Community Resources

Best practice suggests that all women over the age of twelve be asked about the presence of abuse in their lives. This recommendation often raises concern regarding the availability and accessibility of resources for women after disclosure, whether they choose to remain or leave the relationship in question. Examples of provincial as well as community-specific resources are offered to assist practitioners provide appropriate information and referrals.

The directories are not exhaustive. Please feel free to submit the name and contact information of any pertinent resources that are not listed.

Emergency: 911
Ontario Provincial Police: 888-310-1122

Assaulted Women's Helpline
866-863-7868 TTY
A 24 hour anonymous crisis line for women in Ontario
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
A community legal clinic providing materials to help people understand their legal rights.
Legal Aid Ontario Provision of a variety of legal services to low income or disadvantaged communities.
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres Provides information about the services offered by the centres as well as information about sexual assault and domestic violence.
Ontario Works
Ontario Women's Justice Network 416-392-3135
416-392-3031 TTY
Promotes understanding of the law related to violence against women and children.
The Farm Line 1-888-451-2903  
Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868
Telehealth Ontario 866-797-0000  
Victim Support Line 888-579-2888  

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