Our community has lots of resources available to support young people. Beyond speaking with a trusted adult or using resources available at your school, there are many agencies you can reach out to or make use of if you're having a hard time with something. This webpage includes some of these agencies and resources.
Our police officers are kind, empathetic, and helpful. If you see a police officer in public, or need to talk to the police about criminal activity you are aware of or have been a victim of, don't be shy! That's what we're here for.
NeedHelpNow.ca - If you are worried that a nude photo/video of you under the age of 18 is being shared online, we are here to help. There are steps you can take to regain control, and people to support you. You don't have to deal with this by yourself. You are not alone.
AlgomaYouthHub.com - Located at 124 Dennis Street #124, The Algoma Youth Wellness Hub is a safe place to hang out, have fun, and access resources. It's a "one-stop shop" for youth ages 12-25 to address their needs related to mental health, substance use, primary care, education, employment, training, housing, and other community and social services. Click here for Facebook page.
Algoma Family Services provides a range of evidence-based, best practice mental health services for children and youth ages 0 to 18 years, and their families. In addition to many other counselling and therapy options, they offer virtual "walk-in" counselling on Tuesdays.
The New Mentality Algoma is an all volunteer youth group fighting to change minds! In affiliation with CMHO and supported by Algoma Family Services, the group aims to raise mental health awareness in the Algoma District, and are working to reduce the negative stigma surrounding mental illness!
Canadian Mental Health Association offers a free Walk-In Counselling Service on Tuesdays between 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The single session walk-in counselling service provides brief counselling services for children, youth, adults, couples and families. There is no need to make an appointment as they work on a first come first served basis. They offer a variety of other services, too!
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Connect with other youth, get crisis support, work with a counsellor, and more.
The Indigenous Friendship Centre, located at 122 East Street, offers culturally-based programming for Urban Indigenous children between the ages of 7-12, and 13-18. Programs provide support, tools, and healthy activities (e.g. homework help, referral to community resources, recreation, cultural outings, talking circles, peer support, nutrition programming, life skills, and more).
The KLUB Community Centre is a non-profit 2S-LGBTQIA+ Community Centre for recreation, art and culture programs for youth & adults🌈