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The CAMH Information Centre

Access to timely and relevant information and support is important for people and their families who are taking their first steps in seeking help and/or information regarding mental health and addiction issues. The Information Centre, a CAMH initiative, increases CAMH's ability to reach and support Ontarians in need of assistance, better enabling people to play an informed and active role in their own health care, prevent conditions from becoming serious, and seek the best care possible.


(416) 595-6111

Tel: 1-800-463-6273

Hours:  Monday-Friday 9 a.m to 9 p.m.

Email:  info@camh.net



Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association focuses on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. Our tools include research and information services, sponsored research projects, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, newsletters and resource centres.


The CMHA’s programs assist with employment, housing, early intervention for youth, peer support, recreation services for people with mental illness, stress reduction workshops and public education campaigns for the community.


In addition, the CMHA acts as a social advocate to encourage public action and commitment to strengthening community mental health services and legislation and policies affecting services. All our mental health projects are based on principles of empowerment, peer and family support, participation in decision-making, citizenship, and inclusion in community life.


Tel:  (416) 484-7750


Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

(English only)

An organization promoting the mental health of all individuals and communities in Ontario by providing leadership through knowledge enhancement, policy development, advocacy, and the advancement of best practices in service delivery.


Tel:  1-800-875-6213 (toll-free in Ontario)


Drug and Alcohol Treatment Infoline (DART)

DART can provide you with information about drug and alcohol treatment services in Ontario.


Tel: 1-800-565-8603

Free. Confidential. Anonymous. Available 24 hours.



Le Guichet pour francophones

One stop access centre to facilitate access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services for Francophones in the Champlain region.



Institut de leadership des femmes de l’Ontario / Institute of Leadership for Women of Ontario

The Institut de leadership des femmes de l'Ontario (Ontario Women’s Institute of Leadership) is a place where Francophone women and members of racial and ethno-cultural minority groups, especially immigrant women, can meet, communicate, consult and network with each other, as well as conduct research.


Tel: (416) 487-6794



Mental Health Service Information Ontario

MHSIO provides you with information about mental health services and supports in your community and across Ontario.


Tel: 1-866-531-2600

Free. Confidential. Anonymous. Available 24 hours.



Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

(English only)

At MDAO we TALK about mood disorders to everyone and everywhere in order to combat the ignorance and stigma that surrounds mental illness and in order to give support to anyone who is affected by mood disorders.

When you call MDAO or participate in groups and programs -- in person or on-line, in Toronto or across the province -- you'll talk to someone who’s been there.


Tel: (416) 486-8046

Toll-free: 1-888-486-8236



National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

(English only)

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization, established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles that allow people to be fully engaged in their lives.


Tel: 1-866-633-4220 or in Toronto at (416) 340-4156



Oasis Centre des Femmes

French-speaking women 16 years and over, who are victims or survivors of all forms of violence, who are immigrants, refugees or newcomers or who are in search of employment.


Office Phone: (416) 591-6565

Crisis line: (416) 657-2229; 1-877-679-2229



The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (OPGH)

The OPGH can provide you with information about problem gambling treatment services in Ontario.


Tel: 1-888-230-3505

Free. Confidential. Anonymous. Available 24 hours.




Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Bilingual (during the night there might be a shortage of bilingual staff but there is interpreting available)

SSC is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering caused by schizophrenia and related mental disorders.

Using a federation model, we work with 10 provincial societies and their over 100 chapters and branches, to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to:

• Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce stigma and discrimination,

• Supporting families and individuals,

• Advocating for legislative change and improved treatment and services, and

• Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts.


In need of help now?  1-888-772-4673


Télésanté Ontario / Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service which provides health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse.

Tél: 1-866-797-0000  

TTY : 1-866-797-0007



211 Ontario

(Niagara and Simcoe County Areas and referral to other parts of Ontario)


‘First stop’ for information on education, job skills, housing, child care, health services and more.


The service is for everyone from individuals, families and professionals to community agencies and people facing barriers due to poverty or personal difficulty.  211 is a multi-channel service, offering access to information through an easy-to-remember 211 telephone number and online database.


Tel: 211 (in Niagara Region, Simcoe County or the City of Toronto)

Hours:  24-hours-a-day, free, confidential service