The Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Providing 24-Hour Crisis Line Support and Resources for Vancouver Island and BC


Also available: Crisis Chat Online Emotional Support

Crisis Chat for all ages is offered from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, 7 days a week.

Chat support and resource services available through the Vancouver Island Crisis SocietyPlease click on the icon above during designated chat session times to reach someone.

Vancouver Island Crisis Chat provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Our crisis workers are here to listen and to support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.

If you require support immediately, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888, which is available 24/7. If you are dealing with an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Please also see our Chat Resources and Etiquette guidelines.


Services available from the Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Crisis Society News

  • The Spring 2014 issue of In Connection, the newsletter produced by editor Heather Owen, is now available. A number of articles address Men & Therapy.
  • We are pleased to announce an additional presentation of our 2014 Crisis Line Awareness Week workshop, Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention, which takes place on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at CFB Esquimalt. We thank the 370 persons who attended our presentations of this workshop in March and April.

Check out our new TV commercial!

Shaw customers on Vancouver Island are able to see our public service announcement on many Shaw television stations from October 25, 2013, to April 25, 2014.

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If you are in crisis, please call the Crisis Line.

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Crisis lines are available 24 hours per day,
seven days a week.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line:
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Helping People Find their Way

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is contracted by the Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide the Vancouver Island Crisis Line service to the entire island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.

We are a registered non-profit agency whose services include 24-hour crisis lines (providing crisis intervention, information, and referrals); crisis chat services; regional support of Suicide Bereavement Support Group meetings; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshops, training in schools with youth and teachers; and various workshops and customized training addressing suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and communication skills for individuals and agencies throughout our communities.

We also work in partnership with Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide public access to Mental Health and Addictions services in the communities administered by VIHA.

Crisis is a point of opportunity as well as danger.
Successful crisis intervention involves
helping people take advantage of the opportunity
and avoid the danger inherent in crisis.

Lee Ann Hoff
People in Crisis

Upcoming Training Sessions

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver IslandProud to be the recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for youth suicide prevention programs.

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