Crisis, Trauma and Counselling Resources

24-Hour Crisis Line “The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape provides a free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week crisis line service. The Crisis Line is a private and confidential crisis intervention / support service.” “Call 416-597-8808”

Anishnawbe Health Toronto‘s mission is “to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model.”

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. We recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.” “Helpline, free at 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868.”

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime maintains an extensive links page of additional resources.

Toronto Distress Centre “Distress Line 416-408-HELP (4357) Distress Centre’s trained volunteers provide telephone support for individuals experiencing emotional distress, marginalization, social isolation and those who may require crisis intervention and suicide/family violence intervention services.”

Gerstein Crisis Centre is a “24-hour community based crisis service for adults 16+ in the City of Toronto, who are dealing with a serious mental health issue, concurrent or substance use issue and are currently in crisis.” “Crisis Workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 416-929-5200.”

Sherbourne Health Centre’s Counselling Services “is committed to providing specialized mental health counselling services and groups that empower LGBTQ people.”

Permission has been provided by various social service organizations to share the following trauma resources freely. They are geared primarily towards service providers but they include valuable information about trauma, support and resilience:

Trauma Toolkit
Psychological First Aid Workbook
Psychological First Aid Guide