Health and wellness

In an emergency

If this is an emergency or you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call a helpline.

Youth Wellness Hubs

If you are 12 to 25 years old and looking for help, visit a Youth Wellness Hub in your community. Get free access to counselling, therapy, primary health care, substance use support, social services, housing, employment and training.


Learn about OHIP+

If you’re 24 or under and you don’t have a private insurance plan, you can get prescription drug coverage if you have a health card and an eligible prescription.

Find out what drugs are covered.

Apply for OHIP and get a health card

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for many health services you may need.

Find mental health services

Find mental health support, helplines and resources for people under the age of 18.

Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy

Learn about Indigenous-designed and delivered programs and services to improve Indigenous healing, health and wellness.

Education and learning

Programs for student success

Learn about programs to help you succeed in secondary school and work towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Student and family advocates initiative

Black students and families in the GTA, Ottawa and Hamilton can get support from student and family advocates.

Indigenous students

Find out about Indigenous Institutes, colleges and universities, and available funding to study in Ontario.

Skilled trades

Learn about school programs that can help you explore more than 140 skilled trades as careers of choice.

Go to college or university

Learn about applying to Ontario’s 23 publicly assisted universities, 24 colleges or more than 500 career colleges and institutions.

Student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries

See where to find money that can help you pay for a college, university or apprenticeship program after high school.

Jobs and skills

Summer jobs for students

Information for high school, university and college students looking for work this summer.

Get help finding a youth or student job

Students and young people who are looking for a job can get help.

Choose a career

Find out which jobs suit your strengths and interests, which jobs are in demand and where they're located.

Start an apprenticeship

How to qualify and apply to be a skilled trade apprentice.

Get skills training

Where to get the skills training and job experience you need to succeed in your career.

Start your own business

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, these programs can help you start your own business.

Driver's Licences

Get a G driver’s licence: new drivers

If you are at least 16 years old, you can apply for driver’s licence in Ontario.

Government-approved driving schools

What you need to know about government-approved driving schools and where to find them.

Get a motorcycle licence

If you are at least 16 years old, you can apply for a motorcycle licence in Ontario.

Benefits and financial assistance

Find benefits and programs

Find programs to help with costs for postsecondary education, skills training, dental care, housing, health services, child care and prescription drugs.

Social assistance

Learn how to get financial and employment assistance if you don’t have enough money for things like food and housing, or if you have a disability and are in financial need.

Emergency assistance

How to get short-term financial support if you are in a crisis or an emergency and don’t have enough money for things like food and housing.

Community programs

Children and youth with special needs

Get support for children and youth with special needs related to their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, communication or behavioural development.

Supports for at-risk and high-risk youth

Access programs and supports that can help at-risk and high-risk children and youth, ranging in age from 6 to 29 years old.

Indigenous children and youth

Get information about programs and services for First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous children and youth.

Your rights and the law

Consumer rights

Information about fraud and consumer protection, including scams, shopping, contracts, memberships collection agencies, homes and renovations.

Human rights

Learn about how Ontario’s Human Rights Code protects you against discrimination in your everyday life.

Youth justice system

Learn what happens when youth aged 12 to 17 get in trouble with the law.

Child welfare and child protection

Learn about services for children and youth who need protection because of abuse or neglect, or risk of abuse or neglect.

Human trafficking

Learn about what human trafficking is, how it can happen and where to go for help.

Victims services

Services and supports for victims of crime and their families.

Support for youth-serving organizations

Grants: Youth Opportunities Fund

Provides grants and capacity-building supports to family and youth-led grassroots groups and organizations serving young people (aged 12-29) who face multiple barriers to economic and social well-being.

Funding from the Ontario Government

Find out what funding is available from the Government of Ontario, if you’re eligible and how to apply for it through Transfer Payment Ontario.

Research and evaluation exchange

YouthREX helps youth workers get resources and professional development opportunities, supports the development and evaluation of youth programs, and conducts research about youth and youth workers.

Reports, plans and strategies

Premier’s Council on Equality of Opportunity

Learn about members of the council and how they are helping young people achieve their economic goals.

Black Youth Action Plan

Find out how Ontario is working toward eliminating systemic, race-based disparities by increasing opportunities for Black children, youth and families.