Links

24-hour emergency contacts
Aboriginal community services and campaigns
Counselling and family services
Equity and human rights
Health services
Legal help and information
LGBTTIQQ2S services
Newcomer support and services
Parenting help
Sexual assault and abuse
Shelters and housing
Violence prevention and education
Women’s centres

24-hour emergency contacts

Service Contact Information
Emergency (police, ambulance, fire) 911
Community Connection (for Niagara Region, South Georgian Bay, Toronto; helps people find the community services; multiple languages) 211
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Assaulted Women’s Helpline (phone line that supports women in violent situations; multiple languages) 1-866-863-0511
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
#SAFE (cell phone)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape (phone, email, and in-person counselling for anyone who has been sexually assaulted) 416-597-8808
416-597-1214 (TTY)
Distress Centre of Toronto (phone line for people in emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention; multiple languages) 416-408-4357
416-408-0007 (TTY)
Distress Centres of Ontario (lists local distress centres) website
Kids Help Phone (phone and online counseling for children and youth; English and French) 1-800-668-6868
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Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (provides assessments, crisis intervention, counseling and services to prevent child abuse and neglect) 416-924-4646
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Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (lists local children’s aid societies) website
Senior Safety Line (confidential support line for seniors experiencing abuse; multiple languages) 1-866-299-1011
Telehealth Ontario (confidential phone service to get health advice or information from a registered nurse; multiple languages) 1-866-797-0000
1-866-797-0007 (TTY)

Aboriginal community services and campaigns

Service Contact Information
A4W Live (online community that explores root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls; features resources, information and stories for Indigenous youth; English and French) website
Native Women’s Resource Centre (Toronto) (many services for Aboriginal women; multiple languages) 416-969-8510
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Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (lists friendship centres across Ontario) website
I Am a Kind Man (information for Aboriginal men and boys on violence prevention) website
ItStartsWithUs (community-led database documenting Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and Trans people who have gone missing or died as a result of violence) website
Sisters in Spirit, Native Women’s Association of Canada (addresses violence against First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, particularly racialized and sexualized violence) website
Who Is She? (campaign on missing and murdered Indigenous women) website
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse (information about health, healing and family Violence for Aboriginal communities) website

Counselling and family services

Service Contact Information
Barbra Schlifer Clinic (Toronto) (counselling, legal, interpretation, information and referral service for women survivors of violence) 416-323-9149
416-323-1361 (TTY)
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Black Youth Helpline (information, referral and support for black youth; provides parenting and school support) 416-285-9944
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Family Service Association of Toronto (counselling services for people and families facing many issues, including violence, death, divorce, parenting problems, and depression; multiple languages) 416-595-9230
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HEYY Line (Toronto) (phone line and online chat for youth to talk to other youth about issues or problems; Monday to Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM) 416-423-4399
Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline (support for Muslim youth; Monday to Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM) 1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)
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Women’s Multicultural Resources and Counselling Serivces of Durham (counselling, referrals, public education, workshops, and training and supportive services for women of colour, immigrant, and refugee women and children on issues of violence and abuse) 1-877-454-4035
Your Life Counts (provides online support to prevent suicide and support families who have been affected by it) 289-820-5777
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Equity and human rights

Service Contact Information
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who believe they have experienced discrimination) 1-866-625-5179
1-866 612-8627 (TTY)
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Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth, Media Awareness Network (offers ways to change negative youth stereotypes in the news) website
That’s Not Fair! (a series to invite youth aged 7 to 11 to think critically about living in a democracy) website

Health services

Service Contact Information
Association of Ontario Health Centres (lists health centres in Ontario) website
AIDS and Sexual Health Information Line (anonymous and non-judgemental counselling on issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health; Ontario-wide, in multiple languages; Monday to Friday 9:00 AM-11:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM) 416-392-2437
1-800-668-2437
DV Education (online interactive curricula on intimate partner abuse and sexual violence for healthcare professionals who work with patients/clients who have experienced violence) website
Shout Clinic (Toronto) (medical, nursing, dental, and counselling services for street-involved youth under 25) 416-927-8553
Planned Parenthood of Toronto (sexual, reproductive, mental, and primary health clinic for youth 13 to 29) 416-961-0113
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Hassle-Free Clinic (Toronto) (medical and counselling sexual health services; offers anonymous HIV testing) 416-922-0566 (women)
416-922-0603 (men)
Native Youth Sexual Health Network (works with Indigenous peoples across the United States and Canada to advocate for and build strong, comprehensive, and culturally safe sexuality and reproductive health, rights, and justice initiatives in their own communities) website
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (Toronto) (health services for Black women and women of colour in Toronto and surrounding areas) 416-593-7655
416-593-5835 (TTY)
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Legal help and information

Service Contact Information
ARCH Disability Law Centre (Ontario) (legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities) 1-866-482-ARCH (2724)
1-866-482-2728 (TTY)
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) (information about family law issues that affect women; information in multiple languages) website
Justice for Children and Youth (Toronto) (legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity) 1-866-999-JFCY (5329)
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Planned Parenthood of Toronto (sexual, reproductive, mental, and primary health clinic for youth 13 to 29) 416-961-0113
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Lawyer Referral Service, Law Society of Upper Canada (referrals to lawyers who provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes) 416-947-3330 (GTA)
1-800-268-8326
Legal Aid Ontario (legal services for low-income communities; website lists local community legal clinics in Ontario) 1-800-668-8258
1-866-641-8867 (TTY)
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Ontario Human Rights Commission (information about human rights law and options) 416-314-4500
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Ontario Women’s Justice Network (legal information for women and children experiencing violence and their service providers; information in multiple languages) website
Refugee Rights in Ontario (for those who work with refugee claimants and others with questions about their immigration status in Canada) website
Your Legal Rights (legal information for people in Ontario) website
Youth Criminal Law (for youth on the Youth Criminal Justice Act) website

LGBTTIQQ2S services

Service Contact Information
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations(Toronto) (education, support, and counseling for 2-spirited Aboriginal people affected by HIV/AIDS) 416-944-9300
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519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto) (community centre with many services for LGBTTIQQ communities) 416-392-6874
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Anti-Violence Program, 519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto) (supports LGBTTIQQ community members experiencing partner abuse and hate crimes) 416-392-6877
email avp@the519.org
LGBT Youth Line (phone and online peer support for youth in Ontario; Sunday to Friday 4:00-9:30 PM) 1-800-268-YOUTH (9688)
email askus@youthline.ca
Pink Triangle Services (Ottawa) (peer support, educational, research and advocacy services) 613-563-4818
Supporting Our Youth, Sherborne Health Centre (Toronto) (arts, culture, and recreational service for youth; supportive housing and employment opportunities; and mentoring and support) 416-324-5077
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Trans PULSE (research project investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans Ontarians) website

Newcomer support and services

Service Contact Information
NewYouth.ca (information for young people new to Canada) website
Settlement.org (information and answers to settle in Ontario) website

Parenting help

Service Contact Information
Ontario Early Years Centres (lists Early Years Centres in Ontario, which offer support and health services for parents and their young children) website
June Callwood Centre for Women and Families (Toronto) (health services, counselling, education, housing, prenatal classes, and parenting groups for young parents) 416-365-1888
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Massey Centre for Women (Toronto) (housing and resources for pregnant teens, young single mothers, and their babies) 416-425-6348
Humewood House (Toronto) (residential, life skills, training, childcare, education, and counselling services for pregnant and parenting young women) 416-651-5657
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Sexual assault and abuse

Service Contact Information
Draw The Line (interactive campaign to challenge myths about sexual violence and equip bystanders to intervene) website
femifesto (offers resources to to shift rape culture to consent culture) website
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (lists sexual assault/rape crisis centres in Ontario, which offer many services for women who have been sexually assaulted) website
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres (lists sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres throughout Ontario, which provide medical and counselling services for women who have been abused) website
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre (Richmond Hill) 1-800-521-6004
Durham Region Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Care Centre 905-571-3344 x116
Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program 1-888-579-2888
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Nina’s Place (Burlington) 905-632-3737 x5708
Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (Toronto) 416-813-6275
Scarborough Hosptial Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre 416-495-2555
Peel Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program 905-848-7580 x2142
Women’s College Hospital Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (Toronto) 416-323-6040

Shelters and housing

Service Contact Information
Assessment and Referral Centre (Toronto) (shelter services for single adults, youth, and couples) 416-338-4766
1-877-338-3398
Central Family Intake (Toronto) (shelter services for families with children) 416-397-5637
Street Helpline (Toronto) (help for people who are homeless to get a safer place to sleep and find long-term housing) 1-866-392-3777
ShelterSafe (online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse) website
Family Transition Place (Caledon) 1-800-265-9178
519-942-1651 (TTY)
Halton Women’s Place 905-878-8970 (north)
905-332-1593 (south)
Herizon House (Ajax) 1-866-437-4066
Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre (Brampton) 905-451-6108
Interim Place (Mississauga) 905-676-8515 (north)
905-403-0864 (south)
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, SafePet Program (assists women leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing and care for pets) email safepet@ovma.org
Sandgate Women’s Shelter of Georgina Inc. 1-800-661-8294
905-722-6223 (TTY)
The Denise House (Oshawa) 1-800-263-3725
905-728-4394 (TTY)
Yellow Brick House (Aurora) 1-800-263-3247
Y’s Wish (Oshawa) 1-888-576-2997

Violence prevention and education

Service Contact Information
Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (Francophone-serving organization; skills, tools and resources to foster safe, strong and free schools and communities) 416-466-7490
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DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity (guide to help you build safety in common areas of your digital life such as web browsing, private data and smartphones) website
The Interrupters (US-based tools and resources about stopping violence in communities) website
It starts with you. It stays with him (tools and resources for men and boys on healthy relationships) website
Know Your Power® (US-based bystander social marketing campaign on gender-based violence on campus) website
Learning Network, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (resources and research on violence against women) website
The Media Hub, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (designed to allow the media access to information, statistics and sources for reporting on violence against women in Ottawa) website
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada (information about family violence issues, including elder abuse and child abuse) website
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (awareness-raising about elder abuse and neglect; public education, professional training, advocacy and service coordination) 416-916-6728
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Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women (information about violence against women around the world; includes online quiz on violence issues) website
Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment (details best security practices for social media, email, online gaming, website platforms, and ensuring privacy of personal information online, as well as the documentation and reporting of harassment, and caring for yourself emotionally during an online attack) website
Springtide Resources (training and resources on violence against women) 416-968-3422
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White Ribbon Campaign (public education for men and boys working to end violence against women) 416-920-6684
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Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (resources and coordination to address violence against women) 416-944-9242
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Women’s centres

Service Contact Information
Rexdale Women’s Centre (Greater Toronto Area) (settlement services, English language classes, violence prevention services, children’s services, family support services, and post-settlement services) 416-745-0062
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Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (Toronto) (settlement, language training, and employment services for newcomer women; multiple languages) 416-465-6021
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Scarborough Women’s Centre (Toronto) (information, education and support services to assist women in the transition away from abuse, isolation and poverty) 416 439-7111
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Sistering (Toronto) (drop-in services for women who are homeless) 416-926-9762
South Asian Women’s Centre (Toronto) (variety of services for South Asian Women; multiple languages) 416-916-6728
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Times Change Women’s Employment Service (Toronto) (career and educational counselling and computer services) 416-927-1900
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