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Youthspace.ca’s Online Resource List

Our suggestions for helpful websites, smartphone apps, community services, and more!

These resources cover various mental, emotional, and physical health issues and/or wellness. If you have suggestions, please reach out to us using our contact form.

Last Updated Feb 2021

Resources in Specific Provinces & Territories

Crisis/Support Lines & Community Resources
Across CanadaAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon
Crisis Services Canada
24/7 Phone Line: 1-833-456-4566
SMS Text: Text START to 45645 from 4pm-12am ET
More Info: www.crisisservicescanada.ca
Kids Help Phone
Support for youth under 18.
24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-784-2433
SMS Text: Text CONNECT to 686868
Instant Messaging and More Info: www.kidshelpphone.ca
Wellness Together Canada
Support for folks over 18.
SMS Text: Text WELLNESS to 741741
More Info: ca.portal.gs
Black Youth Helpline
Phone Line: 1-833-294-8650
Hours: 9am – 10pm EST
More Info: blackyouth.ca
Woods Homes
24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-563-6106
SMS and IM Hours: 9am – 10pm MST daily
SMS Text: 587-315-5000
Instant Messaging and More Info: www.woodshomes.ca
  • Crisis Centre Directory
  • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention’s database of crisis lines and centers, along with info on support groups and general information on suicide.

    • Wellness Together Canada
    • A service available 24/7 to all Canadians over 18 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes many online resources, support groups, online CBT and mindfulness resources, support with substance and alcohol use and more. Creating a profile takes about 5 minutes and gives access to all of the online tools and resources (self-guided resources, e-courses, group coaching and community support).

    Alberta 24/7 Mental Health Help Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-877-303-2642
    Alberta Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 811
    Alberta 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    SMS Text: Text INFO to 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: ab.211.ca
    Calgary Distress Center
    24/7 Phone Line: 403-266-HELP (4357)
    Hours: 3pm-10pm MST
    Instant Messaging and More Info: distresscentre.com
    Calgary Teen Support Line “Connecteen”
    24/7 Phone Line: 403-264-TEEN (8336)
    SMS Text: 587-333-2724. Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
    Instant Messaging and More Info: calgaryconnecteen.com
    Edmonton Crisis Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 780-482-4357
    Instant Messaging and More Info: edmonton.cmha.ca/online-crisis-chat
    Online Chat Hours: M-F 6pm-10pm, S+S noon-4pm MST
  • Rural Mental Wellness
  • Articles & tools to support mental wellness in rural & farming communities.

    BC 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    SMS Text: Text name of your city to 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: bc211.ca
    BC 24/7 Crisis Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    BC Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    Youth in BC
    IM support for youth under 25 from Noon – 1am PST
    Instant Messaging and More Info: youthinbc.com
    (for those over 25, access same IM service here: crisiscentrechat.ca)
    KUU-US Crisis Line (Support for Indigenous Peoples)
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-588-8717
    More Info: kuu-uscrisisline.ca
    Northern Youth Online
    Instant Messaging & More Info: northernyouthonline.ca
    IM Chat open from 4pm-10pm PST every day
    Victim Link BC
    A confidential service in 110 languages for BC and the Yukon for survivors of crime and crisis support to survivors of family/sexual violence.
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-563-0808
    Youth Against Violence Support Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-680-4264
    24/7 SMS Text/TTY for those hard of hearing only: 604-836-6381
    More Info: youthagainstviolenceline.com
    BC Bereavement and Grief Helpline
    Phone Line: 604-738-9950
    Hours are M-F 9am-5pm PST
    More Info: bcbh.ca
    Vancouver Island Crisis Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1‑888-494-3888
    SMS Text: 250-800-3806 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST
    Instant Messaging and More Info: vicrisis.ca
    QChat Peer Support for LGBTQ2S+ Youth in BC
    Monday-Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 PM
    Phone Line: 1‑855-956-1777
    SMS Text: 250-800-9036
    Instant Messaging and More Info: qchat.ca
  • Mind Health BC Mental Health Resources
  • Manitoba Suicide Line 24/7 Phone Line: 1-877-435-7170Manitoba Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-888-315-9257
    Manitoba Farmer, Rural & Northern Support Services
    Monday to Friday 10am-9pm CST
    Phone Line: 1-866-367-3276
    Instant Messaging & More Info: supportline.ca
    Manitoba 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: mb.211.ca
  • Rural Mental Wellness
  • Articles & tools to support mental wellness in rural & farming communities.

    New Brunswick Chimo Helpline
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-667-5005
    Instant Messaging and More Info: chimohelpline.ca
    IM Hours: 5PM-12AM AST
    New Brunswick Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    NB 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: nbinfo.ca
    Mental Health Crisis Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-888-737-4668
    Newfoundland Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    NL 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
  • ”Bridge the gAPP” Directory for Newfoundland & Labrador Mental Health Services
  • NWT Help Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-661-0844
    NWT Nurse Line for Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-888-255-1010
    NWT 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
  • NWT Community Counselling Program
  • NS Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-888-429-8167
    Nova Scotia Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    NS 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    SMS Text: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: ns.211.ca
    Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-265-3333
    Nunavut 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    Crisis and Counselling Services in Ontario by county area 
    Ontario Telehealth For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-866-797-0000

    Youth Line (Ontario Only)
    Confidential peer support for LGBTQ2S+ youth in Ontario.
    Hours: 4:00-9:30pm EST Sunday to Friday.
    Phone Line: 1-800-268-9688
    SMS Text: 647-694-4275
    IM Chat: youthline.ca
    Talk 4 Healing – A Help Line for Indigenous Women
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
    More Info: talk4healing.com
    Ontario 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: 211ontario.ca
  • WES For Youth Online Counselling
  • Similar to Youthspace E-Counselling, this website offers free professional counselling to youth in Ontario, as well as resources for youth and their parents.

    PEI Helpline
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-218-2885
    PEI Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    PEI 211 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: pe.211.ca
    Centre de prevention du suicide de Quebec 24/7
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-866-277-3553
    Quebec Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    Quebec 211 Services Info & Referrals
    Phone Line: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: www.211qc.ca/en
    Saskatchewan 24/7 Services Info & Referrals
    24/7 Phone Line: 2-1-1
    SMS Text: 2-1-1
    IM and Searchable Database: sk.211.c
    Saskatchewan Outreach and Support Services
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-611-6349
    Saskatchewan Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
  • Out in Saskatoon – LGBTQ+ Youth Resources
  • Youth in BC
    IM support for youth under 25 in BC/Yukon from Noon – 1am PST
    Find Instant Messaging and More Info: youthinbc.com
    (for those over 25, access same IM service here: crisiscentrechat.ca)
    Yukon Nurse Line For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    24/7 Phone Line: 8-1-1
    Victim Link BC
    A confidential phone service in 110 languages for BC and the Yukon for survivors of crime and crisis support to survivors of family/sexual violence.
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-563-0808
  • Blood Ties Four Directions
  • Whitehorse-based organization providing drop in and outreach harm reduction, support & counselling services, workshops, & other justice-based resources.


    Mental Health, Suicide and Self Harm, Care Tools & more

    Anxiety, Depression & Other Mental Health Issues
    ADHDAngerAnxietyAutism Spectrum DisorderBipolar DisorderDepressionDerma/Tricho-tillomaniaEating Disorders (Disordered Eating)GriefLonelinessOCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)Personality DisordersPTSD and TraumaSchizophrenia / PsychosisSelf HatredSubstance Abuse
  • ADHD Toolbox
  • Tips, strategies, and insights into ADHD based on research and personal anecdotes. Contains videos, forums, and organizational coping tools.

  • How to Control Your Anger
  • A list of ideas of how to minimize and control anger. Includes how and when to get help, and long and short term strategies for coping.

      MindShift
    • Apple & Android
    • Anxiety-focused CBT-based advice, self improvement techniques, inspiration and tools.
      Rootd
    • Apple & Android
    • In-the-moment anxiety relief (with a focus on panic attacks), as well as long term lessons, tools and exercises.
      Fear Tools
    • Apple & Android
    • Includes an anxiety test, thought diary, breathing guide, information and videos on anxiety.
  • How to Stop Worrying – Self Help Strategies for Relief
  • Autism Stories and Articles – The Mighty
    • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    • An organisation seeking to advance rights and empower folks with regards to Autism advocacy. Contains some reading resources, toolkits, and ways to get involved.

      • Neurodivergent Rebel
      • An internationally recognized autism advocacy website run by a non-binary autistic blogger, aiming to destigmatize autism and neurodivergence. Contains video and written formats.

  • Bipolar Foundation
  • Organization dedicated to breaking the stigma around Bipolar Disorder. Lots of information about the Disorder, medication, treatment, and latest research.

    • BP Hope Magazine
    • A Magazine style website with information on Bipolar and a support forum. Includes info for kids, relationships, pets, etc.

      • Purple Persuasion Blog
      • A personal blog run by a user with Bipolar. Winner of many awards, and the blog posts are archived by content tags on the side for perusing.

  • Dealing With Depression – Info, Causes and Treatment
    • Skin Pick
    • Apple & Android
    • Easy to use tracking app for derma- and tricho- tillomania. Has an option to send reports to GP.
      Calm Harm
    • Apple & Android
    • Illustrated characters give activity ideas based on needs such as "comfort, release, etc" to prevent self-harm.
  • How to Stop Picking at Your Skin
  • NEDIC – National Eating Disorder Information Centre
    Phone Number: 1-866-633-4220 Canada-wide, Monday to Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-5pm EST
    Online Chat: www.nedic.ca/

    • Kelty Eating Disorders
    • Overview of different types of eating disorders, treatment options, general information, and more. Includes a resource section and links to personal stories and multi-media supports such as videos and more.

      • Looking Glass BC
      • Website with general support and information for those experiencing disordered eating.

      Apart of Me
    • Apple & Android
    • An interactive app with meditations, journals prompts, and stories of loss to help youth process grief and loss
    BC Bereavement and Grief Help Line
    Phone Number: 1-877-779-2223 (Hours: M-F 9am-5pm PST)
    Website: www.bcbh.ca

    • Grief Encounter
    • A UK-based website dedicated to helping young people through loss. Includes personal stories, advice, and different art forms like poems. Online chat on website available internationally – (Chat hours: 9am-9pm UK time)

      • Miscarriage Support
      • Information on miscarriages, various sources of support and how to seek them out, as well as info on long-term health.

        • Suicide Bereavement
        • Resource for folks grieving after a suicide. Talks about how suicide grief is unique, and how to support yourself and/or someone else dealing with a loss.

      Talk Life
    • Apple & Android
    • Messenger-board style peer to peer post and response service.
      nOCD
    • Apple only
    • Activities and personalised assessments "unlock" the app and help manage OCD symptoms.
  • OCD Overview
    • OCD and Relationships
    • Article-style information on how OCD can impact family, romantic, sexual and friend relationships. Includes information for those on the other side of it, as well.

      • OCD Youth
      • Website geared at youth with OCD – FAQ’s, information and advice. Contains many personal story articles as well as a forum to connect with others.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder Help Guide
  • A guide to BPD; signs, symptoms, stigma. Thorough self-help coping section is near the bottom of the article.

    • Personality Disorder Facts and A-Z Glossary
    • Information and overview of personality disorders. Also includes A-Z style glossary of terms related to each personality disorder.

      • What Are Personality Disorders?
      • A brief but informative one-page overview of personality disorders, their sub-types, and the signs and symptoms that someone with a personality disorder may have.

  • Early Psychosis
  • Website all about psychosis, understanding it, decreasing stigma around it, and more, such a toolkit to download and work through. Help links are specific to BC.

    • Hearing and Managing Voices
    • A nonjudgmental website about hearing voices. It provides information about why one might hear voices, as well as tips and tricks for managing and living with voices. Also contains a help section for family and friends of people who live with voices. Note: website is based in the UK.

  • Self Compassion
  • Self-compassion and self-love website discussing how to incorporate self love into every day. Includes lots of guided meditations and mindfulness techniques, as well as practice tips and resources.

  • Addiction Information
  • A very in-depth website on about addiction, types of substance abuse, causes, symptoms, and how to gear towards recovery.

    Suicide or Suicidal Ideation
    SuicideHow to Support Someone Thinking of Suicide – a Youthspace.ca Guide
  • All About Suicide
  • Website with lots of information, stories and guides on various topics around suicide such as: what to do if you’re suicidal, what to do in an emergency, what a safety plan is and how to make one, etc.

    Self Harm
    Self HarmHow to Support Someone Thinking of Self Harm – a Youthspace.ca GuideIdeas for Avoiding Self Harm
      Skin Pick
    • Apple & Android
    • Easy to use tracking app for derma- and tricho- tillomania. Has an option to send reports to GP.
      Calm Harm
    • Apple & Android
    • Illustrated characters give activity ideas based on needs such as "comfort, release, etc" to prevent self-harm.
  • On Cutting and Self Harm
  • Talks broadly as well as in depth about self harm, causes, and risks; includes ideas on coping techniques that don’t actively harm yourself.

    • Life Signs
    • In depth website and network focusing solely on self injury. Includes a support forum and many FAQs, including advice on hiding scars and administering first aid.

    Self Care, Distractions and Coping Tools
    Distractions – Readings and MusingsDistractions - GamesDistractions - ArtMindfulnessMood TrackingSelf-Care
  • ”Beth Draws Things” – Instagram Account
  • Artist posts funny drawings on Instagram about living with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

    • Positive Doodles
    • Note that the account has been inactive for over a year, but the posts are still there.

      • Mapping Our Madness Workbook
      • Something to work on for a distraction from the moment, and may help organize thoughts and do future self care.

      Tru Luv #SelfCare
    • Apple & Android
    • Aesthetic app guides you through little activities reminding how to take care of your self and be "brighter".
      I Love Hue
    • Apple & Android
    • Colour matching game that jumbles up colour palettes for you to put back together with subtle, soothing sound effects. Stop ads by turning off WiFi.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
    • My Life
    • Apple & Android
    • Tailored meditations and mindfulness exercises based on current moods and feelings. Includes a mood tracker and option for social sharing. Previously called Stop, Breathe, Think.
      Insight Timer
    • Apple & Android
    • Largest library of free guided and timed meditations.
      Headspace
    • Apple & Android
    • Well designed app walks you through how to meditate, and then produces 10 days of free tailored meditations. Please note: The majority of this app is behind quite a large pay wall.
  • A Soft Murmur – Ambient Sounds
    • Guided Sleep Meditations on Youtube
      • Do Nothing For 2 Minutes
      • Website that tells you to do nothing for two minutes but relax, not touch your keyboard or mouse, and listen to the waves it plays in the background. Great for taking a break.

        • Oddly Satisfying
        • A Youtube channel dedicated to calming videos of “oddly satisfying” things with calm music in the background.

          • Pixel Thoughts – a 60 Second Meditation Tool
          • Put an anxious thought on a star and watch it fade away. An auditory and visual meditation for anxiety.

              GIFs to Help With Calm Breathing

                Gif 1  – expanding and compressing shape

                Gif 2  – lines that expand into a star and back into lines

                Gif 3  – a circle expanding and contracting, with a timer

                Gif 4  – geometric shapes expanding and compressing

  • Self Compassion
  • How to incorporate self love into every day. Includes guided mediations and mindfulness techniques, as well as practice tips and resources.

    Supporting or Helping Others
    Around Suicide or Self HarmAround Anxiety or Depression


    How to Support Someone Thinking of Suicide

  • Help Someone You Know
  • Website on understanding different mental illnesses and how they may affect those you know. Includes general tips and techniques on how to talk to people who are feeling anxious, low, or depressed.


    Health, Sexuality & Gender

    Physical & Sexual Health
    Chronic IllnessDisabilityGeneral Physical HealthSexual HealthSleep Issues
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Disability Horizons
  • Expansive website that promotes those with different abilities to be as active in life as they want to be. Topics include: relationships, employment, sex and love, travel, etc.

    • The Mighty
    • Community for people facing any kind of mental illness or disability with many powerful stories and articles on personal experiences. Subject areas are grouped together with an A-Z table of contents.

    Provincial Nurse Lines For Non-Emergency Health Questions
    BC, AB, SK, QC, NB, NS, NL, PEI: 811
    Manitoba Health Line: 1-888-315-9257
    Ontario Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000
    Poison Control: 1-800-567-8911

    • Health Link
    • In-depth information about a variety of health concerns, symptoms, remedies and advice. Has some BC specific information and resources.

  • Bedsider: Birth Control & More
  • Website dedicated to sexual safety and birth control, including different types of BC, risks, benefits, etc.

    • Scarleteen – Sexual Health
    • Sexual Health advice and articles on pretty much any question or issue. Website includes IM service and message boards for questions.

      • Teen Health Source
      • Comprehensive website created by Canadian youth for Canadian youth about all things sexual health. Has a chat line for youth in Toronto between the ages of 13-19.

      Relax Melodies
    • Apple & Android
    • Create your own white noise, browse others' creations, and explore free guided meditations for sleep.
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Tips and suggestions on how to improve sleep hygiene. Links to a sleep diary people can use to track sleep habits and quality of sleep.

    Sexuality and Gender Identity
    SexualityGender IdentityVarious LGBTQ+ Resources
  • How to Talk to Partners About Sex Worksheet
  • A downloadable worksheet full of suggestions and prompts to facilitate conversation around sex, sexuality, gender, pleasure, and more.

    • Scarleteen Sex Education
    • Website with comprehensive articles on sex, sexuality, STI’s, sexual self-esteem, abuse, relationships, etc. Includes a forum where users can send in questions and have them answered by ‘sexperts’.

      • ”Teen Talk” Health Education
      • Canadian resource with a focus on sexuality and reproductive health, body image, substance use, mental health, diversity and anti-violence issues. Indigenous youth-friendly. Has an extensive list of Canada-wide resources available.

  • Gender Bread Person
  • Diagram explaining the difference between gender, sexuality, and sexual/romantic attraction.

      Youth Line (Ontario Only)
      Confidential peer support for LGBTQ2S+ youth in Ontario. Hours: 4:00-9:30pm EST Sunday to Friday.
      Phone Line: 1-800-268-9688
      SMS Text: 647-694-4275
      IM Chat: youthline.ca

    24/7 Trans Lifeline
    Phone Number: 1-877-330-6366
    More Information: translifeline.org/hotline


    Additional Resources

    Abuse, Assault and Bullying
    BullyingCyberbullyingDomestic ViolenceEmotional AbusePhysical AbuseSexualized Violence and Assault
  • ERASE Bullying
  • How to identify bullying, as well as what to do if you or your friend are being bullied. Geared towards BC youth; the reporting tool only works for BC and is open on school days only.

  • 20 Early Signs to Recognize Online Predators
    • The Cybersmile Foundation
    • Cyberbullying and what to do if it happens.

      • Need Help Now
      • What to do about sexual cyberbullying (or spread of pictures or videos without consent), and all the emotional ways it can affect you.

  • Abuse in LGBTQ+ Relationships
    • Dating Violence
    • Fact sheets on violence within dating and intimate relationships. Also has information on different types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual) and information on different ways to seek help.

  • Emotional Abuse Can Make You Think You’re Crazy
  • Different types of emotional abuse and ways it can manifest, as well as what to do when you find yourself in an emotionally abusive situation or relationship.

  • Ending Violence Association of Canada
  • A directory of Canadian resources for people experiencing violence in their lives. Organized by province. Includes both crisis and non-crisis resources.

  • Anti-Violence Centers and Women’s Centres in Canada – CASAC
  • BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)
    Resources for Black PeopleResources for Indigenous PeoplesResources for People of Color
    Black Youth Helpline
    Phone Line: 1-833-294-8650
    Hours: 9am – 10pm EST daily
    More Info: blackyouth.ca
  • Black Therapist List
  • A fairly new and growing directory for black therapists in Canada, mostly listed in Ontario and Alberta so far.

    KUU-US Crisis Line
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-588-8717
    24/7 Youth Line: 250-723-2040
    More Information: kuu-uscrisisline.ca
    Talk 4 Healing – A Help Line for Indigenous Women
    24/7 Phone Line: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
    More Info: talk4healing.com
    24/7 Hope For Wellness Indigenous Peoples’ Helpline
    Phone Number: 1-855-242-3310
    Chat Service (24/7): hopeforwellness.ca
    24/7 Native Youth Crisis Hotline
    Phone Number: 1-877-209-1266
  • Culture For Life
  • A website geared towards youth that wish to get more connected or involved with their specific culture. Lots of supportive suggestions, videos, and resources.

    • Indigenous Youth Self-Care Toolkits
    • An all-encompassing self-care toolkit for Indigenous youth with worksheets and videos made by and for Indigenous peoples. It acknowledges many serious societal issues and shows positive representations / stories of survivors. Has a section for Indigenous gender identities!

      • Indspire
      • An Indigenous registered charity that serves First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities, rural areas and urban centres across Canada. Formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF). They disburse financial awards and deliver programs with the goal of increasing graduation rates for Indigenous students.

        • Native Youth Sexual Health Network
        • Comprehensive website for Indigenous Youth looking for resources on sexual health, safe sex, Two-Spirit identities. Has resources on harm reduction, reproductive health, Indigenous feminisms and masculinities, and culturally safe sex education.

  • Anti-Racism Resource Center
  • A breakdown of what racism can look like, and what legal rights and laws are surrounding racism and anti-racist resistance. Includes pages for educators, for employers, and for youth. Note: Website may be out of date.

    • Brown Girl Magazine
    • A queer-friendly, feminist multimedia source for South Asian women of colour. Contains articles, stories, and dialogue of solidarity about self-expression, culture,  health, lifestyle and more.

    COVID19 Distractions, Coping Tools & More

    Content Warning: While it is important to stay informed about COVID-19 in order to keep yourself and others safe, sometimes reading a lot of information about the virus might increase feelings of worry or anxiety.

    Please use the following links at your own discretion!

    Mental Wellness/Coping ResourcesDistractions & Fun ThingsGeneral Information & Other Resources
  • BC Ministry for Mental Health and Addiction – COVID-19 Stress Management Guide
  • Tips for managing stress, anxiety, and depression resulting from COVID-19, as well as informational and support resources for folks living in British Columbia.

  • Printable Activity Pages
  • Printable PDF’s with tips and activities for creative folks, activity pages with drawing and writing prompts, and a “pick me up” zine.

  • Flatten the Curve
  • Plain language and verifiable information on COVID-19 and what you can do to help limit the spread in your community.

    Legal, Life Skills, School, & Work Help
    General Life SkillsLegalSchool HelpWork
  • Aged Out
  • Website discussing many life skills needed to “adult”, such as taxes, credit, etc. Created by former youth in care. BC based website so includes BC specific information and links.

  • Legal Rights For Youth
  • Website outlining what to do, legally, in cases such as Sexual Assault, Renting, Work, etc.
    Chat feature available on website for BC youth. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm.

  • School, University/College and Study Support
  • Info and ideas on how to study, what to expect when starting college/university and how to deal with exam stress, etc.

    • Smart Scholar
    • A directory for websites that offer Free Open Online Courses on multiple topics and areas.

      • Webmath
      • Step-by-step math help for questions and also based on mathematical subject area.

  • Interview Skills
  • A 55-page guide that covers every step of interviewing and how to succeed. It includes some self-work and fill-in sections.

    Relationships
    Dating + Sexual/Romantic RelationshipsFamily
  • How to Talk to Partners About Sex Worksheet
  • A downloadable worksheet full of suggestions, creative things to think about, and prompts to facilitate conversation around sex, sexuality, gender, pleasure, and more.

  • Dealing with Divorce
  • Gives an overview of emotions and coping strategies with divorce. Geared towards younger teens.

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