Community and Mental Health Supports

  • Daily Bread Food Bank provides emergency food for residents in need, as well as vital information to families with financial struggles. The Burlington Food bank can be contacted via e-mail at  [email protected] or by phoning (416) 203-0050.

  • Bag-Half Full Halton is designed to bridge the gap of accessibility to groceries and household items for vulnerable populations within Halton. Community members are provided with two services: 1. Pick up of online grocery orders and, 2. Grocery store shopping and delivery. Bag-Half full Halton can be reached by calling 647-963-1393 by visiting their website at baghalffull.com/gta.

  • Distantly is a donation platform which allows individuals to make contributions to their community businesses, helping them cover costs until they can officially re-open.

  • Good Neighbours Project - GTA is a grocery and supplies delivery volunteer organization looking to help those in need. In need of help, or want to volunteer call 647-873-2230, 8am-8pm.

  • Ontario 211 is a community and social services helpline, geared to helping you find information on government and community-based social services. Visit the link below to get more information or just dial 211.

  • The Ontario Caregiver Organization has created a new website to connect individuals who are in need of assistance to organizations in their community who can help.

  • The Ontario Community Support Program, is a collaborative program by the Ontario government and the Ontario Community Support Association, expanding meals on wheels services to reach low-income seniors and people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions across Ontario. This program will also develop the capacity for community organizations and others to help deliver medication and other essentials. You can learn more by clicking the link above; or by calling 2-1-1 or 1-877-330-3213.

  • Neighbourhood Helper is a nationwide campaign, run by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, offering services to help Canadians who need assistance with picking up groceries, filling prescriptions and providing overall support. Canadians in need of help can call 1-855-435 7811 or sign up at helpingneighbours.com.

  • The New Horizons for Seniors Program, by United Way, provides support services and supports for isolated seniors in all parts of Canada, including rural and remote communities. United Way Peel, Toronto & York region can be reached at 416-777-2001 or by visiting their website at unitedwaygt.org.

  • 'YMCA at Home' is a free virtual YMCA, created with the goal of connecting people to at-home workouts, children‘s programs and physical activity, and personal wellness resources. With content created by YMCA volunteers across Canada, YMCA has created activities tailored for all levels and audiences.

  • Ywearehere.ca is an initiative launched by The YMCA of Hamilton/ Burlington/ Brantford as part of their response to COVID-19.This fully accessible digital platform aggregates free YMCA programming and services in one central online location. Whether its helping you stay connected to your community, keeping you active, learning activities for children, etc. The YMCA is here to help.

Mental Health Supports

  • BounceBack is a free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (Toronto) offers free call-in counselling for anyone 16 or older during these stressful and uncertain times. Connect with qualified counsellors at (416) 789-7957 or email [email protected] If you are in crisis, please call the COAST Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-877-825-9011.

  • ConnexOntario connects adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.

  • Distress Centre Halton provides phone and online support to help people cope with crisis, loneliness and emotional stress. In Burlington call 905-681-1488.

  • Good2Talk is a service that provides confidential support to post-secondary students. Call/text 1-866-925-5454

  • Kids Help Phoneis for Children and Youth 18 and under who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call 1-800-668-6868 for 24/7 virtual, phone and text support.

  • The Mental Health Helpline at 1-866-531-2600or click here to find other mental health supports.

  • Ontario Shores: Centre for Mental Health Sciences, has created a new service to support health care workers dealing with mental health challenges during this pandemic. If you are a healthcare worker, dealing with increased anxiety and depression, you can self-refer or refer through a Primary care Practitioner to Ontario Shores’ Central intake @ 1-877-767-9642, access the crisis line @ 1-800-263-2679, or visit ontarioshores.ca/hcwassist for more information.

  • The Therapy Centre is offering free COVID-19 workshops, to residents in Peel, Toronto, Halton, Hamilton and the Greater Niagara Region, through a secure video-conferencing platform. These virtual group workshops are there to help those who feel stressed, anxious or depressed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Connect with them in Oakville at 289-291-0205, or Hamilton at 1-844-895-9769.

  • Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to address concerns directly related to mental health, substance use issues and overall well being during this period of crisis. This platform connects Canadians to peers, support workers, social workers, psychologist and other professionals for confidential chat session or phone calls. In need of immediate support? For youths seeking help, text WELLNESS to 686868. Adults seeking help should text WELLNESS to 741741.