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If you are in an emergency situation or are afraid for your life,
call 911 or your local police service immediately.

If you or someone you know is being abused, contact one of the following organizations:

Assaulted Women's Helpline

Crisis counselling and referrals to shelters, legal advice and other help.


Culturally sensitive crisis counselling, advice and support for Aboriginal Women and their families living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, throughout Northern Ontario


Toll free (Ontario)
1-866-863-7868 TTY

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
416-364-8762 TTY

(Fido, Rogers, Bell, Telus)

#SAFE (#7233)


Toll free (Ontario)
1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

The Assaulted Women's Helpline provides services that are available:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • in over 200 different languages, including 17 Aboriginal languages

Talk4Healing services are provided by Aboriginal women and are available:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree

Learn more

For information on services and supports for Aboriginal women and their children, see:

For a list of the languages available on the Assaulted Women's Helpline, visit the website of Can Talk Language Services.