Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend

Mental Health Resource list from Indigenous Theatre

It is critical to safeguard your mental wellness. We have gathered a collection of mental health resources aimed at maintaining and improving mental health and well being. If you or someone you know is struggling, the resources listed below are here to support you.

Resources for Residential School Survivors

If you are in need of support, these resources are available for you:

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (British Columbia)
Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717 
Métis Line: 1-833-MétisBC
Services offered in English.

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line
Toll Free: 1-866-925-4419 

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Toll Free: 1-855-242-3310 
Chat online:
Chat counselling is available in English and French, phone counselling services available in English, French, Cree, Inuktitut and Ojibwe.

Calls to Action - Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Educational Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association
Mental health tips and educational information about a variety of mental health issues. Available in English and French.

Psychology Works - Canadian Psychological Association
Educational factsheets on a variety of mental health concerns. Available in English and French. 

Mind Your Mind
Interactive tools and resources to support mental health. Available in English.
Mental health resource hub for youth. Available in English and French. 

Nunavik Mental Health Resource Guide
A directory of mental health resources specific to Nunavik and Quebec. Presented in English. 

First Nations Health Authority
Strategies based on Indigenous practices and traditions to stay connected during the pandemic. Presented in English. 

Bay Psychology
A workbook containing practical skills for dealing with stress and uncertainty. Offered in English and French. 

Self-care tips from an Indigenous perspective using the Medicine Wheel. Presented in English. 

Culture for Life
Self-care tips and resources for Indigenous youth based on traditional Indigenous teachings. Available in English and French. 

BounceBack Ontario
A mental health tip sheet for dealing with anxiety and depression. Available in English and French. 

Here To Help
A resource library for mental health and substance abuse education. Presented in English with select resources available in French. 


Kids Help Phone
24/7 counselling support helpline for youth 5-25. Services offered in English and French.
1-800-668-6868 | Text: 686868

Crisis Services Canada
24/7 crisis line for Canadians of all ages. Services offered in English and French.
1-833-456-4566 | Text (4pm – midnight EST): 45645

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
24/7 helpline and on-line chat counseling service for Indigenous peoples across Canada. Chat counselling is available in English and French, phone counselling services available in English, French, Cree, Inuktitut and Ojibwe.
1-855-242-3310 | Chat online:

Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline
24/7 helpline for telephone counselling and contact service. Services offered in Inuktitut, English and French.
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3333 | Local (Nunavut): 867-979-3333

24/7 helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario. Services offered in English and French. 

24/7 support for Indigenous women across Ontario. Services offered in English, Oneida, Oji-cree, Cree, Algonquin, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Odawa, Potawatomi, Micmac, Black Foot, Anishinaabe, Moose Cree, and Swampy Cree.
Helpline: 1-855-554-4325 | Crisis Line: 1-888-200-9997
Live Chat:

Online crisis and emotional support chat for individuals under 30, available 6 pm-midnight PST, 365 days a year. Services offered in English.
Online IM Chat: | Text: 778-783-0177

LGBT YouthLine
Peer support helpline for 2SLGBTQ+ youth available 4 pm-9:30 pm EST Sunday-Friday. Services offered in English.
Text: 647-694-4275 | Chat:

Trans Lifeline
Peer support hotline for the Trans community available 10 am-5 am EST, 7 days a week. Services offered in English.
Call: 877-330-6366

Online crisis chat support. Services offered in English.
Chat online:

Crisis Line
24/7 crisis line for individuals ages 16+ in the Eastern Ontario region. Services offered in English and French.
Within Ottawa: 613-722-6914 | Outside of Ottawa: 1-866-996-0991

KUU-US Crisis Line Society
24-hour Indigenous BC Wide Crisis Line services. Services offered in English.
Adults/Elders: 250-723-4050 | Child/Youth: 250-723-2040
Toll free: 1-800-588-8717 | Métis Line: 1-833-MétisBC

Creative Resources

Dreamwalker Dance Company
A series of free guided wellness movement videos to help stay well and active at home. Videos are offered in English.

100 Art Therapy Exercises
A variety of different art therapy exercises based around themes such as emotion, self-reflection, and relaxation. Resources offered in English.

Nuna Journal Book 9
A creative journal book aimed at sharing Inuit culture, recipes, and coping strategies. Available in Inuktitut, French and English.

To Write Love on Her Arms
A work from home guide as well as self-care colouring pages and worksheets. Resources offered in English.

CBC Arts
A variety of resources for Canadian artists and freelancers. Presented in English.

Art Activations
A list of online art projects from artists and art organizations from across Canada. Presented in English.

Creative Challenges to Get You Through COVID-19
A comprehensive list of creative activities to get you through COVID-19. Presented in English.

Colouring Pages by Canadian Artists
Downloadable colouring pages from Canadian artists. Presented in English.

Creative Stretch
Weekly videos that mix yoga, meditation, journal writing, song, play and deep relaxation to boost your creativity. Presented in English.