Resources
For Children and Youth

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba – Youth Programs & Services 204-944-6200

Programs are designed to help youth look at their alcohol, drug or gambling involvement to see if it’s affecting their life in a negative way. Youth can meet counsellors who understand youth issues and the potential effects on young people’s lives.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centralized Intake – Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre 204-958-9660

MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders.  Centralized intake is a single point of entry for intake and referral for children’s mental health services offered at the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre and the Health Sciences Centre. The service can also assist the process of redirection to other appropriate agencies and programs.

Family Navigator Program – Macdonald Youth Services
204-452-0551 or 1-844-452-0551

Helps find mental health and other resources in Manitoba for young people ages 13 to 24

Gender Dysphoria Assessment and Action in Youth (GDAAY)
204-787-2490

Offers coordinated and integrated care for youth along the spectrum of gender dysphoria. GDAAY provides youth and their families with supportive services including assessment and treatment.

Kids Help Phone 
1-800-668-6868 or live chat by clicking here

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service.  They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Manitoba Advocate for Children & Youth
204-988-7440 or 1-800-263-7146

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) makes sure the voices of young people are heard, their rights are respected, and that they have a say in decisions that affect their lives. MACY advocates and reviews public services in Manitoba to ensure they are meeting the needs of children, youth, and young adults up to 21 years old with services like: Child welfare, Mental health, Youth justice, Adoption, Addiction , Education, Disabilities, and Victim support.

Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba – Youth Programming
204-786-0987​

Youth programming that offers education and support to youth 9-19 years struggling with a mental illness.  Programming includes support groups, peer support and camps.

Nor-West Co-op Youth Hub – 204-221-9800

An integrated service center for youth ages 14-24 which offers services in the following areas: youth mental health counselling; indigenous youth counselling and support; youth addictions counselling; youth employment services and support; youth primary health care; youth recreation and training opportunities.

Rainbow Resource Centre – 204-474-0212

Offers support to the LGBT2SQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals.

Youth Addictions Centralized Intake – 1-877-710-3999

A Provincial service that offers information and support to parents regarding the Youth Drug Stabilization (Support for Parents) Act. The service assists Manitobans in navigating the continuum of youth addiction services and identifying an appropriate program by connecting with an addictions counsellor who can help individuals find a suitable program in the community.

Youth Crisis Stabilization System (YCCSS) – 204-949-4777

Provides youth under 18 and their families with a range of community-based crisis intervention services including intake services and the Mobile Crisis Team with access to the Brief Therapy Team, Crisis Stabilization Units, Home Based Crisis Intervention Services, and the Youth Education Service (YES).

Youth Resource Centre & Emergency Shelter – Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) 204-477-1804

The MYS Youth Resource Centre (YRC) and Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Youth ages 12 to 17 can access short-term, overnight, emergency stays, as well as crisis intervention and counselling services, advocacy, and basic needs like food, hygiene, clothes and a shower.

Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY) – 204-783-5617

A non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29.