In October 2021, Rendezvous With Madness, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts brought together Canadian independent film and media art festival organizers, exhibitors, content creators and technology experts to develop technology and organizational strategies to address the rapidly changing digital environment and ensure Canadian independent film/media art festivals are more fully accessible.


There are many options for accessing local and affordable mental health and addictions support. The resources below are arranged alphabetically by name, with the focus or format of their support listed below.

If you are in crisis, call Toronto Distress Centres at 416-408-HELP (4357) 24/7/365 or visit your closest hospital emergency department.

7 Cups: Free online text support

Across Boundaries: Mental health and addictions support for racialized communities

Al-Anon Family Groups: Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous: Addiction |

Anishnawbe Health Toronto:

Artist Health Network of Canada: Artist health

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: Violence against women

Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic: Women’s health

BIPOC Therapists Canada-Wide:

CAMH Aboriginal Service: use-outpatient–counselling-service

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture: Newcomer and refugee mental health/trauma

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA):

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH): Mental health + addiction

Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC): ADD/ADHD

COSTI: Newcomer + refugee mental health

Distress and Crisis Ontario: Distress support + resource referral

First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Hope Help Line: Canada wide 24/7

Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre: Anxiety

Gerstein Crisis Centre: Distress support + resource referral

Hard Feelings: Low-cost therapy

Hong Fook Mental Health Association: Ethno-cultural community mental health support services

Hope for Wellness Chat: Indigenous Online Chat Counselling

Kids Help Phone: Youth mental health

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line: Youth LGBTQ+

Maggie’s Toronto: Sex work + mental health

Metis Nation of Ontario:

Mind Your Mind: Youth mental health

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: Mood disorders

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC): Eating disorders

National Inuit Youth Council: DareArts

Native Child and Family Services: Indigenous mental health

Native Youth Crisis Line: 24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and US.

Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research: Mental health programs database

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention: Suicide prevention

Ontario Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Network (OCDOntario): Anxiety/OCD

Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI): Peer advocacy

Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH): Youth mental health

Planned Parenthood Toronto: Youth sexual health

Progress Place Warm Line: Peer support available from 12-8PM

Psychiatric Patient Advocate’s Office (PPAO): Client advocacy

Renascent: Addiction

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario: Psychosis

Sheena’s Place: Eating disorders

Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Program: Suicide grief

Talk4healing: Helpline for indigenous women

The Empowerment Council: CAMH client advocacy

The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME): Support for families + caregivers

The Gestalt Institute of Toronto: Low-cost therapy

The LifeLine Canada Foundation: Offers free suicide prevention and awareness

Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council:

Toronto Institute for Relational Psychology: Low-cost therapy

Virtuous Pedophiles Support Group: Sexual issues

What’s Up Walk-In Clinics: Free counselling for youth

Women for Sobriety: Addiction (focus on women)


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