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.
- Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Can)
- Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses
- The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
- 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.
- The London Abused Women’s Centre offers women and girls over the age of 12 who have been abused by an intimate partner, sexually harassed, and/or prostituted or sex trafficked with woman-centred, trauma informed counselling, advocacy and support in a safe, non-crisis, non-residential setting.
- 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.
- Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
- Native Womens Association of Canada (NWAC)
- onefamilylaw.ca – a website designed to help women get information on family law matters.
- The White Ribbon Campaign – men working to end men’s violence against women
- The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
- The Regroupement québécois des centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (RQCALACS*)
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.
- 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.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tech Without Violence – Created by OCTEVAW. Resources to help prevent, respond to and support individuals experiencing online gender-based violence or harassment—known as cyberviolence.
- Draw-the-Line – Engaging Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence.
- Heartmob – Staying safe on social media – Introducing Social Media Safety Guides for Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and Youtube!
- Take Back the Tech – is a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technology (ICT) to end violence against women (VAW).
- Safe Hub Collective – is a group of people working to make all public spaces safer and more accessible for everyone in the Greater Boston area through collective action and community-based solutions.
- Crash Override Network – Online Abuse Crisis Helpline, resource center, and advocacy group. Staffed by survivors, trying to make the internet a safer place.
- Women, Action & the Media – Reporting, Reviewing, And Responding To Harassment on Twitter: Recommendations. WAM! launched a pilot project to support Twitter users experiencing gendered harassment and abuse on the platform, including abuse that intersects with racial, LGBT, and other kinds of oppression.
Victims of fraud/scams
CANADIAN Federal government
Support for men
Support for victims of terrorism
Support for homicide survivors
- Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre (HTNCC) – RCMP
- The London Abused Women’s Centre, in partnership with Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services and Youth Opportunities Unlimited, offers women and girls over the age of 12 who have been sex trafficked (or are at risk) with trauma informed counselling, crisis and outreach support to meet basic needs, rent supplements, systems navigation, and advocacy support.
- A New Day
- Voice Found: a Canadian charitable organization that is committed to the prevention of child sex abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
- For Ontario: if you or anyone you know might be at risk, call Ontario’s confidential Human Trafficking Helping at 1-833-999-9211, TTY 1-888-340-1001 for information and to find services.
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