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Government COVID-19 hotlines:

Ottawa-Gatineau and region: Applicable hotlines

(Disclaimer: These are run by various organizations or ad-hoc groups)

  • A Friendly Voice / Une voix amicale 613-692-9992 or 1-855-892-9992
    A phone line for seniors / Une ligne téléphonique pour les personnes agées.
    Offered Ontario by Rural Ottawa South Support Services. Read article.
  • Overdose Prevention Line (O.P.L) 1-888-853-8542
    A number you can call if you are about to use drugs and are located in Ontario. A peer development initiative offered by Grenfell Ministries. More info on OPL website.
  • Workers Rights Action Project hotline for Ottawa 613-981-3606
    Information and support: Questions or concerns about your rights, health, safety, or income support related to COVID-19? Open for calls Mondays and Thursdays 6-9pm, or, Text / WhatsApp / leave a voicemail anytime and get a response then. Languages: EN/ FR/ Spanish/ Punjabi/ Somali/ Tagalog. Contact:, @wrapottawa
  • COVID-19 Employment Law Helpline 613-238-8080
    Quick answers and information related to all areas of employment law, for both employees and employers. Offered by Nelligan Law. See the information website first.
  • Migrant Workers Alliance For Change hotlines
    Help and advice on immigration, work and finances. Based in Ontario, but can help broadly. Call, text or WhatsApp:
    * Migrant Care Workers: 647-782-6633
    * Migrant Farm Workers: 905-324-2840 (English), 289-990-4519 (Español)
    * Migrant Students: 647-858-2854
    * No status? Contact: