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Kids Help Line anywhere in Canada
Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour,
bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for
children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate,
caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the
The service is completely, anonymous
and confidential - we don't trace calls, we don't use call display. You
don't even have to tell us your name if you don't want to.
Courtenay Crossroads Crisis Centre (24 hours)
Mission Youth Crisis Line (24
Central Vancouer Island Crisis
(24 hours): in Nanaimo dial 754-4447, in Cowichan dial 748-1133, in District
69 dial 248-3111
Vancouver Crisis Center - 24
Victoria NEED Crisis & Info Line
(24 hours) 386-6323
Kootenay Region Crisis Line
Northern BC Teen Crisis Line
1-800-564-8336, in Prince George dial 564-8336
Covenant House Toronto
Covenant House Vancouver
If you are in trouble and need a safe place
to stay, Covenant House is located at 20 Gerrard Street East in downtown
Toronto. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can call us toll free at
from anywhere in Canada.
A child is anyone
under the age of 19. Abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual. Abuse can
be abandonment, desertion, neglect, ill-treatment, or failure to meet the
physical, emotional needs or medical needs of a child. Abuse can be stopped.
the Clock Help
When it concerns
abuse, anyone can call the Helpline for Children ... anytime, day or night.
Simply dial "310-1234 (no area
End of the Line
There is always a
social worker at the end of the telephone willing to listen, someone to take
action, someone who cares. Just reach for the Helpline. Anyone can call.
We Are Responsible
If you are aware
of a possible case of child abuse, you are required by provincial law to
contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Your immediate
action can prevent further child abuse and help the family. As long as your
report is made in good faith, you are not liable for any loss or damage.
Your call can help stop child abuse.