The Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24-hour crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by Island Health. It operates 365 days a year. Crisis workers provide short-term nonjudgemental emotional, support, crisis intervention, information, and resources.
Note: This toll-free number works only within the province of British Columbia. Out-of-province callers needing to reach the Crisis Line are invited to dial our office number at 1-250-753-2495 (long distance fees apply) and select Option 2 to be transferred to the Vancouver Island Crisis Line.
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line and other network members of the Crisis Line Association of BC answer this 24/7/365 provincial service to support callers experiencing suicidal thoughts. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, referrals, and short-term support.
310Mental Health Support
(no need for "1" in front of this number)
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310Mental Health Support service 24/7/365 to provide empowering emotional support, information on appropriate resources and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Developed by Crisis Services Canada (CSC), the Canada Suicide Prevention Service includes 24/7 Crisis Line service. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is part of the CSC collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres located throughout Canada. This service is available throughout Canada.