For those living with disabilities, injuries, illness, and chronic conditions having access to and knowledge of the various emergency resources and services in your area can make all the difference when it comes to either your or a loved one’s physical and mental health.
In addition to our Alberta and OntarioEmergency Resources lists, Share Lawyers has compiled a list of resources below for residents of Canada. This diverse list of emergency resources may be helpful to you or a loved one.
Nationwide Emergency Services for Canada
Ambulance, Police, and Fire ………. 9-1-1
You can also learn more about 9-1-1 services, tips on making calls, and what new features may be added in the future at the CRTC website.
Canadian Red Cross ………. 1-866-797-0000
The Canadian Red Cross provides a range of resources including emergency and disaster services. To find out more information, find resources in your area visit the Canadian Red Cross website.
If your life is in danger or you know someone’s life is in danger dial 9-1-1. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you need to know that you’re not alone, or are looking for additional information you can call, text, or live chat 24/7. For more information, or to find about resources in your area you can visit the Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention’s website.
Government and Community based Health and Social Services ………. 2-1-1
For assistance finding housing, language training, employment, and so much more – call 2-1-1. It’s free, offered in over 100 languages, and available in most parts of Canada day or night. For more information, find resources in your community, and for the latest news visit the 2-1-1 website.
For more information about Emergency Management in Canada, visit the Public Safety webpage on the Government of Canada’s website.
KidsHelpPhone (Ages 20 Years and Under in Canada) ………. 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. For more information, online live chat, and more resources visit the KidsHelpPhone website.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line ………. 1-855-242-3310
This toll free 24/7 national phone line provides crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit individuals and families. For more information about this resource and links to long-term care visit the Government of Canada website.
Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line ………. 1-866-925-4419
You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line. Resolution Health Support Program Services are safe, confidential, respectful, and non-judgmental. For more information about the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program visit the Government of Canada website.
Trans LifeLine ………. 1-877-330-6366
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. Learn more information at the Trans LifeLine website.
At Share Lawyers we know having the essential resources in an emergency can mean all the difference when it comes to your health and well being.
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