Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of dignified, inclusive, and compassionate mental health and addiction services and programs for racialized communities in Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali,, Caribbean dialects, Dari, Farsi (Persian), Harare, Hindi, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tsonga, Twi, Urdu, Xhosa
Black Youth Helpline (416-285-9944/1-833-294-8650) serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth-specific service
BounceBack Ontario is a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or maybe feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry. Services are available in Arabic.
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture is a community-based organization that helps victims of torture, war, genocide, and crimes against humanity. CCVT provides treatment, tools, and support that allow refugees to heal from trauma and become active community members. Youth Settlement Counselor: 416-363-1066 EXT: 227; Parenting Support: 416-363-1066. Children and Youth Programs Support is available in various languages including Arabic.
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Area provides support in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Family Services of York Region Supported languages Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin/Cantonese, Gujarati, Punjabi
Harriet’s Youth Support Line (1-877-695-2673) is a 24-hour emergency/crisis response line for African, Caribbean, and Black youth. Text messaging is available for young people who do not feel like speaking to someone but still need help.
Hong Fook provides a continuum of mental health services covering the spectrum from “promoting wellness” to “managing illness” in Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, Vietnamese, and English.
Hope for Wellness Helpline (1-855-242-3310) offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers counseling and crisis intervention. Connect to access support via phone or online chat.
ICNA Relief Canada (905-858-1067) provides a non-clinical aspect of counseling to clients in need
Jewish Family and Child Services is a multi-service agency that strengthens and supports individuals, children, families, and communities within Jewish values. Jewish Family and Child Services offers affordable, professional counseling that is confidential and convenient.
JVS Toronto offers individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults addressing symptoms related to mental health such as anxiety, depression, or anger. They also offer to counsel to parents as they strive to provide the best for their children while dealing with their own stressors.
Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual community wellness center advancing the professional practice of psychology rooted in Islamic principles. Khalil Center utilizes faith-based approaches rooted in Islamic theological concepts while integrating the science of psychology toward addressing psychological, spiritual, and communal health
Muslim Family and Child Services (416) 910-1253 is a not-for-profit organization using an integrated network of professional consultants and community support services including crisis intervention
Naseeha (1-866-627-3342) provides an anonymous, non-judgmental, confidential, and toll-free peer support helpline for Muslim and non-Muslim youth experiencing personal challenges. Naseeha’s services are open to all regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, family makeup, social status, income, ability, physical and mental health, and religion.
PCHS – Punjabi Community Health Services offers mental health and addictions, geriatric, settlement, child, youth, and family services. Call 647-237-1137 to speak to a mental health counselor. Councilors from the Muslim faith are on standby to assist.
Pflag York Region (Anonymous Support Line: 1-866-977-3524) is York Region’s LGBTQ2 support, resource, and education network – bringing together all members of the community.
Sikh Family Helpline (1-800-551-9128) is a non-emergency helpline providing support and connecting individuals to service providers in English and Punjabi
SOCH Mental Health aims to empower South Asian community members to recognize and accept mental health as an essential part of their wellness through education, prevention, and building resilience.
TAIBU Community Health Centre provides intersectional, equity-based, and culturally affirming practices for YRDSB students who self-identify as Black, including Individual Therapeutic Counselling with a referral via a school Social Worker or Psychology Services Professional
York Rainbow Support (1-888-967-5542) provides Individual, Couple, and Family counseling services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer & Questioning individuals.
General Supports for Emotional Well-Being (Alphabetized):
310-COPE provides crisis counseling for all. Professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids Help Phone offers support for children and youth. Professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MOBYSS (The Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic) offers a safe space to talk to a medical or mental health professional in a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment. Services are 100% free and confidential with staff who are caring and non-judgemental. A health card is not required and there are no referral requirements.
Victim Services of York Region provides crisis counseling and referrals for longer-term support. Advice and support for families and educators on best practices for providing support can be found here