If you need support, the following services are available:


  • Available: 24/7/365

  • A telephone helpline (call 2-1-1) and website ( that provides information on and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services

  • Provides interpreters in over 150 languages

Crisis Text Line

  • Available: 24/7/365

  • A free, nationwide texting service (text 686868) that pairs people across Canada with trained Crisis Responders to help them move from a hot moment to a cool calm

  • Operates in English and French

Telehealth Ontario Breastfeeding Hotline

  • Available: 24/7/365

  • A telephone helpline (call 1-866-797-0000) operated by registered nurses and lactation experts to provide advice and support for breastfeeding

  • Operates in English and French, but telephone interpreters are available in over 100 languages

Mother Matters

  • An 8-week online support group through confidential discussion boards for women with mood/adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby

  • Facilitated by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)

  • E-mail:

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)

Access Alliance: Multicultural Health and Community Services:

  • Free, culturally sensitive, and language accessible programs and services for immigrants and refugees of all ages living in the City of Toronto

  • Website: