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

ONTARIO-WIDE

HELP-LINES

CHILD HELP NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

Help-line with crisis counsellors. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in greater than 170 different languages. Ca call, text, or Live Chat. All calls are confidential. 

Access:

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 

https://www.childhelp.org/childhelp-hotline/

KID'S HELP PHONE

Help-line with crisis counsellors. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in greater than 170 different languages. Can call, text, or Live Chat. All calls are confidential. 

Access:

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 

https://www.childhelp.org/childhelp-hotline/

GOOD2TALK

Help-line that offers confidential support services for students pursuing post-secondary education in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access:

Ontario: 1-866-925-5454

Text GOOD2TALKON: 686868

Nova Scotia: 1-833-292-3698

Text GOOD2TALKNS: 686868

https://good2talk.ca/

TALK4HEALING

Help-line that offers 24/7 support for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women. Available in 14 different languages. Can call, text, or Live Chat for confidential support. 

Access: 

1-855-554-HEAL

https://www.talk4healing.com/

FEM'AIDE

Help-line that offers 24/7 support for French-speaking women with experiences of gender-based violence. Can also respond to information requests from friends and family of victims of violence.

Access: 

(1) 866-863-0511

TTY: 1-866-863-7868

http://femaide.ca/

VICTIMS SUPPORT LINE

Province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information line that offers information about a range of services for victims of crime. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access:

Greater Toronto Area: 416-314-2447

Toll-Free: (1) 888-579-2888

EMPOWER ME

24/7 phone service for crisis situations and scheduled sessions that allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. Available to all Queen’s students. Can access sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.

Access:

(1) 844-741-6389

https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/empower-me

ASSAULTED WOMEN'S HELPLINE

Offers support, safety planning, information and referral to services throughout Ontario. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Access:

416-863-0511

TTY: 416-364-8762

Toll-Free: (1) 866-863-0511

Toll-Free TTY: (1) 866-863-7868

http://www.awhl.org/home

SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Program that supports male-identifying survivors of sexual abuse, recent or historical. Some of the specialized services offered include individual and group counselling, telephone and online counselling, and referrals to other community support services. Help-line is available 24 hours a day and is multilingual and toll-free.

Access:

1-866-887-0015

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/male_support_services/

OTHER RESOURCE SITES

ONTARIO COALITION OF RAPE CRISIS CENTRES

List of sexual assault centres in Ontario that offer counselling, call-lines, and information about sexual violence.

Access:

http://www.ocrcc.ca/

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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