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Access a listing of bilingual and Francophone family mental health support services in Ontario



CAMH Family Resource Centre placement for volunteers

(also for concurrent disorders – French/English)

The Family Resource Centre is a unique volunteer driven program made up of special people who have or have had a loved one with primarily a mental health issue or concurrent mental health and addiction issue. The volunteers in this program understand what it means to love and/or care for someone who is experiencing a mental health and/or addiction issue. Volunteers in this program appreciate that families are often the primary support to their loved one. They recognize how important it is for family members/care givers to get support so that they are in a better position to help their loved one. 


Tel:  (416) 535-8501 ext. 4015



Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

(French/English information and counselling)

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture aids survivors in overcoming the lasting effects of torture and war. In partnership with the community, the Centre supports survivors in the process of successful integration into Canadian society, works for their protection and integrity, and raises awareness of the continuing effects of torture and war on survivors and their families. The CCVT gives hope after the horror.  (There is a counsellor who speaks French.)


Tel: 416-363-1066



Connexion Jeunesse / Youth Link Information Line

(Written French and English information about mental health and wellness)

Youth.gc.ca is all about helping youth 15 to 30 years of age. It is THE place to tap into a wide variety of information.

Tel: 1 800 622-6232

Email:  jeunesse@canada.gc.ca




F.A.M.E: Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere

(English only)

"Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere is a unique organization offering support to families where any mental illness is an issue." F.A.M.E. is organized for and by families to reduce the stress of coping with mental illness by strengthening and supporting family members in our role as caregivers.


Tel: 416-207-5032

Email:  fame@fameforfamilies.com


Family members and care givers resource centre - 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.


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



Gamblers Anonymous/Gamanon Meetings

(English only)

Regular group meetings for men and women who desire to stop gambling * Gamanon -- mutual aid and support for relatives, spouses and friends of compulsive gamblers.

1930 Yonge St, Box 1135, Toronto, ON, M4S 1Z4

Tel: 416-366-7613

* meeting locations throughout Toronto



The Krasman Centre

(English only)

The goal of the Krasman Centre is to serve as a physical hub for the community of Psychiatric Survivors and their Families and Friends throughout York Region. The Krasman Centre is a unique organization created by Psychiatric consumer/survivors and family members in York Region and is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Governed by a volunteer board composed of consumer/survivors and family members it has provided an opportunity for various sectors to join forces for mutual support.


Tel: (905) 780-0491

Email:  postmaster@krasmancentre.com




Mental Health Service Information Ontario


MHSIO provides you with information about mental health services and supports in your community and across Ontario.  Free. Confidential. Anonymous. Available 24 hours.


Tel. 1-866-531-2600



Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: Support groups for families

(English only)

If you are a family member or friend of someone with a mood disorder and you are looking for support, if you have some questions about mood disorders, like Depression and Bipolar disorder, or if you need help getting through the rough spots the MDAO Family Support Group is for you!



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

*When there is no bilingual staff available a simultaneous interpreter will be used.



Rainbow Health Ontario

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy. Rainbow Health is based at Sherbourne Health Centre in downtown Toronto.



Réseau national pour la santé mentale / National Network for Mental Health

The purpose of the National Network for Mental Health, which is run by and for mental health consumer/survivors, is to advocate, educate and provide expertise and resources that benefit the Canadian consumer/survivor community.

The focus of our organization is to network with Canadian consumer/survivors and family and friends of consumer/survivors to provide opportunities for resource sharing, information distribution and education on mental health issues.



(English only)

S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else's sexual behavior. 
S-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We encourage you to browse our web site for information about the S-Anon program.


Tel: 416-763-9024



Société canadienne de l'autisme / Autism Society of Canada

ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum.



Société canadienne de la schizophrénie / Schizophrenia Society of Canada


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.

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.


Tel: 1-204-786-1616
Toll Free: 1-800-263-5545


Société pour les troubles de l'humeur du Canada / Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of consumers, family members and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness.