Please note that the Ottawa Distress Line is not an emergency service. If you have an immediate life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

In operation since 1969, the Ottawa Distress Line is an all-encompassing telephone service for English-speaking clients.  Any feeling, any issue that disturbs your well-being or ability to cope is something worth talking about.

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Languages Offered

English only.


Available to all residents, regardless of age.

Regions Served

City of Gatineau

City of Ottawa