Sunnybrook Family Navigation Project

  • Provides help with navigating mental health and addictions service symptoms for youth and their families living in the GTA 

  • Ages 13-26 and their families 

Toronto East Health Network: Michael Garron Hospital 

​Humber College 

East Metro Youth Services 

Sherbourne Health 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

  • Ages 16-24 with a mental illness diagnosis 



Moving Back Home After College: A Survival Guide for New Grads & Parents

7 Tips for Moving Back in with Your Parents like an Adult 


Transitions (by Stan Kutcher) 


  • You can search for resources (e.g., helplines) across Canada using this database, e.g., Search: Type in >“Telephone Crisis Lines”; Where: Type in >Name of your Province  

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Marijuana Anonymous 

  • Learn about the MA program and/or discuss your marijuana use with others experiencing problems related to their use online or in-person. 

  • Website:  

Canadian Assembly of Narcotics Anonymous 

  • Provides information and services to people recovering from substance use disorder; find in-person meetings in your residence area. 

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Treatment Services 

Canada Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs  

  • Provides a free online directory of alcohol, drug, and gambling rehabilitation programs across Canada. 

  • Website:  

SMART Recovery 

  • Learn about the SMART Recovery program and/or discuss your marijuana use with others online or in-person.  

  • Website:  




  • Free provincial helplines through which Information and Referral Specialists provide confidential and anonymous support, health information, and referral services (including contact information for services and supports within the caller’s community if requested) relating to problems with gambling, alcohol, other drugs, and mental health over the phone or via website chat. Availability is 24 hours/day, 7 days/week 


Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

Drug and Alcohol Helpline:  

  • Toll-free:1-800-565-8603 

Mental Health Helpline: 

Mental Health Service Information Ontario (MHSIO) 

  • Information about mental health services and supports in communities across Ontario 

  • Toll-free: 1-866-531-2600 

  • Website:  


  • Free, confidential and anonymous helpline (24/7/365) for post-secondary students (17-25) in Ontario that provides professional counselling and information and referrals on mental health, addictions and well-being. 

  • Toll-free: 1-866-925-5454

Gerstein Crisis Centre Telephone Call Line 

  • Free, voluntary, and confidential crisis intervention service over the phone and in-person, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

  • 416-929-5200

Distress Centre Telephone Call Line 

  • Crisis line offering free services for individuals in distress who require urgent emotional care and for individuals who have been physically or sexually assaulted or who are at risk of being assaulted 

  • Distress Centre Central (Toronto): 416-598-0166 

  • Distress Centre North York: 416-486-3180 

  • Distress Centre Scarborough: 416-439-0744 

  • Distress Centre Peel: 905-278-7208 

Resources for Emerging Adults