Phone numbers, live chat, and text services
Talk 4 Healing
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
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
Web & online chat: http://www.youthline.ca
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.
Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
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
Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse Centre
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)
Timmins & Area Women in Crisis
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
Kids Help Phone
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
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.
Text (mobile): 741 741
Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres, list of provincial services:
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.