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Crisis Lines

Assaulted Woman’s Helpline 416-863-0511 (Toronto)
http://www.awhl.org
Toll-free  1-866-863-0511  
Text #SAFE (7233)

 Kid’s Helpline  1-800-668-6868         
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca


Provincial

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (Toronto)
http://www.schliferclinic.com/
Offers counseling, legal and interpreter services for women who have been physically or sexually abused.

 Battered Women’s Support Services (Vancouver)
http://www.bwss.org
604-687-1867

Bow Valley Victim Services Association (Alberta)
http://www.bwss.org
403-760-0197

Dawn Ontario: Disabled Women's Network Ontario
http://dawn.thot.net/index.html
Information for women with disabilities that are being abused by partners;
links provided for several areas such as legal help, housing help, financial assistance help, etc.

Durham Rape Crisis Centre (Whitby)
http://www.durhamrapecrisiscentre.com
905-668-9200
 
Hestia House (Saint John)
http://www.hestiahouse.ca
506-634-7570

Immigrant Women Services (Ottawa)
http://www.immigrantwomenservices.com
613-729-1393

Jewish Family Service Calgary
http://www.jfsc.org
403-287-3510

Jewish Family Service Edmonton
http://www.jfse.org
780-454-1194

Jewish Social Services Hamilton  
http://www.hamiltonjss.org
905-627-9922

Jewish Family Service Ottawa
http://www.jfsottawa.com
613-722-2225

Jewish Family and Child Toronto
http://www.jfandcs.com
416-638-7800

Jewish Family Service Agency Vancouver
http://www.jfsa.ca
604-257-5151

Jewish Child & Family Service Winnipeg  
http://www.jcfswinnipeg.org
204-477-7430

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre
http://www.ksacc.ca
250-372-0179

Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women
http://www.metrac.org/
Information via facts sheets on violence against women including sexual assaults, stalking and criminal harassment

 OMETZ Montreal
http://ww.ometz.ca
514-342-0000

Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)
http://www.oaith.ca
416-977-6619

Ontario Women's Directorate
http://www.women.gov.ca/
The Ontario Women's Directorate promotes women's equality with a focus on ending violence against women and increasing women's economic security. 

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence care and Treatment Centres
http://www.satcontario.com/en/home.php
416-323-6400

Ontario Women's Justice Network
http://www.owjn.org/
Legal information and advice for women who are looking for help with family law or trying to understand legal terminology

 Ottawa Rape Crisis
http://www.orcc.net
613-562-2333

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/MultiCultural Women Against Rape
http://www.trccmwar.ca
416-597-8808

Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
http://www.womanabuse.ca
The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) is a policy development and planning body that coordinates an efficient and effective approach to providing services for assaulted women and their families.

  Women Against Violence Against Women (Vancouver)
http://www.wavaw.ca
604-255-6228

National Violence Against Women Resources

Canadian Domestic Violence and Abuse Agencies List
http://www.hotpeachpages.net/canada/canada1.html
Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and Girls
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/violenceagainstwomenandgirls
CRIAW is a research institute which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women

Centre for Research on Violence Against Women
http://www.crvawc.ca/
Provides information about speakers and planned events regarding violence against women

Health Canada: Violence Against Women
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/violence_e.html
Information provided by Health Canada regarding Violence Against Women
 
National Clearing House on Family Violence
http://www.phac-aspc,gc.ca/ncfc-cnif/index-eng.php
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a one-stop source for information on violence and abuse within the family.

Shelternet
http://www.shelternet.ca/en/women/internet-safety/
Shelternet is an online tool to help women access shelters across Canada.

  Springtide Resources
http://springtideresources.org
Springtide Resources is committed to educational strategies to prevent violence against women and the affect it has on children

 Status of Women Canada
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index_eng.html
Information on issues concerning women including violence against women

   The Canadian Women’s Foundation
http://www.cndwomen.org
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is dedicated to long-term systemic change that will bring about the equality of women and girls in Canada
 
White Ribbon Campaign  
http://www.whiteribbon.ca
Men working to end men’s violence against women.

Womens Web
http://www.womensweb.ca
An online community for women with educational resources about violence against women

YWCA Canada - A Turning Point for Women
http://www.ywcacanada.ca
The largest and oldest women’s multi-service organization in Canada

 Additional Violence Against Women Resources

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.ca/women
Activism working to stop to violence against women around the world.

 A Safe Passage
http://asafepassage.info/
Supporting women survivors of abuse through the childbearing year

Break The Cycle
http://www.breakthecycle.org/
1-888-988-8336
Works to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from dating and domestic violence. Provides young people, ages 12 to 22, with preventive education, free legal services, and peer leadership opportunities.

  Kanawayhitowin
http://www.kanawayhitowin.ca
An aboriginal initiative to inform, educate and support community about violence against women

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence
http://www.nacafv.ca
Provides education & advocacy about the issue of violence against women in aboriginal communities

Project Blue Sky
http://www.jss.ca/bluesky/english/index.html
Providing domestic violence information in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

Remember Our Sisters Everywhere
http://www.rememberingoursisterseverywhere.com
A website project dedicated to the remembrance of women who have been murdered in Vancouver and vicinity

. Za-Geh-Do-Win
http://www.za-geh-do-win.com
Information about health, healing and family violence in aboriginal communities.


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