Ontario Support Services

Phone numbers, live chat, and text services

Talk 4 Healing

talk 4 healing logo

Available to all Aboriginal women living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, throughout Northern Ontario. Services are provided by and for Aboriginal women. Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and provides services in English, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, and Cree.

Phone: 1 855 554 HEAL


Youth Line

LGBT youthline logo

Peer support for 2SLGBTQ youth in Ontario (text, online chat, email and phone). Not a crisis line but does refer to other lines and is survivor-centric. Phone number is confidential and anonymous; will not show up on phone bill. Support offered Sunday – Friday from 4PM – 9PM EST.

Phone toll-free: 1-800-268-9688
Text: 647-694-4275
Web & online chat: http://www.youthline.ca


Trans Lifeline

trans lifeline support

Phone-only, intended for trans, questioning, and Two-Spirit and trans-identified people experiencing crisis or references to services. Only contacts emergency services with the caller’s consent.

Phone: 1-877-330-6366
Web: http://www.translifeline.org/


Kenora Sexual Assault Centre

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre Logo

Provides feminist resources and support, including Anishinaabe-specific counselling (mostly in-person). 24-hour crisis line available throughout the 807 area code.

Phone – 1-807-468-7233 and 1-800-565-6161
(crisis lines)
Web: http://www.kenorasexualassaultcentre.ca/contact-page/


Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse Centre

sexual Abuse Centre Thunderbay logo

Provides help, counselling, support, and information for women and men over the age of 14 who have experienced sexual assault, abuse, or harassment at any time in their lives.

Phone – 1-807-344-4502 (24-hour crisis line)
Web: http://www.tbsasa.org/


Timmins & Area Women in Crisis

timmins Area Support Centre logo

Provides Aboriginal programming, a 24-hour crisis line, and a variety of other in-person services. Women-centered programming. 24-hour crisis line is confidential and toll-free.

Phone – 1-877-268-8380 (toll-free) or 705-268-8380
Web: http://www.tawc.ca/index.php/get-help/24-hour-crisis-line


Kids Help Phone

kids help phone logo

Kids Help Phone provides free and confidential 24/7 counselling and information service for young people in Canada.

Phone toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Web & live chat:


Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services

Ontario Coaltion Rape Crisis Centres logo

Confidential providers are available to chat and text regarding all issues related to distress, crisis, and suicidal thoughts. Provides referrals to regional crisis lines throughout the province (Talk 4 Healing in Northern Ontario) Available from 2PM – 2AM EST daily.


Web: http://dcontario.org/ontx.html

Text (mobile): 741 741

Info: http://www.dcontario.org/PDF/ONTX_information.pdf

Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres, list of provincial services:


Supplementary Resources

List of resources and strategies from Manitoba for addressing domestic violence and healthy relationships, with Indigenous and Two-Spirit inclusivity:

Familes in TRANSition, a resource guide for familes of trans youth:

Supporting LGBT Survivors of Sexual Assault: http://www.calcasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/LGBT-Survivors.pdf

Queer and Trans* Survivors of Sexual Violence:  Barriers to Accessing Justice. Basic information with a legal focus, provided by the Ontario Women’s Justice Network. http://owjn.org/owjn_2009/component/content/article/42-queer-and-trans-women/384-queer-trans-sexual-violence

A large number of tool kits, guides, and publications on supporting trans folks:

Resource list, including: Domestic violence: A resource for trans people, Safe and Caring Schools for Two-Spirit Youth, and Sex Ed and Youth: Colonization, Sexuality, and Communities of Colour. http://chewproject.ca/resources/

Resource list, including: Suicide Prevention and Two-Spirited People. http://www.twospiritmanitoba.ca/resources.html

A list of resources for 2SLGBTQ people, mostly publications/toolkits/guides. Not Indigenous-specific.

Infographics that can be printed and shared. Provides resources on trans allyship and issues facing trans communities:

Basic glossary of terms related to genderqueer, non-binary identities. Non-Indigenous, limited understanding of Two-Spirit issues. http://genderqueerid.com/gq-terms

Basic information on trans* issues and suggestions on allyship:


Rainbow Health Ontario Resource Database:
Comprehensive list of resources devoted to 2SLGBTQ health in Ontario.


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