Resources for Caribbean-Canadians

Crisis Textline hours are varied and subject to change on a daily/weekly basis.
Check below for up-to-date hours.
Sunday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am – 9:00 am, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Lifeline Canada Foundationhttps://thelifelinecanada.ca/resources/
Government of Canada: Family violence resources and serviceshttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/stop-family-violence/services.html
Government of Canada: Need help dealing with family violence?https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/stop-family-violence/need-help-dealing-family-violence.html
myPlan Canada is a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from current or past spouse, partner, boy/girlfriend. It’s private, secure, personalized, & backed by researchhttps://myplanapp.ca/en/
Signs of violence against womenhttp://www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca/content/i-need-help
Talking to Abusive Menhttp://www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca/about/about-us?q=how-to-help/talking-to-abusive-men
Government of Canada: Mental Health Supporthttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html
Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthhttps://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/suicide#resources
Government of Canada: COVID-19 Emergency Benefitshttps://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
CRA and COVID-19https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-benefits-credits-support-payments.html
Caribbean-Canadian Emergency Financial Assistance Application (note: currently closed; check regularly)https://forms.gle/XxD4wskYVCCaGuTi9
Caribbean-Canadian Crisis Textline (note: this is temporary service; closes mid-Nov)1-855-574-0574
Caribbean Women’s Societyhttps://ourchm.ca/ourcws/
Caribbean-Canadian Parents Unitedhttps://ourchm.ca/ourccpu/
Caribbean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce & Communityhttps://ourchm.ca/thefirstc5/
October is Caribbean Heritage Monthhttps://ourchm.ca/
This list will be updated periodically.