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24-hour emergency contacts

Emergency (police, ambulance, fire)911
Community Connection (for Niagara Region, South Georgian Bay, Toronto; helps people find the community services; multiple languages)211
Assaulted Women's Helpline (phone line that supports women in violent situations; multiple languages)1-866-863-0511
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
#SAFE (cell phone)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape (phone, email, and in-person counseling for anyone who has been sexually assaulted) 416-597-8808
416-597-1214 (TTY)
Distress Centre of Toronto (phone line for people in emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention; multiple languages)416-408-4357
416-408-0007 (TTY)
Distress Centres of Ontario (lists local distress centres)website
Femaide (phone line that supports Francophone women in violent situations) 1-877-336-2433
1-866-860-7082 (TTY)
Kids Help Phone (phone and online counseling for children and youth; English and French) 1-800-668-6868
Children's Aid Society of Toronto (provides assessments, crisis intervention, counseling and services to prevent child abuse and neglect) 416-924-4646
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (lists local children's aid societies)website
Senior Safety Line (confidential support line for seniors experiencing abuse; multiple languages)1-866-299-1011
Telehealth Ontario (confidential phone service to get health advice or information from a registered nurse; multiple languages) 1-866-797-0000
1-866-797-0007 (TTY)

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Aboriginal services and information

Native Women's Resource Centre (Toronto) (many services for Aboriginal women; multiple languages)416-963-9963
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (services for Aboriginal families and youth in Toronto)416-969-8510
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (lists friendship centres across Ontario)website
I Am a Kind Man (information for Aboriginal men and boys on violence prevention)website
Sisters in Spirit Initiative (addresses violence against First Nations, Inuit and Métis women, particularly racialized and sexualized violence)website
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse (information about health, healing and family Violence for Aboriginal communities)website

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Anti-oppression and rights

Human Rights Legal Support Centre (offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who believe they have experienced discrimination)1-866-625-5179
1-866 612-8627 (TTY)
Making Your Voice Heard: A Media Toolkit for Youth, Media Awareness Network (offers ways to change negative youth stereotypes in the news)website
That's Not Fair! (a series to invite youth aged 7 to 11 to think critically about living in a democracy)website

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Counselling and family services

Barbra Schlifer Clinic (Toronto) (counselling, legal, interpretation, information and referral service for women survivors of violence)416-323-9149
416-323-1361 (TTY)
Black Youth Helpline (information, referral and support for black youth; provides parenting and school support)416-285-9944
Family Service Association of Toronto (counselling services for people and families facing many issues, including violence, death, divorce, parenting problems, and depression; multiple languages)416-595-9230
Family Service Ontario (lists a number of family service organizations in Ontario)website
Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline (support for Muslim youth; Monday to Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM)1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)
Women's Multicultural Resources and Counselling Serivces of Durham (counselling, referrals, public education, workshops, and training and supportive services for women of colour, immigrant, and refugee women and children on issues of violence and abuse)1-877-454-4035
HEYY Line (Toronto) (phone line and online chat for youth to talk to other youth about issues or problems; Monday to Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM.)416-423-4399

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Health services

Association of Ontario Health Centres (lists health centres in Ontario)website
AIDS and Sexual Health Information Line (anonymous and non-judgmental counselling on issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health; Ontario-wide, in multiple languages; Monday to Friday 9:00 AM-11:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-4:00 PM)416-392-2437
Shout Clinic (Toronto) (medical, nursing, dental, and counselling services for street-involved youth under 25)416-927-8553
Planned Parenthood of Toronto (sexual, reproductive, mental, and primary health clinic for youth 13 to 29)416-961-0113
Hassle-Free Clinic (Toronto) (medical and counseling sexual health services; offers anonymous HIV testing)416-922-0566 (women)
416-922-0603 (men)
Women's Health in Women's Hands (Toronto) (health services for Black women and women of colour in Toronto and surrounding areas)416-593-7655
416-593-5835 (TTY)

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Legal help and information

ARCH Disability Law Centre (Ontario) (legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities)1-866-482-ARCH (2724)
1-866-482-2728 (TTY)
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) (information about family law issues that affect women; information in multiple languages)website
Justice for Children and Youth (Toronto) (legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity)1-866-999-JFCY (5329)
Lawyer Referral Service, Law Society of Upper Canada (referrals to lawyers who provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes)416-947-3330 (GTA)
Legal Aid Ontario (legal services for low-income communities; website lists local community legal clinics in Ontario)1-800-668-8258
1-866-641-8867 (TTY)
Ontario Human Rights Commission (information about human rights law and options)416-314-4500
Ontario Women's Justice Network (legal information for women and children experiencing violence and their service providers; information in multiple languages)website
Refugee Rights in Ontario (for those who work with refugee claimants and others with questions about their immigration status in Canada)website
Your Legal Rights (legal information for people in Ontario)website

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LGBTTIQQ2S services

LGBT Youth Line (phone and online peer support for youth in Ontario; Sunday to Friday 4:00-9:30 PM)1-800-268-YOUTH (9688)
Supporting Our Youth, Sherborne Health Centre (Toronto) (arts, culture, and recreational service for youth; supportive housing and employment opportunities; and mentoring and support)416-324-5077
519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto) (community centre with many services for LGBTTIQQ communities)416-392-6874
Anti-Violence Program, 519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto) (supports LGBTTIQQ community members experiencing partner abuse and hate crimes)416-392-6877
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations(Toronto) (education, support, and counseling for 2-spirited Aboriginal people affected by HIV/AIDS)416-944-9300
Pink Triangle Services (Ottawa) (peer support, educational, research and advocacy services)613-563-4818

Newcomer support and services (information for young people new to Canada)website (information and answers to settle in Ontario)website

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Parenting help

Ontario Early Years Centres (lists Early Years Centres in Ontario, which offer support and health services for parents and their young children)website
June Callwood Centre for Women and Families (Toronto) (health services, counselling, education, housing, prenatal classes, and parenting groups for young parents)416-365-1888
Massey Centre for Women (Toronto) (housing and resources for pregnant teens, young single mothers, and their babies)416-425-6348
Humewood House (Toronto) (residential, life skills, training, childcare, education, and counseling services for pregnant and parenting young women)416-651-5657

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Sexual assault and abuse

Draw The Line (interactive campaign to challenge myths about sexual violence and equip bystanders to intervene)website
Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (lists sexual assault/rape crisis centres in Ontario, which offer many services for women who have been sexually assaulted)website
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres (lists sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres throughout Ontario, which provide medical and counseling services for women who have been abused)website
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre (Richmond Hill)1-800-521-6004
Durham Region Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Care Centre905-571-3344 x116
Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program1-888-579-2888
Nina's Place (Burlington)905-632-3737 x5708
Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (Toronto)416-813-6275
Scarborough Hosptial Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre416-495-2555
Peel Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Program905-848-7580 x2142
Women's College Hospital Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (Toronto)416-323-6040

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Shelters and housing services

Assessment and Referral Centre (Toronto) (shelter services for single adults, youth, and couples)416-338-4766
Central Family Intake (Toronto) (shelter services for families with children)416-397-5637
Street Helpline (Toronto) (help for people who are homeless to get a safer place to sleep and find long-term housing)1-866-392-3777
Shelternet (lists shelters in for women and children in Canada; multiple languages)website
Family Transition Place (Caledon)1-800-265-9178
519-942-1651 (TTY)
Halton Women's Place905-878-8970 (north)
905-332-1593 (south)
Herizon House (Ajax)1-866-437-4066
Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre (Brampton)905-451-6108
Interim Place (Mississauga)905-676-8515 (north)
905-403-0864 (south)
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, SafePet Program (assists women leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing and care for pets)email
Sandgate Women's Shelter of Georgina Inc.1-800-661-8294
905-722-6223 (TTY)
The Denise House (Oshawa)1-800-263-3725
905-728-4394 (TTY)
Yellow Brick House (Aurora)1-800-263-3247
Y's Wish (Oshawa)1-888-576-2997

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Violence prevention and education

Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (Francophone-serving organization; skills, tools and resources to foster safe, strong and free schools and communities)416-466-7490
The Interrupters (tools and resources about stopping violence in communities)website
It starts with you. It stays with him (tools and resources for men and boys on healthy relationships)website
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada (information about family violence issues, including elder abuse and child abuse)website
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (awareness-raising about elder abuse and neglect; public education, professional training, advocacy and service coordination)416-916-6728
Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women (information about violence against women around the world; includes online quiz on violence issues)website
Springtide Resources (training and resources on violence against women)416-968-3422
White Ribbon Campaign (public education for men and boys working to end violence against women)416-920-6684
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (resources and coordination to address violence against women)416-944-9242

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Women's centres

Rexdale Women's Centre (Greater Toronto Area) (settlement services, English language classes, violence prevention services, children’s services, family support services, and post-settlement services)416-745-0062
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre (Toronto) (settlement, language training, and employment services for newcomer women; multiple languages)416-465-6021
Scarborough Women's Centre (Toronto) (information, education and support services to assist women in the transition away from abuse, isolation and poverty)416 439-7111
Sistering (Toronto) (drop-in services for women who are homeless)416-926-9762
South Asian Women's Centre (Toronto) (variety of services for South Asian Women; multiple languages)416-537-2276
Times Change Women's Employment Service (Toronto) (career and educational counselling and computer services)416-927-1900

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