Youth Issues & Resources

The Library section at features a vast array of informative and useful fact sheets about issues affecting today’s youth.

Topics featured on this extensive site include:

  • Alcohol and Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • GLBTTQ Issues
  • Medication Information
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Harm Behaviours
  • Stress
  • Suicide

Another useful local resource is the Community Information Centre of Ottawa at

Below, you will find a list of resources addressing different concerns you may have. All offer FREE, CONFIDENTIAL services to help you out in tough times.

Resources you can call if you need to talk to somebody RIGHT NOW:

Wondering about being GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, or TRANSGENDER?

  • LGBT Youth Line: 1-800-687-9688
    Peer support and info for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender youth
  • Centretown Community Resource Centre: 613-233-4443
    Free bilingual counselling/support for GLBTTQ youth
  • PFLAG Canada – Parents and Friends of GLBT people: 613-860-7138
    General concerns of health, sexuality, eating disorders
  • Kind Space: 613-563-4818
    Peer counselling, info and referral, discussion and support groups

Do you have concerns or a need for resources related to addictions?

Looking for resources on sexual health?

  • Sexual Health Centre (City of Ottawa): 613-234-4641
    Testing and information; HIV, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, contraception
  • Sexual Health Centre – Kanata Satellite Clinic: 613-234-4641
    West End Family Care Clinic (80 Michael Cowpland Dr.)
    Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Have you been sexually assaulted or in danger of being sexually assaulted?

Are you in need of a place to sleep tonight?

Are you looking for resources related to mental health?

Are you looking for job-related resources?

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