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Children & Young Person's Rights

Community Resources

Below, you will find a range of resources and information in the community and online that you may find helpful. 

Contact Hamilton provides intake and referral services on behalf of some specialized government funded services.  Referrals to these government funded services may only be completed through Contact Hamilton*.

Our Partners

Quick tips when seeking help:

  • If you are having an emergency, call 911.
  • For crisis mental health support, call COAST: 905-972-8338
  • Have you called your family doctor? They may have mental health counsellors available.
  • Have you called the school? They may have social workers and school-based mental health supports available?
  • Have your checked you benefits? You may have coverage for private services.
  • Have your searched 211 for the variety of services offered in Hamilton?


Child Protection

Children 0-6 Years

Community Education, Workshops, Website Resources and Family Support


FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)





Mental Health

Lynwood Charlton Centre is the Access point for services for children and youth presenting with mental health issues.

To connect directly with a counsellor through online video, and voice, go to or call 1-855-416-8255. One Stop Talk operates Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868



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Last Updated December 28th, 2023
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