Chat & Text
Youthspace.ca Chat is open from 6pm–midnight PST every night of the year. A community of professionally trained volunteers are here to support youth, whether they are looking for support for themselves, or someone else. Volunteers offer empathetic support, explore options, risk assess, create safety plans and link to other resources.
Volunteers won’t give youth advice, or tell them what to do because we believe they know themselves best. We work to empower youth to live their unique and healthiest lives. Youthspace.ca supports folks in the moment.Chat Now
The Forum is a safe and supportive space to explore thoughts, fears, feelings and hear the struggles of others. Visitors can post tat any time of the day on a wide range of topics and receive validation, support and resources. Youthspace.ca staff review all posts before they go live in order to screen identifying and triggering content, and respond to messages with empathy and care. Parents and other youth advocates are encouraged to visit the forum to read about some of the issues and challenges facing young people today.Discussion Forum
Youth Talk Email Counselling is offered through a partnership with Pacific Centre Family Services Association (PCFSA). A professional youth counsellor responds to youth via email, building a supportive online relationship. Responses can be expected within five days.E-Counselling
Youthspace.ca is building a rich online resource database, focusing on youth programs, mental health and wellness. With a focus on serving youth in Greater Victoria, there will be a section devoted to local services and organizations. Many online supports and resources will also be featured.Resource Database