Crisis Lines
Provincial Specific
National Violence Against Women Resources
Additional Specific Resources
New Resources

Crisis Lines

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 416-863-0511 (Toronto)
Toll-free  1-866-863-0511
Text #SAFE (7233)
TTY 416-364-8762
Toll Free TTY 1-866-863-7868

Kid’s Helpline  1-800-668-6868

Central Toronto — Gerstein Centre: 416-929-5200
Scarborough: 416-289-2434
Etobicoke, North York and East York: 416-498-0043
Aboriginal Crisis Management Program: 416-891-8606
Peel Region: 905-278-9036
York Region: 310-COPE (2673) from 905 area only

Ottawa Crisis Lines:
Ontario Assaulted Women’s Helpline……..… 24 hour 1(866) 863-0511, TTY 1(866) 863-7868
Ottawa 24 hour Information and Help………………………………..……24 hour (613) 745-4818
Ottawa Distress Centre…………………………………………………………24 hour (613) 238-3311
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre………………….……….24 hour (613) 562-2333, TTY (613) 562-3860
Sexual Assault Support Centre…………..………..24 hour (613) 234-2266, TTY (613) 725-1657
Fem’aide Crisis Line……………………………..24 hour 1(877) 336-2433, ATS 1(866) 860-7082
CALACS Francophone d’Ottawa …………………………………………………..……613-789-9117
Francophone Sexual Assault Program………………..…… (613) 233-8478, TTY (613) 233-1866

Calgary Distress Centre

Hamilton 24 Hour Crisis Line

Your Life Counts
List of crisis lines searchable by country/province

Provincial Specific 

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

Battered Women’s Support Services (Vancouver)
Toll Free 1-855-687-1868

Bow Valley Victim Services Association (Alberta)

Durham Rape Crisis Centre (Whitby)
Hestia House (Saint John)

Immigrant Women Services (Ottawa)

Jewish Family Service Calgary

Jewish Family Service Edmonton

Jewish Social Services Hamilton

Jewish Family Service Ottawa

Jewish Family and Child Toronto

Jewish Family Service Agency Vancouver

Jewish Child & Family Service Winnipeg

Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre

Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women
Toll free 1-877-558-5570
Information via facts sheets on violence against women including sexual assaults, stalking and criminal harassment

OMETZ Montreal
West Island 514-343-3524

Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)

Ontario Women’s Directorate (416-314-0300)

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 Centers

Ontario Women’s Justice Network (416-392-3135)
Legal information and advice for women who are looking for help with family law or trying to understand legal terminology

Ottawa Rape Crisis

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/MultiCultural Women Against Rape
Direct Crisis Line 416-597-8808

Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (416-944-9242)
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)
Crisis Line 604-255-6344
Toll Free 1-877-392-7583

National Violence Against Women Resources

Canadian Domestic Violence and Abuse Agencies List
Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers 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
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 & Education on Violence Against Women
Provides information about speakers and planned events regarding violence against women

DAWN-RAFH Disabled Women’s Network of Canada )

Health Canada: Violence Against Women
    Information provided by Health Canada regarding Violence Against Women

National Clearing House on Family Violence
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a one-stop source for information on violence and abuse within the family.

Springtide Resources
Springtide Resources is committed to educational strategies to prevent violence against women and the affect it has on children

Status of Women Canada
Information on issues concerning women including violence against women

The Canadian Women’s Foundation
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
Men working to end men’s violence against women.

Women’s Web
An online community for women with educational resources about violence against women

YWCA Canada – A Turning Point for Women
The largest and oldest women’s multi-service organization in Canada

Additional Specific Resources

A Safe Passage
Supporting women survivors of abuse through the childbearing year

Break The Cycle

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.

An aboriginal initiative to inform, educate and support community about violence against women

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence
Provides education & advocacy about the issue of violence against women in aboriginal communities

Project Blue Sky
Providing domestic violence information in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

Information about health, healing and family violence in aboriginal communities

New Resources

PAR-L – A Canadian Electronic Feminist Network

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) (806-682-3442)
Organization that empowers and supports Aboriginal women and their families throughout Ontario

Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) (416-408-4840)

Family Justice Centers
Links to a list of Family Justice Centers across BC to provide services for separation or divorce

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers
Includes general information on Sexual Violence, as well links to Rape Crisis Centre’s across Ontario. /

VictimLink BC

Toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service across BC and the Yukon 24/7
Information and referral services to victims of crime, immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking
Toll free 1-800-563-0808
TTY 604-875-0885
Text 604-836-6381

Victims Info
Online resource for victims and witnesses of crime in BC

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Offers programs and services in the areas of housing and community justice to people in Kamloops area with a focus on women and youth

Femaide for Francophone Services

Toll free 1-877-femaide (336-2433)
TTY 1-866-860-7082

Ontario Victim Services Directory

Let’s you search for services more locally

Available to Aboriginal women who have experienced sexual assault, who live in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve throughout Northern Ontario


The Chrysalis Network

Counseling service across Canada for women, men and youth who have been exploited/trafficked for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labour


Women’s Centre for Social Justice (416-964-0892)

Organization working to eradicate violence against women through personal, political and social advocacy – created by survivors for survivors

LEAF (416-595-7170)

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund

Central Family Intake
For those looking for a shelter in Toronto

Family Service Toronto Violence Against Women

***The Family Services Toronto page may also be of some use: *****


Online resource to help women and children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map serves as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter

Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses

AmiQuebec – Action on Mental Illness
The women’s page has a list of numbers for shelters/support in Quebec (mostly Montreal)