Talk on your Terms

ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. We are a program of Distress Centre Calgary. Being a teen can be tough. You have more independence, responsibility, and stress as a teenager, and you probably have more questions too.

We know there are some things you can’t talk to an adult about and there’s probably a lot of things your friends don’t get about you. We can connect you with a peer who understands your unique situation and can help talk you though your issues. Our service is confidential so no one needs to know you contacted us.

If you ever have a question, a problem or just need to talk, we’re here for you, 24 hours a day. Peer support is available from 3-10pm on weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends.

Outside of peer support hours, adult volunteers respond to contacts.

Phone: 403-264-TEEN (403-264-8336)


Start a chat through our chat portal:

Mobile users (smartphone/tablets) please note that sometimes we have difficulty with chat messages getting through. For a more stable connection, please use a computer or call or text us.

Text: 587-333-2724

Get in touch with us by SMS texting if you feel more comfortable typing than talking.


Emails receive a response within 24-48 hours, so this is best when the question is not urgent and no one is in danger. For a more immediate response, contact us by phone, chat or text.

What are the limits to confidentiality?