Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) central webpage: Health Canada’s current information, overview, updates, advice, testing information, Canada-wide.
AAFC COVID-19 Information for Agriculture Industry: Questions and answers related to the agriculture sector.
Government of Canada Standing Select Committee Report: Released in 2019, “Mental Health: A Priority for our Farmers” report outlines 10 recommendations for attention.
National Survey of Farmer Mental Health: Conducted by Dr. Andria Jones-Britton in 2018 involving over 1,000 producers across Canada.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Farms: Includes a media kit, a report on mental health, and farm business management.
Rooted in Strength: Mental Health Resources to Take Care of Our Families and Ourselves: Provides an overview and assessment tool to support famers to identity and manage sources of stress and mental health resources.
4-H Canada’s Healthy Living Initiative: Includes a series of resources and activities regarding farming and mental health.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safe: Infographic on farming and mental health statistics in Canada.
Black Mental Health Canada: Exists to provide access to affordable mental health services and education for the Black community
Emergency Response Model for Mental Health During Agricultural Crises: This document outlines evidence-informed recommendations for attending to farmer mental health during times of agricultural crisis (e.g. animal disease outbreak) or disaster (e.g. barn fire). These guidelines are intended to help agricultural organizations, communities, and government best support farmers, farm families, and agricultural communities as they work through agricultural crises and disasters
Do More Agriculture Foundation: Do More Ag is a not-for-profit organization focusing on mental health in agriculture across Canada.
CRISIS Centre BC: 24/7 mental health support. Services available for youth and adult, online chat and telephone options.
Legal Services Society: Legal aid services for all British Columbians.
Phone: 604-601-6000 ex 523
FAMILY SUPPORT INSTITUTE: Supporting families who have a family member with a disability. Communication available through telephone, email, text, or online video meetings.
BC Government: Access to a range of federal, provincial and community-based program services for low-income individuals and families in British Columbia including income, healthcare and mental health.
AgSafe: Aims to create a safe and healthy work environment in BC agriculture through outreach and an active program of education, training, and consultation in all regions of the province.
Stigma Free Society: Provides programs regarding the education about stigmas with an emphasis on mental health and peer support for those facing mental health challenges with a special focus on youth.
Mental Health Hotline: 24/7, confidential and anonymous support for those dealing with an individual, family, or community crisis. They also provide information about mental health programs and services.
211 Alberta: 24 hour service providing information for social and community services including counselling, financial, and legal resources.
Text: INFO to 211
Legal Aid Alberta: Provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defence.
Apply over the phone M-F 8:15-4:15: 1-866-845-3424
Alberta Seed Guide: Informative article about mental health and Alberta farmers.
Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line: – you don’t need to be in crisis to call. If you’re feeling stressed and simply need someone to talk to, it’s a good time to dial the toll-free, 24-hour service.
For more information, contact your local regional office or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.
Healthline: Confidential 24 hour health information and support service. HealthLine can also provide mental health and addictions support. Read Healthline’s Farm Family Stress pamphlet for more information.
PLEA (Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan): Provides legal information and law related education.
Phone M-F 8:30-4:30: 306-653-1868
Or contact them through their website.
211 Saskatchewan: Resources on mental health, community programs, youth, and income support. Can also call, text, or web chat for more information and support.
Manitoba Farm, Rural Support & Northern Support Services: Free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling for anyone on a Manitoba farm, rural, or Northern community.
Legal Aid Manitoba: Provides free or affordable legal services for low-income adults, youth, and public interest groups. Apply online.
Community Financial Counselling Services: Credit counselling agency that can help get a hand on debt. They offer free counselling services and a free Debt Management Program.
Manitoba Farm Safety: Provides specific resources, support, and guidance to help farmers become aware, compliant, and able to ensure healthy and safe workplaces.
ConnexOntario: Information and referral service focused on mental health. Call, chat, or email 24/7, 365. All conversations are confidential and anonomous.
Pro Bono Ontario: Legal advice hotline that helps connect volunteer lawyers with those who cannot afford a lawyer. Can help with employment, housing, powers or attorney, or corporate law. Their brocure is here.
LEGAL AID ONTARIO: Provides services with criminal legal issues, domestic violence, family legal issues, mental health, and immigration.
Ontario Health and Wellness: Resources for health care services and advice, including help for addictions or mental illnesses.
Telehealth: Fast, free, medical advice.
Mental Health for Farmers: First Aid Kit: Provides information on stress, animal welfare, financial stress. Provides stress mitigation resources.
Ontario 211: Find programs and services in your community. Search the website, call, email, or live chat.
Talk4Healing: is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages across Ontario.
E Mental Health: Vous cherchez des informations sur la santé mentale, mais où trouver de l’aide? eSantéMentale.ca fournit des informations anonymes, confidentielles et dignes de confiance, 24 heures par jour, 365 jours par an.
Resources for counselling, financial, legal assistance and support groups.
COMMISION DE LA SANTE MENTALE DU CANADA: Cette ligne est accessible 24/7 partout au Québec. Vous pouvez également clavarder avec un intervenant du mercredi au dimanche de 16 h à 23 h à partir d’un ordinateur via le site web suicide.ca. Français seulement.
Commission des Services Juridiques (Legal Aid): La Commission des services juridiques est l’organisme responsable de l’application de la loi sur l’aide juridique et de la prestation de certains autres services juridiques au Québec. Ils fournissent une aide juridique accessible à toute personne éligible qui en fait la demande.
The Commission des services juridiques is the agency responsible for enforcing the law on legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services in Quebec. They provide legal aid is accessible to any eligible person who requests it.
La Financiere agricole Quebec: Programmes et assistance concernant le financement agricole, l’assurance et la protection du logement. Contactez par e-mail via le site Web.
Programs and assistance regarding farm financing, insurance, and home protection. Contact by email through website.
Téléphone: 418-834-6857 ext 6438
Financial Support for Aspiring Farmers: Ressources et financement pour les jeunes producteurs souhaitant s’établir sur une ferme existante ou démarrer une nouvelle entreprise.
Resources and funding for young producers looking to establish themselves on an existing farm or start a new business.
Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 24/7 crisis line available for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about someone who is.
Family Law Nova Scotia: Provides support for family law issues, and offers tools to allow you to navigate all available options.
Nova Scotia Health Authority: A very comprehensive list of programs and services pertaining to physical and mental health.
Farm Family Support Center: Farmers and their families are entitled to up to 3 hours of service at no cost. Professional help regarding mental health, relationships, finances, or legal.
Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Farmer Specific Resources regarding mental health. List of support groups included.
Farm Safety Nova Scotia: Works with Nova Scotia farms to keep farmers, their families, and their employees safe. Helps provide access to the tools and resources they need to operate safe and productive farms.
We Talk, We Grow: is an initiative of Farm Safety Nova Scotia raising awareness and taking action to protect and nurture the mental health and well-being of Nova Scotia’s farming community, and enhance and maintain a culture where mental health is valued, prioritized and protected.
New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission: The NBLASC provides legal assistance to low income individuals for certain family and criminal matters.
La CSAJNB fournit une aide juridique aux personnes à faible revenu pour certaines affaires pénales ou qui relèvent du droit de la famille.
Email EN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email FR: email@example.com
CHIMO Helpline: Crisis phone line accessible 24/7, 365. They provide a listening ear, helpful information, and referrals to resources. Services are bilingual.
CHIMO est une ligne téléphonique de crise accessible 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7, 365 jours par an. Ils fournissent une oreille attentive, des informations utiles et des références aux ressources. Les services sont bilingues.
Live chat 5pm-12am daily.
TeleCare 811: Free and confidential health advice and information line. Talk to registered nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are billingual.
Conseils de santé gratuits et confidentiels et ligne d’information. Parlez aux infirmières autorisées 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7. Les services sont facturés.
Agriculture NB: A comprehensive list of social and financial programs for agri-business in New Brunswick.
Une liste complète des programmes sociaux et financiers pour l’agro-entreprise au Nouveau-Brunswick.
Prince Edward Island
Farmer Assistance Program: Confidential, 24/7 professional counselling service for farmers and farm employees. Free to members of the NFU in PEI and PEI Federation of Agriculture.
The Island Helpline: Free, 24/7, billingual, confidential supportive telephone service.
PEI Legal Aid: Provides legal representation and assistance to low income inviduausl who have legal needs in the areas of criminal law, youth criminal justice, or family and civil law.
Phone: 902-368-6043 (Charlottetown)
Phone: 902-888-8219 (Summerside)
Farmers Talk: Support and resources provided to farmers, producers, and family members who are feeling high levels of stress, burnout, depression, or anxiety.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Eastern Health: A comprehensive list of social and community resources, as well as links to assist in physical and mental health.
24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Support: 24/7, free phone line if you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis.
Public Legal Information Association of NL: An independent non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to educating Newfoundlanders and Labradorians about the law, with the intent of increasing and improving access to justice.
811 HealthLine: 811 is a confidential and free telephone line available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, 24/7, 365.
Newfoundland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention:Farmer specific resources and a comprehensive list of support groups.