June 3, 2021 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The CRTC is inviting all interested persons to comment on whether there is a need for a three-digit number, such as the 9-8-8 three digit code in the United States, for a national mental health crisis and suicide prevention service. The CRTC is examining the advantages, challenges and costs associated with the deployment of this three-digit number.

Among other considerations, and consistent with its role, the CRTC is seeking information on the following questions:

  • Should the CRTC establish a national three-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services?
  • How much time would it take to implement a national three-digit number?
  • Should a three-digit number be deployed across Canada at the same time or phased in?
  • Should the caller’s location information be captured automatically when dialing the three-digit number?
  • Should Canadians be able to send text messages directly to the three-digit number?

The CRTC is welcoming comments until September 1, 2021. Canadians can participate by:

  • filling out the online form;
  • writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON2; or
  • sending a fax to (819) 994-0218.

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