All posts in “online support”

Teen Legal Helpline

Group Name: Teen Legal Helpline

Description: We help teens solve their hardest problems by giving them free and confidential legal advice. Every day, hundreds of vulnerable Ontario teens are forced to deal with legal situations on their own. These problems, like bullying and domestic violence, are more than what a young person can handle alone. We think they deserve better. Teen Legal Helpline connects teens with experienced lawyers to give them the advice they need. Teen Legal Helpline is a Canadian charity committed to access to justice for teens in Canada. We will never charge because you should not be denied help because you cannot afford it.

Are you an Ontario teen with a legal question? Teen Legal Helpline is free, confidential, and powered by lawyers who care.

Where: 147 Liberty Street, Suite 215 | Toronto, ON M6K 3G3

Contact: | (non-legal enquiries)

Testicular Cancer Canada

Group Name: Testicular Cancer Canada (TCCan)

Description: Testicular Cancer Canada (TCCan) was incorporated as a non-profit organization and received its charitable status in October of 2007. Testicular Cancer Canada is dedicated to giving men the tools to catch testicular cancer early, while acting as a support community for those who are and have been affected through our awareness & educational programs, so they can avoid painful, lengthy treatment and life-altering complications. Working directly with testicular cancer patients and their caregivers to offer support and education from the start of their diagnosis to the end of treatment, and into survivorship.

If you or someone you know has testicular cancer — we can help. While your doctor is your primary resource for treatment, this service is available for all testicular cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. You don’t need to have a serious problem to sign up for one of our programs; if you’re finding it hard to cope for any reason, then this may be of some help.

Online support requires registration and available are:

  • Telephone Support – One on One
    Our free Peer Support Service connects people who have been through testicular cancer with volunteers who listen.
  • Email Support – One on One
    Some people prefer to stay private, this one on one support could be what you need.
  • Face-to-Face Support
    Let us set up a private video chat room for you and your volunteer on your own computer.

Where: 45058-310 Fairway Road South | Kitchener, ON N2C 1X0

Contact: 519-894-0134 | |

Bladder Cancer Canada

Group Name: Bladder Cancer Canada

Description: Founded in September 2009, Bladder Cancer Canada is a Canadian registered charitable non-profit corporation. Our priority is to improve patient support. We will do this by having a patient to patient support system in place; be a source of information about available treatment options and create greater awareness of bladder cancer. Our phone and on-line volunteers have been trained to offer understanding and help to patients and their caregivers. Our website is a central information point for Canadian bladder cancer patients.

Our online support community is available 24 hours a day. Join us by visiting our Discussion Forum where patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and other loved ones support each other through the different stages in their journey with bladder cancer. *** Hamilton meeting is the closet location to Toronto in Ontario.

Where: 4936 Yonge Street, Suite 1000 | Toronto, ON M2N 6S3

When: Hamilton support group meetings are held two to three times a year at Wellwood Centre – 501 Sanatorium Rd., Hamilton, ON. RSVP or questions contact Zina.

Contact: Zina | 1-866-674-8889 | |

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Web and Telephone Support

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Web and Telephone Support

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

Do you have questions about living well with schizophrenia or pyschosis? We can help. The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s Ask the Expert program addresses practical questions about living with schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses, as well as provides guidance on how to navigate the mental health system and shares information on local resources. It also facilitates local support groups to enable people to come together and share vital information. All questions and responses are kept private and confidential. Here’s how to get in touch:

  • Email your question to:
  • Please include the city and postal code in which you live so that information about local resources can be shared with you
  • Allow three business day for a response.

***Please note that some questions may take longer to answer, depending on complexity. If your situation is urgent you may also call us at 1-800-449-6367

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Contact: 1-800-449-6367 | |

Codependents of Sex Addicts Support

Group Name: Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA)

Description: COSA is a recovery program for men and women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of reaching out, we begin the process of recovery. The COSA recovery program has been adapted from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. It is a program for our spiritual development, no matter what our religious beliefs. As we meet to share our experience, strength and hope while working the twelve steps, we grow stronger in spirit. We begin to lead our lives more serenely and in deeper fulfillment, little by little, one day at a time. Only in this way can we be of help to others.

COSA is open to anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s compulsive sexual behavior. While there are no dues or fees for membership, most groups pass a basket for contributions since COSA is entirely self-supporting and declines outside donations.

Where: Currently there is only one Ontario meeting location which is in London. If there are no meetings listed for your area or if you would like to seek out additional recovery opportunities please see the Phone Meetings and Online Meetings pages.

Contact: 1-866-899-COSA (2672) | |

Smokers’ Helpline

Group Name: Smokers’ Helpline

Description: Smokers Helpline is a free, confidential, telephone-based sevice that provides personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking. They help people quit smoking. Talk to them about making a quit plan, coping with cravings, quitting methods, withdrawal symptoms, managing stress, dealing with slips and relapses, community referrals, and strategies to help you reach your goal.

They have available an online quit program, telephone support, and self help workbooks. They offer services in English and French and, in Ontario, over 100 languages through an interpreter.

When: We are also open 7 days a week. Monday-Thursday :8 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Contact: 1-877-513-5333 |

Ability Online Support Network

Group Name: Ability Online Support Network

Description: Ability Online is an extraordinary and absolutely free monitored and supportive online community. Here, young people with disabilities and illnesses connect with all kinds of possibilities that address their needs for friendship, support and information. They meet and chat with other people like them in a virtual world that transcends boundaries and barriers. They make friends, get tips from mentors, and freely participate in an atmosphere of collaboration, companionship and support. Putting children and adolescents with disabilities or chronic illness in touch with the world through a computer-based friendship network linking youth for support and the sharing of information and experience.

Where: 250 Wincott Drive, RPO PO Box 18515 | Etobicoke, ON, M9R 4C8

Contact: 416-650-6207 |

Canadian Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Support Network

Group Name: Canadian Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Support Network

Description: The Canadian Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Support Network (CBSN) is a federally registered non-profit, and upcoming charitable organization based in Toronto, Ontario. CBSN aims to reduce the stigma, shame, and isolation associated with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) and related mental health conditions. BFRB is an umbrella term for conditions such as Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder), and Dermatillomania (Skin-Picking/ Excoriation Disorder).

Peer support for people with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) and related mental health conditions. BFRB is an umbrella term for conditions such as Trichotillomania aka Hair Pulling Disorder, and Dermatillomania aka Skin Picking Disorder. CBSN also offers online support in addition to the face-to-face meetings.

When: See the Find Support page for locations.

Contact: | |

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