For emergencies, call 911. You can also visit our listing of provincial support groups or click on the map below to find a program near you.

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.”
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

If you need help and you’re unsure where to start, these Provincial Resources can help connect you to the right people/organization.

Our goal is to have a bench in every school and education facility that wishes to have one – please help us make it happen.

The Friendship Bench continues the legacy of Lucas Fiorella, and seeks to offer help and a friendly voice for those that need it.

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Need Help?

If you need help immediately, visit your local emergency department or call 911.

If your school has a bench installed, you can find the Local Resources to help you here, where we can provide on-campus support services.

If you need help and you’re unsure where to start, the Provincial Resources listed on this site can help - click here to learn more.


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