The sites below are listed for reference purposes only. Please note that you are leaving the CRCVC’s website when you follow any of these links. The CRCVC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on these sites.
Non-profit & charitable victims’ groups
Support for women
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline – 1-866-863-0511 — A 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women in the province of Ontario. AWH also speaks to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.
- Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic – a free counselling, legal, interpretation, information and referral service for women survivors of violence in Toronto.
- Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC)
- End Abuse in Lanark – The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advisory Committee – Lanark County
- Family Services Ottawa – Individual counseling for women in the Ottawa area offered in English and French. Support groups for female survivors. Sliding scale fees.
- The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children promotes the development of community-centered, action research on violence against women and children.
- Freshstart – A YWCA publication to encourage the women who are now facing, or who will face violence from their partners, to save their lives
- The Gatehouse – The Gatehouse also offers a variety of programs including the Gatehouse Adult Support Network for adults who have experienced child abuse.
- Interval House
- Little Warriors is a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources.
- Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
- Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC)
- Nina’s Place – Provides specialized health care, police services and agency referrals for men, women and children (aged 16 and up) who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence in the past 72 hours. Nina’s Place provides care for residents of Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville.
- onefamilylaw.ca – a website designed to help women get information on family law matters.
- Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC)
- The Scarborough Hospital Sexual Assault Care Centre – resources and information for victims of sexual assault
- The Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District
- The Univeristy of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
- University of Victoria Anti-Violence Project
- The White Ribbon Campaign – men working to end men’s violence against women
- The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
Support for children/youth
- Bereaved Families Ontario - support groups, resources and education for bereaved families in Ontario
- The Canadian Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. Allows users to search, by specialization, for therapists throughout Canada.
- Centre for Treatment – The Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma provides counseling and psychotherapy services for individuals in the Ottawa-Carleton area who have experienced sexual abuse or other trauma in their lives.
- Mental Health Service Information Ontario Mental Health Service Information Ontario (MHSIO) is a provincial information and referral service. This 24 hours service is available 7 days a week in over 140 languages to consumers, families, service providers and others needing information about mental health resources. MHSIO’s goal is to provide callers with referrals to services and supports that are designed to meet their unique and individual needs. The MHSIO database contains information on 300 mental health organizations and over 1,000 programs in Ontario. MHSIO also offers a Webchat feature that allows individuals to chat directly with a MHSIO advisor.
Need a Lawyer?
- Collaborative Justice Program, in Ottawa, uses a restorative justice approach to deal with cases of serious crime, where the accused has accepted responsibility for the harm done and has a desire to make amends, and the victim is interested in participating in a reparative process.
- Mennonite central committee
- The Sawbonna Project – Learn more about the journey of Margot Van Sluytman, who met with the man who murdered her Father and they shared hope and healing.
Internet & Social Media Safety
- Canadian Centre for Child Protection/TELUS Mobile Safety website – To educate parents/guardians about the potential risks posed to children/adolescents using mobile phones, and to highlight proactive strategies that can be used to help keep children/adolescents safe. In addition to risks and safety strategies, the site includes information related to the advantages and benefits to mobile phones, points to consider when choosing a mobile phone for your child and downloadable resource information.
- Canadian Clearinghouse on Cyberstalking – The purpose of the Canadian Clearinghouse on Cyberstalking is to provide a central information resource of publicly available information on the topic for Canadians who experience online harassment, and for the international professional community.
- Cyberbullying.ca is a website that educates youths and others about the use of information and communication technologies to bully and harm others.
- The door that’s not Locked
- Kids in the Know is an interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of sexual exploitation
- National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre – created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation (USA).
- textED is an interactive website where people can learn about the short-term costs and the long-term ramifications of texting.
- www.loveisrespect.org - Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline collaborate to provide information about healthy relationships, dating and recognizing abuse including digital abuse.
- A thin line - MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower young people to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in their life and among peers.
CANADIAN Federal government
Support for men
Victims’ personal pages
Support for victims of terrorism
Support for homicide survivors
- EndModernSlavery.ca This website offers information about human trafficking, details about the launch of Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking and events across the country taking place to raise awareness about the problem and support local organizations that assist victims. Learn how you can join the Canadian fight against human trafficking.
- Walk with Me
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