Important Links

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT)
    We are a vibrant professional association of psychotherapists, training institutes, and organizations working together to advance psychodynamic therapy in Canada.
  • Alliance of Psychotherapy Training Institutes (APTI)  
    For a long time there has been a diverse and rich offering of psychotherapy services in Ontario- and behind that offering are the many psychotherapy training schools in this province that are devoted to training high quality psychotherapists.
    A group of such training institutions with over one hundred years of collective experience have joined to form APTI- to offer their collective expertise and experience to the government.
    Most recently, APTI members have pooled their knowledge to create one core curriculum for psychotherapy training in Ontario that would protect both the high quality of psychotherapy that is currently offered in Ontario, and the rich diversity of psychotherapeutic modality from which Ontario residents can now choose.
  • Across Boundaries 416-787-3007, ext. 222

    Provides mental health and addiction services for racialized communities “Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks.”

    Access Point 


    “The Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point, referred to as The Access Point, is a centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing.”

    Access Alliance 

    Downtown – 416-324-8677 Danforth – 416-693-8677 Jane – 416-760-8677

    Access Alliance provides services and addresses system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities

    Black Creek Community Health Centre 

    416-249-8000 416-246-2388

    We are a non-profit community-based organization that provides health care services and programs geared to vulnerable populations living in Toronto’s North West communities.

    Caribbean African Canadian Social Services 416-740-1056

    CAFCAN provides culturally appropriate social services that enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and Diaspora (ACD) communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

    CAMH SAPACCY (Substance Use Program for African-Canadian- Caribbean Youth) care/programs-and-services/substance- use-program-for-african-canadian- caribbean-youth

    SAPACCY provides services to African and Caribbean Canadian youth and their families who are dealing with problem substance use and mental health concerns. The SAPACCY team works from a cultural competence lens to help Black youth work through mental health and addiction concerns. Our programs offer mental health and addictions counselling and support in accessing resources to assist youth and their families/caregivers in reducing harm, moving toward recovery, and making the best choices for themselves and their family.

    East Metro Youth Services 


    East Metro Youth Services works to identify and develop solutions to important issues affecting the child and youth mental health sector. We work with a diverse range of partners and funders across the City of Toronto to ensure access to community-based services is timely, barrier-free, and efficient.

    Flemingdon Heights CHC 

    416-640-5298 416-429-4991

    Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) is a registered charity and an incorporated not-for-profit Community Health Centre (CHC). We provide a range of health-related services based on the social determinants of health and community engagement models. We are primarily funded through the Ministry of Health/Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN).

    Family Services Toronto 


    Family Service Toronto works with individuals and families in Toronto, destabilized by precarious socio- economic circumstances and/or mental health, to achieve greater resilience and stability in more just and supportive communities. 

    We achieve this through our direct service work of intervention and prevention which includes counselling, peer support and education; knowledge building and exchanging activities; and system-level work including social action, advocacy, community building and working with partners to strengthen the sector.


    Helpline: 1-866-627-3342 (NASEEHA)

    Naseeha provides our community with the tools needed to address mental health. With our confidential helpline, our youth receives immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 12 – 9 pm, 7 days a week. With our educational programs, we raise awareness within the community the stigma around mental health.

    RITES for Black and African- Canadian Youth african-canadian-youth/

    The RITES program at Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a culturally specific, identity development initiative that supports the empowerment of Black and African-Canadian youth between the ages of 13 and 18. RITES employs an integrated, full spectrum model of support and care so participants have access to range of coordinated mental health clinical and program supports and resources.

    Regent Park CHC 


    RPCHC works with the people who live and work in the area to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live here and the community as a whole. We offer a wide range of services and programs – some of them accessible by everybody, some of them more focused, some of them about specific health issues, some of them about building on people’s capacity to take action on common issues impacting health…but all of them about building the health of this dynamic community. Come and see how we can work together! 

    Community Treatment Team (ACTT) 

    Sinai Health System: Assertive 


    adults experiencing severe, persistent, and complex mental health problems, including: those with marked impairment in social, occupational, and daily functioning; and those with special needs such as high demand for services, substance abuse, homelessness, or involvement with the legal system. The program is committed to providing culturally sensitive mental health services for severely mentally ill people with various ethno-specific backgrounds. Model of service is family assisted. 

    Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) serves 

    Sinai Health System: Mental Health Court Support Program /patient-programs/court- support/overview

    The Mental Health Court Support Program is committed to providing culturally sensitive rehabilitative services to mentally challenged individuals of ethno-specific backgrounds who are in conflict with the criminal justice system for minor offences. Through these services, the program aims to reduce or eliminate future recidivism of this population. Services include: assessment, consultation, case management support, court diversion, and education. 

    Sherbourne Health health-care/newcomer-health/ 416-324-4180

    Sherbourne provides family health care, counselling, health education and supportive services to New Canadians (resident for 10 years or less), within Sherbourne’s neighbourhood; a diverse community of South East Toronto. Sherbourne New Canadians drop in clinic strives to promote primary care, counselling, education and skills on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

    Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities 


    SCHC provides inclusive health and wellness services to treat illness, support people who are managing chronic disease, enduring crisis, or facing end of life.

    Stella’s Place 

    Ph: 416-461-2345

    We are THE place for young adults in Toronto, aged 16 to 29, who are experiencing mental health challenges to get the support they need. The Stella’s Place ‘menu’ includes peer supports, clinical, online, employment, wellness, and recovery services as well as opportunities to explore your creative self through studio programs.



    TAIBU Serves the Black community across the GTA as its priority population. We also serve all residents of the Malvern neighbourhood.



    Tropicana Community Services, a Toronto-based multi- service organization, provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Our mission is achieved through culturally appropriate programs such as counselling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.

    Toronto Public Health people/health-wellness-care/health- programs-advice/mental-health- promotion/ 


    We provide mental health promotion services to non- profit and community-based health and social service providers, agencies and organizations within Toronto who: 

             •        Work with vulnerable and marginalized populations 

             •        Do not have other sources of funding for mental 
health promotion and consultation 

             •        Experienced a critical violent/traumatic incident in 
their community and request brief group psychosocial support 
We address mental health using a population mental health promotion approach. We do not provide treatment, counselling or acute mental health care services. For more information about where you can access support and treatment for mental illness or mental health problems in Toronto, please call 2-1-1.


    Bathurst-Finch site – 647-436-0385 Jane-Trethway site – 416-645-7575 Keele-Rogers site – 416-653-5400 Lawrence-Heights site – 416-787-1661

    Unison Health and Community Services provides programs and services to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Our services are free, confidential and non-judgemental.


    Women’s Health in Women’s Hands 


    Women’s Health in Women’s Hands counselling services employs a feminist, woman-centred approach to provide short-term counselling, group sessions and workshops to women from our priority populations. Counselling takes place from the perspective that, throughout history, women have possessed the strengths that have enabled them to cope with adverse situations. Therefore, the approach to counselling focuses on women’s strengths, capabilities, and resources rather than on weaknesses and limitations. 

    Work is based on mental health promotion rather than on treatment of disorders and/or illnesses. Counselling acknowledges women’s experiences of oppression within the context of power dynamics involving gender, race, class, ability, age and sexual orientation. Mental Health Promotion initiatives aim at offering services that will enhance and strengthen women’s capacity to: implement changes in their social and physical environment, develop a significant social support system, form constructive relationships with others, and gain more control over their own lives.

    Help Lines 

    211 Ontario 
    211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking 
    211 information and services to deal with life’s challenges. 


    Ph: 1-866-531-2600

    Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Our system navigation and information service is live- answer 24/7, confidential, and free.


    1-866-925-5454, 24 hrs/7 day

    Anonymous helpline for post-secondary students

    Kids Help Phone


    Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

    LGBT Youthline 1-800-268-9688

    Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

    Toronto Distress Centre 08-help-line
416-408-4357 (HELP)
 Text: 45645

    Our 408-HELP (4357) line provides telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and their most vulnerable. Highly-trained volunteer responders (with the support of professional staff) connect with callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

    Our team provides callers with emotional support and crisis intervention when they are socially isolated, marginalized, struggling with chronic mental health problems, in distress, attempting to navigate family violence or in need of emergency response or suicide prevention + intervention + post-intervention.

  • Community Programs Toronto
  • Niagara Community Services
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline
    Ph: 416-863-0511 or toll free 1-866-863-0511
  • Cavershams Bookstore
    North America’s largest mental health bookstore.
  • Gerstein Crisis Centre
    Is a 24-hour community based mental health crisis service that provides a community based, alternative approach to crisis intervention by delivering individualized, non-medical support to people experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Canada suicide hotline
  • Community Living Toronto 
    Since 1948, Community Living Toronto has been a source of support for thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability searching for accessible and meaningful ways to live in the community. Whether its living alone or with a roommate, working in a supported environment or participating in community activities, we are here to help individuals realize their full potential and dreams.
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)
    Acquired brain injury (ABI) can be devastating. Beyond the individuals’ impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand with ABI it can become a lifetime of frustration, hardship and isolation. OBIA is committed to providing on-going support to those persons whose lives have been affected.
    OBIA’s Support Services can offer:

    • Quick linkage to your local Brain Injury Association and to other available acquired brain injury (ABI) services
    • Connection to our Provincial Peer Support Program
    • Access to current information and resources about ABI
    • Support/Advocacy as you navigate the often complex system of ABI
    • Online Concussion Support Group
  • L’Arche USA  L’Arche communities, family-like homes where people with and without disabilities share their lives together, give witness to the reality that persons with disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship.
  • Mental Health Resources
    Directory of Mental Health related websites.
  • Toronto Women’s Bookstore The Toronto Women’s Bookstore is a non-profit bookstore dedicated to promoting anti-oppression politics and feminist politics. Their mission: To provide books by women writers, especially marginalized women, including women of colour, First Nations women, lesbians, other queer women, working class women, disabled women, Jewish women, and other groups of women. Their mandate is to be an information provider and community resource for events, political actions, women’s health care, self care, different community groups. To organize events that reflect the communities of women we serve.

    • Physical needs such as food, clothing, shelter, economic well-being, health.
    • Mental needs to develop and grow intellectually.
    • Social needs to belong, to love, and to be loved.
    • Spiritual needs to have a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
  • Wholeness Family Clinic
    Everyone longs for the most out of life. We all want wholeness – physical health, emotional happiness, deep loving relationships, and peace and meaning in life. But can it be found? At Wholeness Family Clinic they believe it can and they encourage people to see that wholeness can be found in harmonious living that properly balances the four basic human needs: