Guidance will continue to provide updated information as available
Distress Centre - 24/7/365 support by phone or text. All ages:
Phone: 416 408 4357
Distress Centre - GTA
TDSB SUMMER 2021 WELL-BEING GUIDE - Lots of information for students and parents!!!
Please see the following resources relating to Covid-19:
TDSB Mental Health and Well-Being
Explaining Covid-19 to Children
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
City of Toronto
Covid-19 Food Resources
211 Ontario - For information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario, call 211. Live web chat is also available.
ConnexOntario - Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of Covid-19 can call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.
BounceBack - A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that offers guided mental health self-help for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224.
The following services are offering mental health “walk in” hours that are currently available by telephone only:
East Metro Youth Services serves people under 30 years old. They will provide telephone support Mon-Thu 2-8pm and Friday 10am-5pm. To reach a counsellor, call 416 438 3697, press 1 and then press 0 to speak to the receptionist. COVID-19 Resources - East Metro Youth Services
Skylark Youth Services serves people under 26 years old. They are also opening up their service to parents who may need support, which could be useful for adult students who are struggling with parenting during Covid-19 and require some support.
Skylark Youth Services is offering telephone support during the following days/times:
Monday, Tuesday, Fridays 9am-1:30pm
(416) 482-0081 x 6
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:30pm-6pm
(416) 482-0081 x 5
What's Up Walk-in - Virtual https://www.whatsupwalkin.ca/
Free virtual counselling is being offered for children, youth and families. There is no age limit. This free, confidential, professional support is available to you through Mental Health Toronto (MHTO). Their friendly therapists can help you work through whatever you are feeling--no issue is too big or too small.
Call 1-866-585-6486 (MHTO):
For access to mental health services to support infants, children, youth and families
To speak immediately to a What's Up Walk-In counsellor (by phone or online)
Please read here for more information
Family Service Toronto is offering single session counselling by phone:
School Settlement Workers
What settlement workers do in SCAS?
We support families who arrived in Canada in the past few years by facilitating their settlement process in Canada. We also work with families that have been in Canada for longer time, but still have settlement needs and require support in the adaptation process. We provide information and connect those in need with resources and supports in school and community.
For clients, we can provide information about:
free government and community resources including housing, health, legal issues, financial issues etc.
filing income taxes and Child Tax Benefits
understanding Canadian education system
locating day care centres or other children’s programs, and applying for day care subsidy
any other issues you may need help with
You may contact the SCAS settlement workers below:
Are you looking for a location to use a computer for free or have access to free Wifi? Please look at the Family Service Centre located in Scarborough. You will have to call the centre and book a time for your visit
Are you under 25 and want to speak with someone about legal, housing or employment support? If yes, please look here
Scarborough Food Bank Directory
Food Bank - The Housing Help Centre