PROVINCIAL SUPPORTS

PROVINCE-WIDE RESOURCES

Association of Ontario Health Centres
www.aohc.org

This site provides information on local community health services including Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Community Family Health Teams.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
www.awhl.org
1-866-863-0511 (toll-free)
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
416-863-0511 (Toronto)
#7233 on your Bell Mobility phone

This confidential, 24-hour province-wide helpline offers crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, and referrals for women needing a shelter, legal advice or other supports. This service is free and is available in over 100 different languages including 17 Aboriginal languages.

Community Legal Clinics in Ontario

https://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/contact.asp?type=cl

Legal Aid Ontario funds 76 community legal clinics throughout the province.

ConnexOntario
www.connexontario.ca

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health or gambling.

Distress Centres Ontario
www.dcontario.org

Distress Centres Ontario provides a listing and links to local distress and crisis lines. Distress centres are community-based agencies that provide suicide prevention and emotional support services.

Femaide: Crisis Line for Women who are Victims of Violence
www.femaide.ca
1-877-FEMAIDE or 1-877-336-2433 (toll-free)
1-866-860-7082 (TTY)

This confidential, 24-hour province-wide crisis and support number automatically connects the caller to a crisis line for French-speaking women who are victims of violence. It offers emotional support, safety planning and referrals for women who need shelter, counselling or other support.

French Language Services for Victims of Violence
http://aocvf.ca/?Repertoire_No=-1051436664&Voir=menu&M=1422

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes offers a list of French-language and bilingual services for women experiencing violence.

Kids Help Phone
www.kidshelpphone.ca

Kids Help Phone provides bilingual over-the-phone or web-based counselling for sexual assault, as well as other crisis situations, on a 24 hour per day basis.

Language Interpreter Services
www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/grantsandfunding/language.shtml

The Language Interpreter Services program delivers spoken language interpretation to help victims of domestic and sexual violence access social, healthcare and legal services. Services are available in over 60 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The website provides a list of local service providers.

Legal Aid Ontario
www.legalaid.on.ca

Legal Aid Ontario promotes access to justice throughout Ontario for low-income individuals. Legal Aid Ontario can be reached toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

http://www.ofifc.org/

Friendship Centres are community hubs where Indigenous people living in towns, cities, and urban centres can access culturally-based and culturally-appropriate programs and services every day

Settlement.org
www.settlement.org

Settlement.org provides information and resources to newcomers to help them settle in Ontario. A list of local services for newcomers is provided.

Sexual Assault/ Rape Crisis Centres
www.sexualassaultsupport.ca

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centres offer a wide variety of services to victims and survivors of sexual violence, 16 years and over. Services include a 24-hour anonymous crisis/support telephone line, individual and group counselling, court, police and hospital accompaniment, information on the legal system, and community referrals. Francophone services are available in designated areas.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
www.satcontario.com

A network of hospital-based sexual assault/domestic violence treatment centres provides 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted or who are victims or survivors of domestic violence. Services include emergency medical and nursing care, crisis intervention, collection of forensic evidence, medical follow-up and counselling and referral to community resources. Information on local services can be accessed through the site.

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

A 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services at 1-866-887-0015. Services for male survivors listed by communities can be found here: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/male_support_services/local_service_providers.php

Victim Support Line
1-888-579-2888 (toll-free)
416-314-2447 (Toronto)
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/vw/vsl.asp

The Victim Support Line is a free, province-wide, multilingual information line that provides a range of services to victims of crime. Victims may speak directly with an information and referral counsellor 24 hours a day, seven days a week, about supports and services that are available in their community.

Violence Against Women Shelters
https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ontario/

Violence against women shelters provide emergency accommodation, food, counselling, support, and referrals for women and their children.