Find a DCO Member Centre near you


LGBT Youth Line

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

Text: 647-694-4275
Email: askus@youthline.ca.
Website: https://www.youthline.ca/

Durham Region

Distress Centre Durham

Distress line: 905-430-2522
Toll free: 1-800-452-0688
Business line: 905-430-3511

Website: www.distresscentredurham.com

306 Brock St N.
Whitby, ON L1N 4H7

Greater Dufferin Area

Telecheck Dufferin


Calls are delivered each day, 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Website: www.headwatershealth.ca

25 Centennial Road, Unit 1
Orangeville, ON L9W 1R1

Halton Region

Distress Centre Halton

Call any of the toll-free numbers any time you need to talk. Available 24/7, 365 days a year. Text to Chat coming soon.

Oakville: 905-849-4541
Burlington: 905-681-1488
Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211

Website: www.dchalton.ca

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties

Distress Centre Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville

(613) 345-1290
Toll free: (866) 544-5614

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8AM to 4PM.

Website: https://www.developmentalservices.com

Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville
61 King Street East.
Brockville, ON. K6V 1B2


Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

Distress line: 613-544-1771
Business Line: (613)-531-8529

Call distress line anytime from 6:00pm – 2:00am.

Website: https://telephoneaidlinekingston.com/

Nunavut / Kamatsiaqtut

Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline

Distress line: 876-979-3333
Toll free: 1-800-265-3333

Call 24 hours a day. Every day. Helpline services are available in English, Inuktitut, and French.

Website: http://nunavuthelpline.ca


Telecare Distress Centre of Peterborough

Crisis Line: 705-745-2273
Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call the above number.

Website: https://www.telecarepeterborough.org/ 

Niagara Region

Distress Centre Niagara

Distress lines:

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls And Area: 905-688-3711
Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area: 905-734-1212
Fort Erie and Area: 905-382-0689
Grimsby, West Lincoln: 905-563-6674

Available 24/7.

Website: https://distresscentreniagara.com

Northern Ontario

Talk 4 Healing (Beendigen Inc)

Distress line: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
Toll free: 1-888-200-9997
Thunder Bay: 807-346-HELP (4357)

Languages: offers services in 14 languages all across Ontario such as English, Ojibway, Oji-cree, and Cree.

Toll free lines are open 24/7 to provide support during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Website: https://www.talk4healing.com/

Guelph Wellington

Compass Community Services (formerly Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington)

Telephone Support: 519-821-3760
Toll free: 1-888-821-3760
LGBTQ+ Support line: 226-669-3760

The TeleConnect line can also be reached at the same numbers above.

Website: https://compasscs.org/ 

20 Shelldale Cres.
Guelph, ON N1H 1C8

Ottawa & Region

Distress Centre Ottawa & Region

Ottawa 24/7 Distress Line: 613-238-3311
Ottawa 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-722-6914
Toll free: 1-866-996-0991 

Chat & Text, 10am-11pm: 343-306-5550

Services are available in English and French.

Website: www.dcottawa.on.ca

Peel Region

Victim Services Peel Region

Crisis Line: 905-568-1068

Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call the above number.

Services are available in English and French.

Website: https://vspeel.org/ 

7750 Hurontario Street
Brampton, ON
L6V 3W6

Sarnia Lambton

Family Counselling Centre Sarnia-Lambton

Phone: 519-336-0120
Distress Line (24 hours): 519-336-3000
Toll free: 1-888-DISTRES (1-888-347-8738)

Regular business hours are Mon., Tues., and Fri. 9:00a.m – 5:00 p.m; Wed. & Thurs. 9:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 24/7 help for distress line.

Website: https://www.familycounsellingctr.com/

1086 Modeland Rd 2nd floor building 1030
Sarnia, ON N7S 6L2

Welcome To Distress And Crisis Ontario

If you are in distress, crisis, or are experiencing suicidal ideation...

ONTX is here to help and support you.

For support over text, text SUPPORT to 258258

Available from 2PM - 2AM daily, standard text messaging rates apply


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