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Mental Health and Counseling

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto has compiled as list of some institutions in Toronto that offer mental health support and counseling. Please check out the below list and contact each agency directly for more information on their enrollment process and what services they offer.

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Abrigo Centre
Offers individual and family counseling for victims or witnesses of abuse, parenting groups and settlement services for newcomers and works in liaison with all Portuguese-speaking communities

Agincourt Community Service Association (ACSA) Chester Le Community Corner

A multi-service agency focused on empowering children, youth, newcomers, homeless and under-served communities

Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service
Individual and family counseling, advocacy, employment and education

Central Toronto Youth Services
Honest and trustworthy agency that provides counseling for young people

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mental health and addiction resources for all of Toronto

Counseling and support for newcomers

Davenport Perth Neighborhood and Community Health Centre
Addresses the cycles of poverty, violence, isolation, and more

East Metro Youth Services
Recognizes the holistic nature of many problems families may face

  • Oolagen has partnered with East Metro Youth Service and Yorktown Child & family Centre to create Toronto’s only city wide walk-in counseling service open 5 days a week at 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 500

George Hull Centre 
Counseling, intervention and  treatment programs

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Complex continuing care, rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient services

Support for challenges associated with learning disabilities

Oolagen Community Services
Services for physically and sexually abused adolescents and for adolescent perpetrators

Parkdale Community Health Centre
Works with the community to address health-related needs through delivery of primary health care and more

Regesh Family and Child Services
Family support programs for families of all nationalities

Surrey Place
Support for children with developmental disabilities and autism


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre
This agency offers parents and families services to address children’s mental health needs, including family counseling, parent education, day treatment, and specialized groups.

The Griffin Centre
Promotes positive change for vulnerable youth and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families 

The Hinks-Dellcrest Centre
Children’s mental health, research and teaching centre

  • The ABCs of Mental Health
    The Hinks-Dellcrest Centre has created a free, web-based resource for teachers and parents to answer questions about children and youth development and behaviour. This easy-to use website will help you determine appropriate behaviour for a particular age or developmental stage

YMCA – Youth Gambling Awareness Program
Free service designed to help those with gambling issues 
1-877-525-5515 ext. 4039

Youthdale Crisis Services

Any parent or legal guardian in Ontario can call the Crisis Service Line and get immediate access to trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week


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