Emergency Contacts


If you or someone you know is in need of support, please reach out to one of these resources.

KAMATSIAQTUT HELP LINE

Kamatsiaqtut Help Line provides free, anonymous, and confidential telephone counselling for northerners in crisis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available in English, and may be available in French and Inuktitut.

  • Toll Free 1 (800) 265-3333
  • In Iqaluit 1 (867) 979-3333

HOPE FOR WELLNESS HELP LINE

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers free, confidential, culturally competent counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If asked, counsellors can work with you to identify follow-up services. Services are available in English and French, and in Inuktitut upon request.

KIDS HELP PHONE

Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, they are ready to listen. Kids Help Phone provides free, confidential, no judgment professional counselling geared to young people, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available in English and French.

  • Toll Free 1 (800) 668-6868
  • Text 686868 (no data plan, internet connection, or app required)
  • Live chat www.kidshelpphone.ca

INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL CRISIS LINE

The Indian Residential School (IRS) Crisis Line provides former IRS students and their families with free and confidential, cultural and emotional counselling, and support services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available in Inuktitut, English, and French.

  • Toll Free 1 (866) 925-4419

The IRS Resolution Health Support Program helps provides eligible persons with assistance for transportation costs when counselling and cultural support services are not locally available. Services are available in English and French.

  • Northern Program Coordinator, Health Canada Toll Free 1 (866) 509-1769

GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This assistance program provides Government of Nunavut employees and their immediate family with free, confidential counselling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many resources are available, such as mental health and addiction support, psychology, and online courses. Services are available in English and French, and Inuktut through an interpreter.

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA ASSISTANCE SERVICES
Retired Canadian Rangers, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), their families, and caregivers have access to free, confidential counselling from a mental health professional, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are available in English and French.

  • Toll Free 1 (800) 268-7708

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS
Free, confidential mental health and addictions support is available at community health centres and at Iqaluit mental health. Psychologists and other mental health professionals are available through Telehealth. Referrals and medical travel are provided when services are not locally available. Services are available in English, and Inuktut and French through an interpreter.

  • Visit your community health centre for an appointment and emergencies
  • Iqaluit Mental Health (867) 975-5999
  • Qikiqtani General Hospital, Emergencies (867) 975-8600

CULTURAL WELLNESS AND HEALING IN NUNAVUT

  • Cambridge Bay Wellness Centre:1 (867) 983-4670
  • Ilisaqsivik Society in Clyde River: Toll Free Counselling Line 1 (888) 331-4433
  • Pulaarvik Kublu Friendship Centre in Rankin Inlet:1 (867) 645-2600
  • Tukisigiarvik Society in Iqaluit:1 (867) 979-2400
 

RCMP

Arctic Bay: 867-439-1111
Arviat: 867-857-1111
Baker Lake: 867-793-1111
Cambridge Bay: 867-983-1111
Cape Dorset: 867-897-1111
Chesterfield Inlet: 867-898-1111
Clyde River: 867-924-1111
Coral Harbour: 867-925-1111
Gjoa Haven: 867-360-1111
Grise Fiord: 867-980-1111
Hall Beach: 867-928-1111
Igloolik: 867-934-1111
Iqaluit: 867-979-1111
Kimmirut: 867-939-1111
Kugluktuk: 867-982-1111
Kugaaruk: 867-769-1111
Naujaat: 867-462-1111
Pangnirtung: 867-473-1111
Pond Inlet: 867-899-1111
Qikiqtarjuaq: 867-927-1111
Rankin Inlet: 867-645-1111
Resolute Bay: 867-252-1111
Sanikiluaq: 867-266-1111
Taloyoak: 867-561-1111
Whale Cove:867-896-1111

Canada-Wide

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-893-8333
Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-3000