Youth clinics (up to age 24) are free and confidential, and offer counselling and support on all medical, health, sexual and wellness-related issues.
No appointment, Care Card (usually) or parental accompaniment required.
9-1-1 If you believe that your life or someone's else life is in danger, call 9-1-1. to connect you with a Kids Help Phone counsellor, on the web or from a smartphone.
You can also call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to. Online chat for Adults: Crisis Centre Online chat for Youth: Youth In Online chat available from Noon to 1 a.m. Kuu-us Crisis Response Services Line at 1-800-KUU-US17 (588-8717) 604-660-9382 or toll-free 1-800-663-1441 Available to anyone needing help with any kind of substance abuse issues, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services, and regulatory agencies.
1-800-668-6868 Toll-free, confidential and anonymous telephone and online counselling and referral service for young people up to age 20, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On a nondescript block in North Surrey, in a former halal meat market sandwiched between a convenience store and an autobody shop, a new community is taking shape.
Inside, there are about 80 people squeezed into a space that would comfortably hold about half that number.
The adults chat loudly over coffee and baklava; the children — who represent about half the crowd —shriek with laughter and scream with rage in equal measure.
There are long tables filled with food — pakoras, samosas, two kinds of hummus, pita bread, fruit.
The potato salad and cheese and broccoli mini quiches remain largely untouched.
Welcome to the communal living room of Guildford’s burgeoning Syrian-Canadian community.