Through An Aboriginal Lens

Support

Kids Help Phone (Canada wide)

1-800-668-6868
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
www.kidshelpphone.ca

  • Phone Counselling
  • Web Counselling
  • For ages 5 – 20 years old
  • Free 24/7
  • Anonymous & Confidential

Youth Against Violence Line (BC wide)

1-800-680-4264
Text 604-836-6381 24 hours a day, 7 days a week www.youthagainstviolenceline.com

  • If you're in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, call or text. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous - they don't have call display.
  • Free 24/7
  • Anonymous & Confidential
  • Parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others can also call for information about youth-related resources.

Motherisk Helpline (Canada wide)

1-877-439-2744
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each of Canada's time zones

  • For information about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease and infections, and everyday exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
  • Confidential
  • Free

Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline (Canada wide)

1-877-327-4636
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each of Canada's time zones

  • For information about the fetal effects of alcohol, nicotine and drugs like marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy.
  • Confidential
  • Free

The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service (BC wide)

Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382, BC: 1-800-663-1441
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Worried about drug and alcohol use? Whether it’s for yourself or someone you care about, you can call us for information, options and support
  • Can refer to a full range of counselling and treatment services across BC.
  • Free 24/7
  • Confidential

VictimLink BC (Available across BC and Yukon)

1-800-563-0808
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
www.victimlinkbc.ca

  • Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
  • Free 24/7
  • Confidential

Indian Residential School Survivors Crisis Line (Canada wide)

1 866-925-4419
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Phone Counselling for Indian Residential School Survivors and their families
  • Free 24/7
  • Anonymous & Confidential
  • Non-judgmental
  • Knowledgeable about the history of Indian Residential School

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (BC wide)

1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the number above.
  • Confidential
  • Free 24/7

  • Mental Health Support
    310-6789 (area code not required)
  • Confidential
  • Free 24/7

  • Senior’s Distress Line
    604-872-1234
  • Confidential
  • Free 24/7

Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre (BC wide)

1-877-392-7583
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre works to end all forms of violence against women
  • Provides all women who have experienced any form of sexualized violence with support and healing, and engages with youth to develop leadership for prevention of future violence.
  • Confidential
  • Free 24/7