Vital Services/Info during the COVID-19 Epidemic

How to Prepare for the COVID-19 Pandemic (Ottawa Public Health)

Crisis Lines and Support

Call the Distress Centre’s Crisis Line 24/7 at (613) 722-6914 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or know someone who is.

Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity. Call or text toll-free 24/7 at 1 (888) 505-1010.

Book a Wednesday same-day phone call counselling session by emailing

A Friendly Voice

(613) 692-9992 or toll-free outside of Ottawa at 1 (855) 892-9992

What A Friendly Voice is:

  • A Friendly Voice is a telephone friendly visiting line for seniors.
  • Every day of the year, our trained volunteers are available to receive calls. Our volunteers visit with the callers and, when asked, can help identify programs and services in their community for the senior to contact.

What A Friendly Voice is not:

  • A Friendly Voice is not a counselling service, distress or crisis line nor emergency service. Any calls of that nature will result in immediate contact or referral to the appropriate responders, agency or service.
  • A Friendly Voice is not a referral service.

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