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Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a free place to call or webchat 24/7 for those under 20 years old who need someone to talk to. They are anonymous and confidential.  Visit their website or call them:

Toll free: 1-800-668-6868

Ombudsman Ontario

Under legislative changes that came into effect on May 1, 2019, the position of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario Child Advocate) was eliminated and investigative work was transferred to the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman has established a unit to oversee children's aid societies, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, youth custody facilities, and the Child and Family Services Review Board. Their team can help with complaints or investigate systemic issues. 

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta informs young people and children about their rights and helps if they feel their rights have been violated or their best interests have not been considered. This site also provides contact information for the advocate's office for guidance and other crisis lines. 

General inquires: (780) 422-6056   
Specialized Advocacy for Young People: (800) 661-3446
Legal Representation for Children and Youth: (800) 890-2020

LGBT Youth Line

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat services. Peer support volunteers are available Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

Call 1-800-268-9688
Text 647-694-4275

First Nations Health Authority Crisis Centre

The BC First Nations Health Authority's crisis centre offers 24/7 distress phone services and web-based chat services. is an internet-based service where youth in distress can connect live, one-on-one with a crisis chat volunteer (noon – 1am, 7 days a week), receive information and be referred to services in their community. is a web-based hotline for adults (25+) in distress where they can access free, confidential, non-judgmental support (noon – 1am, 7 days a week).


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