All the resources on this page are helpful to youth!
If you need advice or just want to talk to someone, check out the counselling or phone lines sections. You can call or drop by any of the counselling resources. You can also call any of the phone lines, which are totally free and confidential. Many of them are available 24 hours a day. The people you talk to will listen to what you have to say and try to help you out. Talking through a problem can be a good way to sort out your own thoughts.
There are safe hangouts where you can go if you need help or a place to stay and other hangouts that have after-school programs and fun activities!
Click here to find more info on teen clinics and to see where your closest teen clinic is.
There are also a bunch of great websites where you can find more information on a whole bunch of different topics!
- The following is a list of cool websites with information, resources and more that we think you might want to see! Check them out!
www.kidshelpphone.ca – Info for teens and pre-teens
www.ruralsupport.ca – Provincial website devoted to rural youth
www.tripproject.ca – Safer sex and drug info
www.deal.org – Sexual Health and general info for youth (“knowzone” section)
www.youtube.com/user/HealthyAboriginal – Videos about Youth Health
www.kanikanichihk.ca – Programs and opportunities for aboriginal youth
Sexual and Reproductive Health
www.projectchoices.ca – Are you sexually active? Do you drink? Project Choices offers amazing information and resources for young women. Check out the FAQ section!
www.scarleteen.com – Sexual health info for youth
www.sexetc.org – Sexual health info for all ages
www.sexualityandu.ca – Sexual health info for all ages
www.calgarysexualhealth.ca – Sexual health info for all ages
www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com – Sexual health info for youth
www.irespectmyself.ca – Nunavut based website with tons of great sexual health info, cool features and links to local resources
www.adiosbarbie.com – Body positive info about body image
www.womenshealthclinic.org – Disordered Eating info (Eating Disorders tab)
www.fatso.com – Body positive blog
www.nedic.ca – Disordered Eating info and resources
Mental Health and Suicide
www.mindyourmind.ca – Mental health info for youth by youth
www.honouringlife.ca – Youth suicide info and resources
www.reasontolive.ca – Suicide info & support
au.reachout.com – Mental and sexual health info and stories for youth
www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/mh/spg.html – Suicide Prevention: Guidelines for Public Awareness and Education Activities
Relationships and Bullying
www.definetheline.ca – Information on cyber-bullying and sexting for youth, parents and teachers
www.yesmeansyes.com – Healthy Relationship and Consent info for youth
www.thatsnotcool.com – Online bullying info for youth
www.loveisrespect.org – Dating violence info and resources (chat line)
HIV/AIDS and HepC
www.youthco.org – HIV/AIDS and HepC info for youth
Substance Use and Gambling
www.drinkingfacts.ca – Information on alcohol use
www.abovetheinfluence.com – learn skills to deal with peer pressure
www.whatswithweed.ca – Information on marijuana use
www.youthgamblingfacts.ca – Information for youth about gambling
www.rainbowresourcecentre.org – Provides support and resources to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit communities of Manitoba and North Western Ontario
www.gdaay.ca – 307 – 685 William Ave. – Manitoba and area program for transgender youth up to age 17, youth or parents can call directly.
www.translifeline.org - Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
For Service Providers
www.serc.mb.ca – Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC) provides specialized sexuality and intercultural training and consultation for education, health and social service professionals and parents.
www.cfsh.ca – Canadian Federation for Sexual Health works to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services, education, abortion and contraception with a specific emphasis on youth.
www.teachingsexualhealth.ca – Lesson plans by grade or topic.
www.catie.ca – Information on HIV and HEP C as well as a free ordering centre for resources.
www.afsp.org/schools – Suicide prevention resources, including “After a Suicide Loss: a Toolkit for Schools.”
If you need emergency help right now, call 9-1-1.
Phone lines offer support and information. They will not judge you.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what to say. Any number you call, someone will help you! 1-800, 1-888, 1-877 , 1-866 and 1-855 numbers are FREE to call.
Klinic Crisis Line – 1-888-322-3019 or (204) 786-8686 (24 hours)
Provides counselling, support and information for people in crisis or distress.
Manitoba Suicide Line – 1-877-435-7170 (24 hours)
Counseling/info for people thinking about suicide, or affected by another’s thoughts/ attempts of suicide.
Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 1-888-292-7565 or (204) 786-8631 (24 hours)
Counselling, information, support and advocacy concerning sexual assault.
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 (24 hours)
Canada wide service providing information and support to youth.
Trans Lifeline – 1-877-330-6366 (check www.translifeline.org for hours)
Free hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
National Eating Disorders Helpline – 1-866-633-4220 (8am-8pm, Mon – Fri)
Counselling, information and support for people dealing with or affected by eating disorders and disordered eating.
National Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474
Counselling, information, support and advocacy concerning abuse. Visit www.loveisrespect.org to chat online with peer advocates. (US based)
Facts of Life Line – 1-800-711-9848
Automated toll-free line offering health information and referrals for health care and other services.
Canadians for Choice – 1-888-642-2725 (24 hours)
Gives information on abortion, adoption, and parenting, and referrals for abortion services and counselling.
Health Links – 1-888-315-9257 or (204) 788-8200 (24 hours)
For information and referral services on health related matters, staffed by nurses.
AIDS/STI Info Line – 1-800-782-2437 or (204) 945-2437 (9:30 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri)
For information about HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections and testing.
Resource Assistance for Youth – 1-800-668-4663 or (204) 783-5617 (24 hours)
Services for youth who have left home up to the age of 29.
If you need emergency help right now, call 9-1-1.
If something is bothering you, talking about it can really help. Below are some places where you can go to talk to someone.
Child and Family Services (CFS) Intake Line 1-888-834-9767 or (204) 944-4200
835 Portage Ave. ~ Mon – Fri 8:30 am– 4:30 pm.
Klinic Drop- In Counselling Program (204) 784-4067
545 Broadway Ave. ~ Mon and Wed 12 – 7 pm and Tues, Fri and Sat 12 – 4 pm. Free drop-in counselling with trained counsellors on any issue that you need to talk about.
Rainbow Resource Centre (LGBTTQ*) (204) 474-0212
170 Scott St. ~ Resources and counselling for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit communities. They also have youth groups and a library.
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Youth Services (204) 944-6235
200 Osborne N. ~ Resources for youth and families around addiction issues. Counselling, treatment and support groups.
Voices, Manitoba Youth in Care Network 1-866-982-4956
929 Main St. ~ Resources, peer support and advocacy.
Adolescent Mental Health Centralized Intake (204) 958-9660
848 William ~ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon – Fri. Mental health programs, no referral needed.
- Safer Hangouts
- City of Winnipeg – Priceless Fun
Programming guide highlights free recreation and leisure opportunities for youth throughout Winnipeg.
Click here to view.
Spence Neighborhood Association (204) 783-5000
M.E.R.C. 430 Langside St. ~ Drop-in and other activities for ages 13-18. 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Mon – Fri.
MacDonald Youth Services (204) 477-1804
161 Mayfair Ave. ~ Counselling, free condoms, overnight shelter open 24/7 for 12-17 year olds, resources for youth up to age 20.
Ndinawe (204) 589-5545 472 Selkirk Ave.
Safe shelter for youth who have left home and lots of free programs (computers, tutoring, art, video, sports, Indigenous cultural Teachings). Open 24/7.
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (204) 925-0363
445 King St. ~ Community drop-in with lots of youth groups and all kinds of free programs.
Honouring our Spirits (204) 947-0421
70 Albert St. ~ After school program. Free snacks, fun activities, outings, Indigenous crafts and Spiritual Teachings.
Art City (204) 775-9856
616 Broadway Ave. ~ Art programming for all ages. Snacks and fun activities.
Check out artcityinc.com for the latest schedule.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg (204) 982-4940
929 Main St. ~ 10 different clubs around the city with great activities.
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (204) 772-9253
185 Young St. ~ Wicked youth programs Mon-Fri 4-9pm.
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. (204) 667-9960
109 Higgins Ave. ~ A welcoming place with lots of art programs.
Indian & Métis Friendship Centre (204) 586-8441
45 Robinson St. ~ Programs for youth and people of all ages.
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) (204) 943-8765
95 Ellen St. ~ Great after-school program for newcomer youth. Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 7 – 9 pm.
N.E.E.D.S. Inc. (204) 940-1260
251-A Notre Dame Ave. ~ Youth programming for immigrant and refugee youth. Ages 12-17 or until graduation.
Kildonan Youth Activity Centre (204) 223-2639
800 Salter St. ~ Drop-in youth programming. Ages 9-17.
Maples Youth Activity Centre (204) 471-6922
1520 Jefferson Ave. ~ Drop-in youth programming for ages 10-16. Open during the evenings and school holidays.
Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) (204) 783-5617
125 Sherbrook St. ~ Resources for youth (29 and under) who have left home. Emergency help, food/clothing banks, computers, housing resources and more.
Rossbrook House (204) 949-4090
658 Ross Ave. ~ Lots of great programs for teens. Open 365 days a year and 24 hours on weekends and school holidays.
Teen Stop Jeunesse (204) 254-1618
533-A St. Anne’s Rd. ~ Computers, outings, homework club and lots of other great stuff. Drop-in Mon – Fri 3:30 – 11:30 pm.
West Broadway Youth Outreach (204) 774-0451
203-222 Furby St. ~ All sorts of activities from 3:30 – 8:30 pm Mon – Thurs. 12-17 year olds can serve as positive role models and get volunteer experience.
Four locations ~ Lots of programming for youth ages 12 and up.
Downtown (301 Vaughan St.) ~ (204) 947-3044
Elmwood-Kildonan (454 Kimberly Ave.) ~ (204) 668-8140
South (5 Fermor Ave.) ~ (204) 233-3476
West Portage (3550 Portage Ave.) ~ (204) 889-8052
- Teen Clinics
- Click here for a list of teen clinics in Winnipeg.
Click here for a list of teen clinics in rural and northern Manitoba.