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Our Organization

About Us

Established in 1967, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto is a service agency dedicated to providing timely emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention to people in distress. We are a group of well-trained individuals who are no different from you, driven by a strong will to help those in need.  

Our Mission

We provide support for those in crisis, at risk for suicide and those experiencing emotional distress through 24/7 multi-lingual inbound, outbound and in-person programs.

Our Vision

We are the leader in providing resilience and hope through innovative crisis and mental health support.

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Our Promises

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto is committed to contributing to a healthier and safer community as we continue to:

Our Programs

Multilingual Helplines

Available 24/7 in English. Support in Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu is available Mondays-Fridays from 10am to 10pm.


Available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Providing crisis intervention and emotional support to everyone in our communities.

Talk Suicide

National-wide bilingual support(English and French) available in both phone calls and text messages.

We Are All Ears

Discover our wide variety of programmes to see how we can assist you in overcoming these difficult times.