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One of Canada's greatest features is the wide variety of culture and language that its inhabitants contribute. The Greater Toronto Area is no different in this regard. In an effort to best serve our community, our distress lines are available in 8 languages:  EnglishCantoneseMandarinPortugueseSpanishHindiPunjabi and Urdu. Our multilingual Helplines are delivered by our Brampton Branch and are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and augment our 24/7/365 distress line services. 

Our highly-trained multilingual volunteer responders are provide phone support inclusive of but not limited to the below:

• Coping - juggling work & family life, interpersonal relationships, personal time/interests
• Anxiety/Stress - impact of physical, mental, emotional and financial stress
• Settlement & Integration - Language, culture and traditions
• Relocation - New city, new country, new people, new community
• Depression/continued sadness
• Divorce – separation/dealing with conflicts
• Abuse – seniors/ men/ women – physical, mental, emotional
• Job loss – frustration/stress associated with unemployment or under-employment
• Isolation & Loneliness
• Loss & Grief
• Parenting
• Relationship Issues
• Acceptance and Support – “Coming out” issues (LGBTQ)


Multilingual Distress Lines (available Monday to Friday - 10am to 10pm):

905-459-7777 (Brampton & Mississauga)
1-877-298-5444 (Caledon)
905-278-4890 (TTY)


become a volunteer responder

DCGT provides our programs and services in 7 languages other than English. Currently we are seeking volunteers who can understand and speak fluently in the following languages:

Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.