Need help? The Canadian Dental Association's Help Desk is available to dentists and dental office employees across Canada to provide guidance on how to navigate and access federal government support programs. Please call toll-free 1-866-232-0385, Mon-Fri, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Provincial Government Contact Information

Who can I call for information about government financial support?

Anywhere in Canada 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Canada Revenue Agency 1-800-959-8281 help with MyAccount
1-800-387-1193 help with benefits
1-866-426-1527 help with benefits for callers in the North

Province Contact Information
British Columbia Government of BC
Call: 1-888-COVID-19
Text: 1-604-630-0300
BCDA website
Alberta Government of AB
Call: 1-310-0000 toll free in the province
ADA&C website
Saskatchewan Call: 1-800-667-6102
CDSS website
Manitoba Government of MB
Call: 1-866-626-4862 or
Live chat @
MDA website
Ontario Government of Ontario
Call: 1-888-789-4199
ODA website
Quebec Government of Quebec
Call: 1-800-863-6582 (special line operated by Red Cross)
ACDQ website
New Brunswick Government of New Brunswick
Call: 1-800-448-9799 (for emergency financial help)
NBDS website
Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia
Call: 1-800-670-4357
NSDA website
Prince Edward Island Government of PEI
Call: 1-800-236-5196
Call: 902-368-6440 (for social assistance)
DAPEI website
Newfoundland Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Call: 1-833-771-0696
NLDA website
Yukon Government of Yukon
Call: 1-800-661-0408
Northwest Territories Government of NWT
Call: 1-867-767-9000
NWT-NU website
Nunavut Government of Nunavut
Call: 1-800-975-5400
NWT-NU website

You can also call the constituency office of your Member of Parliament. They can often help answer questions and get information to you. You can look up your local MP. Or call 2-1-1 for information about support in your community.

CDSPI Member's Assistance Program (MAP)

CDSPI is sponsoring the Members' Assistance Program (MAP), providing access to a wide variety of resources to help you deal with life's challenges ‐ big or small.

MAP provides clinical counselling, professional guidance and wellness resources to help you at school, work and in your personal life. This strictly confidential counselling and referral service is provided through Shepell, the largest Canadian-based Employee and Family Assistance provider in the country.

BCDA Dental Wellness Program logo

For dentists in British Columbia, the BCDA also offers the Dental Wellness Program (DWP). Created in partnership with Doctors of BC's Physician Health Program, DWP provides full member dentists and their immediate family with confidential, individual clinical counselling support and referral assistance from a full range of licensed practitioners. Contact DWP 24/7: 1-800-661-9199

Also available, is free MAP COVID podcasts, and a COVID-19 toolkit that provides tips for coping with the ever changing reality that we are facing.

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Free counselling, referral and information service for dentists, dental office employees, and their families.