Resources in BC
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
For Children & Youth Who Need Help
If someone is hurting you or doing things to you that make you feel uncomfortable, call 310-1234 (MCFD Helpline for Children). You do not need an area code. You can call any time of the day or night.
If you want someone to talk to, call the Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or get support online kidshelpphone.ca. Help is available in English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through the website, you can connect whenever you want, however you want. This service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell them your name if you don’t want to.
Report a Child Protection Concern
It is your legal duty to report suspected child abuse. You do not need proof, just a reasonable suspicion.
If you believe a child or young person is being abused, you must call the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 1-800-663-9122 (24 hour line)
For more information on reporting on child abuse:
To report a crime, please call:
Non-emergency: The phone number for your local police detachment can be found here.
Child Sexual Abuse: It is Your Business Brochure
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
BC Crisis Line
1-800-784-2433 or crisiscentre.bc.ca for chat option
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
Victim service workers can provide information and referrals to all victims of crime and crisis support victims. Even if you’re not sure if you have been a victim of a crime, you can call VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808 or email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca for assistance. Your call will be completely confidential.
VictimLinkBC is TTY accessible. Call TTY at 604-875-0885; to call collect, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711. Text to 604-836-6381. Email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night. On weekdays, you can speak to a dietitian about nutrition and healthy eating. At night, we have pharmacists available to answer your medication questions. Online directory: www.healthlinkbc.ca
Cyber Tip Online Reporting for Child Exploitation
Cybertip receives and processes tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children. Cybertip also provides the public with information and other resources, as well as support and referral services, to help Canadians keep themselves and their families safe while using the internet.
1-866-658-9022 or www.cybertip.ca
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.
1-800-843-5678 or www.missingkids.org
For youth who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgment. At YouthInBC.com there is an on-line crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer.
It’s also for parents and/or professionals who are looking for topic-specific information and resources for various youth-related issues.