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Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence (SA/DV) Treatment Centres Learn More

The mandate of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres is to address the health, psycho-social, and forensic needs of victims/survivors of sexual violence and/or domestic violence in a prompt, professional, and compassionate manner.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Learn More

Get free counselling and information on sexual violence from a sexual assault centre in Ontario.

Ontario Independent Legal Advice Learn More

Victims of sexual assault living in Ontario may be eligible for up to four hours of free, confidential legal advice by phone or video. This does not include legal representation in court.

Ontario Victim/Witness Assistance Program Learn More

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is here to help victims and witnesses of violent crimes who may need to go to court. They will talk to you and provide assistance based on your specific case and needs.

Ontario Male Survivors Learn More

The Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program provides help for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical.

Fem’aide Francophone Helpline Learn More

Fem’aide offre aux femmes d’expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l’aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine. Fem’aide peut également répondre aux demandes de renseignements faites par les proches des femmes victimes de violence.

Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave Learn More

Domestic or sexual violence leave is a job-protected leave of absence. Employees who have been employed by their employer for at least 13 consecutive weeks are entitled to domestic or sexual violence leave if the employee or the employee’s child has experienced or been threatened with domestic or sexual violence.

Steps to Justice Learn More

Steps to Justice gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems, including:

Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Services (OAITH) Learn More

The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses is a coalition of first stage emergency women’s shelters, second stage housing organizations and community-based women organizations who work towards ending violence against all women.

Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario (ASOO) Learn More

The Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario collaborates and supports organizations working towards addressing and ending family violence by providing quality service incorporating traditional beliefs.

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario Learn More

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) is the provincial organization recognized for its leadership in elder abuse prevention in the province, providing education, training, resource development and information about the increasingly complex issues of elder abuse.

Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN) Learn More

OWJN tries to help survivors of violence and their supporters better understand legal rights in Ontario. They do not give legal advice. The website offers accessible legal information in a way that reflects the diverse experiences and realities of women.

Sexual Health Ontario Learn More

From healthy relationships to healthy behaviours and attitudes, understanding your sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being.

Rainbow Health Ontario Learn More

Rainbow Health Ontario creates opportunities for the healthcare system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities” including a directory of competent and welcoming health and social service providers.

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres Learn More

A pan-Canadian group of sexual assault centres providing services including counselling and 24/7 support lines.

ShelterSafe Canada Learn More

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource for women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map serves as a quick resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope, and support.

CyberTip.ca

Cybertip.ca receives and addresses online and phone reports from the public regarding:

  • Child sexual abuse material
  • Commercial sexual exploitation of children
  • Trafficking of children
  • Agreement or arrangement with another person to commit a sexual offence against a child
  • Online luring
  • Travelling to sexually exploit a child
  • Making sexually explicit material available to a child
  • Non-consensual distribution of intimate images of individuals under 18

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights Learn More

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual health and rights in Canada and globally.