RESOURCES

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, there is help. Below are some of the resources that you can turn to.

IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY

GREATER TORONTO AREA & TORONTO

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETIES

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OF TORONTO

Registered charity funded by Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Responsible for caring for children and youth and preventing them from experiencing abuse and neglect. If you would like to report a child experiencing abuse or neglect in Toronto, call this resource. Call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access: 

To Report: 416-924-4646

https://www.torontocas.ca/

YORK REGION CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY

Registered charity funded by Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Responsible for caring for children and youth and preventing them from experiencing abuse and neglect. If you would like to report a child experiencing abuse or neglect in the York Region, call this resource. Call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access: 

To Report: 905-895-2318

Toll-Free: (1) 800-718-3850

http://www.yorkcas.org/contact.asp

DURHAM CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY

Registered charity funded by Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Responsible for caring for children and youth and preventing them from experiencing abuse and neglect. If you would like to report a child experiencing abuse or neglect in the Durham Region, call this resource. Call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access: 

To Report: 905-433-1551

https://durhamcas.ca/

HALTON CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY

Registered charity funded by Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Responsible for caring for children and youth and preventing them from experiencing abuse and neglect. If you would like to report a child experiencing abuse or neglect in the Halton Region, call this resource. Call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access: 

To Report: 905-333-4441

PEEL CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY

Registered charity funded by Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Responsible for caring for children and youth and preventing them from experiencing abuse and neglect. If you would like to report a child experiencing abuse or neglect in the Peel Region, call this resource. Call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access: 

To Report: 905-363-6131

http://www.peelcas.org/index.asp

HELP-LINES

211 Central

Offers 24/7 information and referral services to community and social services. Can call, text, Live Chat or use website to search for resources.

Access: 

Call 2-1-1

TTY: (1) 888-340-1001

Text: 21166

https://www.211toronto.ca/

GERSTEIN CRISIS CENTRE

Offers 24-hour community based crisis services for adults 16+ in Toronto that are dealing with mental health, concurrent, or substance use issues and are currently in crisis. Telephone crisis line, mobile crisis team, community-based crisis beds, short term follow-up support, and referrals to other beneficial health and social services. Free and confidential.

Access: 

Crisis-Line: 416-929-5200

http://gersteincentre.org/

DISTRESS CENTRES OF GREATER TORONTO

24-hour support offered 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Canada's oldest volunteer-delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention service agency.

Access: 

416-408-4357

Text: 45645

https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/

TORONTO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE

Offers anti-oppressive, feminist support to survivors of sexual violence through counselling, group support, education, and activism. Help-line also available 24/7. 

Access: 

416-597-8808

https://trccmwar.ca/

RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

RECLAIM YOUR VOICE

Survivor-led grassroots organization founded in 2012 which creates safe spaces for stories of abuse and sexual violence to be shared.

Access: 

https://www.reclaimyourvoice.org/

https://www.facebook.com/ryvorg/

Instagram: @reclaimyourvoice

RECLAIM YOUR VOICE

Grassroots organization that creates safe-spaces for stories of abuse and sexual violence to be shared. 

Access: 

https://www.reclaimyourvoice.org/

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE RESOURCES

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any suggestions for resources that we can add to our list. Let's combat abuse as a community!

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