Really fantastic website with many comprehensive articles on sex, sexuality, STI’s, sexual self-esteem, abuse, relationships, etc. Includes a forum where users can send in questions and have them answered by ‘sexperts’.

 

What you’ll find: Good overall resource on sex and relationships. Good introductory resource about sex and information on what to expect “the first time”, how to know if you’re ready for sex, emotions post sex, etc.

What you’ll find: Website dedicated to sexual safety and birth control. Everything to know about staying safe while having sex.

 

What you’ll find: Sexual Health advice and articles on pretty much any question or issue. Website in general great overall for sex and relationship advice.

 

What you’ll find: A sexual health education website by teens for teens.

 

What you’ll find: Well-researched and comprehensive health information and resources on just about every important sex-related topic. Tone of website focuses on sex-positivity and breaking stigma about talking about sex and sexual health. Has an ask-a-doctor column and provincial listings for healthcare providers.

 

What you’ll find: Overall good sexual health and relationship information website. Easily accessible facts about gender, sex, birth control and more.

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