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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.


A provincial helpline for Francophone women dealing with violence.


A culturally safe help line 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)
1-877-336-2433 (femaide)
1-866-860-7082 TTY


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

Fem'aide! offers Francophone women, who have experienced gender-based violence:

  • support, information and referrals to services within their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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