Resources

Please use these resources to locate crisis, distress, and support lines, counselling and peer support resources, parenting resources, and free mindfulness meditation apps.

Canada Wide Crisis Lines 

  1. Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Services: 1-888-617-7715 (toll-free)

  2. Canada Services Canada: 1-733-456-4566 (toll-free) crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

  3. Kids Help Phone: Call: 1-800-668-6868 Text: CONNECT to 686868 kidshelpphone.ca

  4. First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: Toll free: 1-855-242-331*services available in English & French, and upon request in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktut

Canada Wide Parenting Resources

  1. Canadian Government Parenting Resources and Support: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/parent/parenting-resources-support (​Provides resources where parents may find support and answers to questions that are frequently asked when bringing up children and youth.)​​

  2. COVID-19 Support for Parents: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/resources-parents-children.html

Alberta Resources

Provincial Crisis Lines & Services

Mental Health Help Line

  • Toll free: 1-877-303-2642

  • The Mental Help Line is a 24-hour, 7 day a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns

Distress Line Edmonton Region

  • Toll free Northern Alberta: 1-800-232-7288

  • Crisis 24 hours Edmonton: 780-482-HELP (4357)

Distress and Suicide Prevention Line of Southwestern Alberta

  • Toll Free: 1-888-787-2880

  • Crisis 24 hours for Lethbridge and area 403-327-7905

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre

  • Toll free: 1-866-594-0533

  • The Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre (DMSCC) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing emergency shelter and support for women, with or without children, who are fleeing domestic violence, or who are in life crisis

Wood Homes

  • Toll free: 1-800-563-6106

  • Crisis 24 hours local: 403-299-9699

  • Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre based in Calgary, AB. Programs include 24/7 crisis counselling via telephone/text/live chat and mobile response, as well as no charge/walk-in counselling for families, couples and individuals.

Counselling and Peer Support

Walk in Counselling Services

Community Counselling Centre

  • Phone: 780-482-3711

  • Offers sliding-scale, affordable counselling in Edmonton. Once your phone intake is complete your counsellor will call you to book your first session within 24 hours.

Calgary Counselling Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary

Manitoba Resources

Provincial Crisis Lines & Services

Counselling and Peer Support

Klinic Crisis Line (24/7)

  • Phone: (204) 786-8686

  • Toll free: 1-888-322-3019

Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7)

Crisis Response Centre

  • Mobile crisis service: 204-940-1781

  • Community intake: 204-788-8330

  • 817 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg MB

  • The CRC is open 24/7 for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mobile Crisis Service

  • Winnipeg Mobile Crisis Service:

  • Phone: 204-940-1781

  • WRHA Mobile Crisis Service TTY Deaf Access:

  • Phone: 204-779-8902

  • The Mobile Crisis Service assists individuals experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis, including persons with a co-occurring mental health/substance use disorder.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Community Mental Health Services

Aulneau Renewal Centre

  • Phone: 204-947-7090 (French-English bilingual)

  • Website: www.aulneau.com

  • Providing wellness checks related to COVID-19 anxiety via a counsellor. No charge.

  • Sliding scale counselling also available

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

  • Phone: 204-477-1123 

  •  Website: fgwrc.ca  

  • Individual and group counselling services in Winnipeg. One-time counselling for assessment, by appointment only. No charge.

Family Dynamics

  • Phone: 204-947-1401

  • Behaviour support, counselling, family support for refugees, & in-home family support.

Family Dynamics In Home Family Support/Respite

  • Intake line: call 204-947-1401 and ask to speak with someone in the In-Home Family Support Program

Free Mindfulness Apps

Insight Timer: Mindfulness meditations and soothing background music, meditations available in 42 languages.

Stop, Breathe, Think: 34 free meditations and a kid’s friendly version available.

Smiling Mind: Mindfulness meditations for children and adults.

Calm in the Storm: Iphones only.