BC Support Resources


Ambulance, Fire, and Police  

Call: 911 (24/7)  

Always call 911 in an emergency. 

211 British Columbia  

Call: 211  

Text: 211 

Online chat: https://bc.211.ca/chat (24/7, multiple languages available) 

If you are unsure who to call or what service you need, this information and referral line will help you determine what you need and will connect you to the appropriate social, health, or government service, including an appropriate crisis support line.  

SALAL Sexual Violence Support Centre 

Call: 1-877-392-7583 (24/7 crisis and information line, appears to be English only)  

Website: https://www.salalsvsc.ca/get-support/ 

For crisis support, resources, referrals, and program intakes. Non-binary people are welcome. 

Bullying Resources – Province of British Columbia 
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/bullying 

Resource guide to provincial and national organizations that provide bullying supports. 

Victim Link BC 

Call or text: 1-800-563-0808 (toll-free, 24/7, 150 languages) 

Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca  

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/victimlinkbc 

Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime as well as immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.  

Legal Aid BC 

Call: 1-866-577-2525 (hours listed on website, interpreters provided) 

Website: https://legalaid.bc.ca/ 

Provides legal information, advice, and representation to British Columbians.  

Hope for Wellness Help Line 
Call: 1-855-242-3310 (24/7, multiple languages available; see description note) 
Online chat: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/ 

Counselling is available for all Indigenous people in English and French, and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. 

First Nations Health Authority  
Website: https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do 

Provides services, programs, and initiatives specific to Indigenous communities in BC. 

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres 
Website: https://bcaafc.com/ 

Resources available on mental health supports, legal assistance, and safe space networks. 

Trans Lifeline 
Call: 1-877-330-6366 (24/7, English and Spanish) 
Website: https://translifeline.org/ 

A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. 

What’s On Queer BC 

Website: https://whatsonqueerbc.com/lgbtq-links  

Information on 2SLGBTQIA+ resources across BC. While the website is in English, multiple language supports may be available through referred organizations. 

British Columbia Health Link 
Call: 811 (24/7, over 100 languages) 

British Columbians who are deaf and hard of hearing have always had access to HealthLinkBC through a teletypewriter (TTY) relay service by dialing 711. 
Website: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ 

Free health-related advice and general health information provided by a nurse. 

The Crisis Centre of BC 

Call: BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (toll-free, no area code needed, 140+ languages, 24/7) 

Call: Suicide support line, 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 (toll-free, 140+ languages, 24/7) 
Website: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/ 

Online chat: https://crisiscentrechat.ca/ 

Offers help for British Columbians experiencing mental health concerns. 

BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS) 
Call: 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free, 24/7) 
Information and referral to services.