Connect to Helplines

Want to find out about helplines? Contact 211 Nunavut.

Here’s a quick list to get you started:

Nunavut Helplines

Kamatsiaqtut Helpline

Kamatsiaqtut is available to help people help themselves by offering a telephone listening/counselling service for Nunavummiut and other Northerners, as well as southerners who want to speak with the north. This help line is toll-free, anonymous, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, every day.

Local Phone: 867-979-3333
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3333
Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline

Elders Support Phone Line

This line provides peer to peer counselling for unilingual (Inuktitut-speaking) Elders, including elder abuse counselling. Call Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Leave a message if calling after hours.

Toll Free: 1-866-684-5056

National Helplines

Crisis Services Canada: Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Crisis Services Canada is a collaboration of distress and crisis centres from across Canada, offering Canada’s first nationally available, regionally delivered suicide prevention service available to anyone thinking about or affected by Suicide.
Toll Free: 1-833-456-4566
Text: 45645
Crisis Services Canada

Indian Residential School Crisis Line

A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling anytime 24/7:
Toll Free: 1-866-925-4419

Kids Help Phone

Free, anonymous and confidential telephone, text and web counselling for youth in Canada.
Toll Free: Youth Counselling Line 1-800-668-6868
Text: 686-868
Live Chat: Kids Help Phone (Temporarily Closed)

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

Providing telephone and chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons
Toll Free: 1-855-242-3310
Online Chat: Chat
Inuit Hope For Wellness Help Line