Answering the Call

When you need to reach out and talk to someone, call the Help Line.

Kamatsiaqtut is there for people who need some- one to talk to about their troubles. Sometimes even our biggest worries and fears don’t seem so scary if we talk about them with someone who is willing to listen.

In Inuktitut, Kamatsiaqtut means thoughtful people who care. Our trained volunteers are on the other end of the line seven nights a week, 365 nights a year from 7 p.m. to midnight (Baffin time). They come from many walks of life and when their working day has ended, are ready with a listening ear for those who need someone to talk to. All of our volunteers speak English and many speak Inuktitut and French.

Since the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line began taking calls on Jan. 15, 1990, it has been committed to helping people help themselves. Kamatsiaqtut volunteers don’t provide the answers to problems. They help people find their own answers by offering a safe, supportive, non-judging place to talk things out. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

Kamatsiaqtut is for everyone, not just people in crisis. If you find yourself needing someone to talk to, whether you’re lonely, hurting, in distress or need someone to share good news with, give us a call.

Don’t think of us as a Crisis Line, think of us as a Help Line.