Resources and Support for Mental Health, Legal Aid, and Financial Assistance

Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) central webpage: Health Canada’s current information, overview, updates, advice, testing information, Canada-wide.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Federal government economic support information for individuals, businesses and industry. Also, see Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: COVID-19

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 HealthConducted 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.

British Columbia

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

BC Ministry of Agriculture’s Response to COVID-19

CRISIS Centre BC: 24/7 mental health support. Services available for youth and adult, online chat and telephone options.

Telephone: 310-6789

Legal Services Society: Legal aid services for all British Columbians.

Telephone: 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.

Phone: 1-800-441-5403

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.

Text: 1-604-660-2421
Phone: 1-800-663-7867

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.

Phone: 1-877-533-1789
Email: contact@agsafeBC.ca

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.

Alberta

COVID-19 info for Albertans

COVID-19 Supports for Albertans

Mental Health Hotline24/7, confidential and anonymous support for those dealing with an individual, family, or community crisis. They also provide information about mental health programs and services.

Phone: 1-877-303-2642

211 Alberta24 hour service providing information for social and community services including counselling, financial, and legal resources.

Phone: 2-1-1
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

Saskatchewan COVID-19 Information

Saskatchewan Support for Producers in the Midst of COVID-19

Farm Stress Line: Crisis telephone counselling, support, and referral services for individuals, youth, and families. Counsellors are available 24/7, free, and confidential.

Phone: 1-800-667-4442

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.

Phone: 811

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.

Phone: 2-1-1
Text: 211

Manitoba

COVID-19 Information for Manitobans

Manitoba COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Manitoba Farm, Rural Support & Northern Support Services: Free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling for anyone on a Manitoba farm, rural, or Northern community.

Phone: 1-866-367-3276

Legal Aid Manitoba: Provides free or affordable legal services for low-income adults, youth, and public interest groups. Apply online.

Phone: 204-985-8500

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.

Phone: 1-888-573-2383

Manitoba Farm Safety: Provides specific resources, support, and guidance to help farmers become aware, compliant, and able to ensure healthy and safe workplaces.

Telephone: 1-204-697-1140
Email: farmsafety@kap.ca

Ontario

COVID-19 Information for Ontario

Ontario COVID-19: Support for businesses

ConnexOntario: Information and referral service focused on mental health. Call, chat, or email 24/7, 365. All conversations are confidential and anonomous.

Phone: 1-866-531-2600

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.

Phone: 1-855-255-7256

LEGAL AID ONTARIO: Provides services with criminal legal issues, domestic violence, family legal issues, mental health, and immigration.

Phone: 1-800-668-8258
Email: info@lao.on.ca

Ontario Health and Wellness: Resources for health care services and advice, including help for addictions or mental illnesses.

Telehealth: Fast, free, medical advice.

Phone: 1-866-797-0000

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.

Phone: 2-1-1
Email: 2-1-1

Quebec

COVID-19 in Québec

COVID-19 – Questions-réponses pour les clientèles​ du MAPAQ

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.

Téléphone: 1-866-277-3553

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.

Téléphone: 514-873-3562

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 FarmersRessources 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

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nova Scotia

COVID-19: support for Nova Scotians and businesses

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.

Phone: 1-888-439-8167

Family Law Nova Scotia: Provides support for family law issues, and offers tools to allow you to navigate all available options.

Phone: 902-424-5232
Email: questions@nsfamilylaw.ca

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.

Phone: 1-844-880-9142

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.

New Brunswick

COVID-19 Information for New Brunswick

New Brunswick COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

Lignes directrices sur la COVID-19 à l’intention des entreprises

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.

Phone: 506-444-2776
Email EN: info@legalaid.nb.ca
Email FR: info@aidjuridique.nb.ca   

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.
Phone: 1-800-667-5005

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.

Phone: 811

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

COVID-19 Information for PEI

PEI Farmers : COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Phone: 1-800-736-8006

The Island Helpline: Free, 24/7, billingual, confidential supportive telephone service.

Phone: 1-800-218-2885

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

COVID-19 Information for Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Resources

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.

Phone: 1-888-737-4668

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.

Phone: 1-888-660-7788
Email: info@publiclegalinfo.com

811 HealthLine: 811 is a confidential and free telephone line available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, 24/7, 365.

Phone: 811

Newfoundland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention:Farmer specific resources and a comprehensive list of support groups.

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