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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Financial Assistance

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Funding post-secondary school

If you are planning to attend college, university, or any post-secondary program, you need to think about how you will pay for it. Costs will differ by program and university. If you have to move elsewhere to attend the school, you have to consider how much that will cost. Check the websites of the specific schools you are interested in attending and see what the costs are.

To help finance your school you have several options:

  1. Financial support from parents or guardians
    If you feel comfortable, you can ask your parents or guardians for help. But you need to know schooling is expensive and they may not be able to help.
  2. Scholarships & bursaries
    There are many scholarships and bursaries available that you may qualify for. It can seem intimidating to apply, but most students have more success than they think they will. Apply for as many scholarships and bursaries as you can and do not get discouraged if you don’t get one. Check out a helpful resource to find scholarships and bursaries here or on the financial aid page of the school you want to attend.
  3. Student loans
    You can apply for a student loan from the Government of Canada to help pay for costs related to school like tuition and living expenses. You will not have to pay back the loan until 6 months after you graduate or stop schooling. Learn more about student loans here.

Income assistance & disability assistance

These programs are funded by the provincial government and help to financially support people when they are in need. If you are eligible for income assistance, it may help to support you financially when you have no other options are available. It is usually offered together with finding and obtaining employment.

Disability assistance supports those who are designated as a Person with Disabilities.

To find out if you are eligible, and to apply for income assistance or disability assistance visit My Self Serve. If you have trouble with any part of the application you can contact the ministry at 1-866-866-0800.

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