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Since 1967, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable. We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.


24/7/365 support

Emotional support, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention


110,500 calls & texts

Across all of our programs in 2018


over 100,000 volunteer hours

Number of hours in 2018

451 survivors attending programs

Through our Survivors of Suicide / Homicide loss support programs in 2018

Even though I don’t call you guys often now, knowing that I have you on speed dial makes me feel amazing
— Service user, Toronto Distress Centre

Sunday, November 24, 2019

9:00 AM 5:00 PM - Li Ka Shing, St. Michael’s Hospital



Fundraising is an exciting way to use your skills, talents, and expertise. It can get you out of your comfort zone and connect you to those around you while raising money for those who are
navigating their most vulnerable moments with Distress Centres. 

We're happy to help you develop your fundraising event or activity by providing a fundraising toolkit and resources. 



Ever wanted to give back to your community in a meaningful and enriching way? Now is your chance! Volunteers are a vital part of Distress Centres.

Every year, volunteers contribute more than 100,000 hours to our 24-hour distress and crisis lines as well as our survivor of loss support programs. Their contributions provide immediate access to help and support. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available!