Government of Canada to announce launch of 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

Media advisory

November 29, Toronto, Ontario - The Honourable Ya'ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health will launch the 9-8-8 service, which will provide people in Canada with access to mental health crisis and suicide prevention support.

Minister Saks will be joined by representatives from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and other partners.

There will be a media availability immediately following the announcement.


November 30, 2023


9:00 AM (EST)


The event will be held in-person at:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
McCain Complex Care & Recovery Building
1025 Queen Street West
2nd Floor Auditorium
Toronto, ON

Media may also join by Zoom:

Passcode: 123241

Please indicate your name (first and last) and media outlet when joining the event.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Media participating via Zoom may select either simultaneous French or English interpretation, or main floor feed (without interpretation).

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