Canada

Where to find help if you are a victim of domestic violence

Stopping Domestic Violence is a CBC News series looking at the crisis of intimate partner violence in Canada and what can be done to end it.

Every year, thousands of Canadians are harassed, assaulted or murdered by their intimate partners

Across Canada, there are 100,000 victims of domestic violence each year, and about 90 people die annually at the hands of their abuser. (Shutterstock)

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. To find assistance in your area, see the information below.

Canada-wide

https://www.sheltersafe.ca/find-help/#call

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence (NACAFV)

http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Yukon

Phone: 

VictimLink BC 24/7 help line providing crisis support in 130 languages (also covers Yukon):

1-800-563-0808 

TTY 604-875-0885

Text 604-836-6381

Online:

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Northwest Territories

Phone:

NWT Family Violence Shelters 24 hour Crisis Line – toll free (no TTY compatibility):

1-866-223-7775

(867) 873-8257 in Yellowknife

Online:

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Nunavut

Phone:

Baffin Regional Agvvik Society – Qimaavik Transition House (Iqualuit) 24/7 crisis line, English and Inuktitut:

867-979-4500

Online:

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

British Columbia

Phone:

VictimLink BC – 24/7 help line providing crisis support in 130 languages:

1-800-563-0808

TTY 604-875-0885

Text 604-836-6381

Online:

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca 

http://www.bcsth.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Alberta

Phone:

Family Violence Info Line – Toll-free, 24/7, Multilingual:

780-310-1818

Alberta Council of Women's Shelters:

1-866-331-3933

Online:

http://www.acws.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Saskatchewan

Phone: 

24 Hour Crisis and Abuse Line:

1-800-214-7083

Abused Women's Crisis Line:

1-888-338-0880

Online:

http://pathssk.org 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Manitoba

Phone:

Province-wide Family Violence Helpline – toll-free, 24/7:

1-877-977-0007

TTY 1-888-987-2829

Online:

http://www.maws.mb.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Ontario

Phone:

Assaulted Women's Helpline – 24/7, province-wide in more than 100 different languages including 17 Aboriginal languages.

1-866-863-0511

TTY 1-866-863-7868

Rogers, Fido, Bell and Telus: 

Text : #SAFE (#7233)

Fem'aide: toll-free, province-wide, safety planning and referrals

1-877-336-2433

TTY 1-866-860-7082

Ontario Native Women's Association - Talk4Healing  - 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

Online:

http://www.oaith.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/ 

Quebec

Phone:

SOS violence conjugale – Province-wide toll free crisis line, 24/7, toll-free, TTY compatible

1-800-363-9010

Online:

http://fede.qc.ca/

http://www.maisons-femmes.qc.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

New Brunswick

Online:

New Brunswick Directory of Services for Victims of Abuse

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Nova Scotia

Online: 

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia 

The Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Resource Centre

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

P.E.I.

Phone:

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services

1-800-240-9894

Online:

http://www.fvps.ca/

http://pauktuutit.ca/ 

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/

Newfoundland & Labrador

Online:

http://www.thanl.org/find-shelter/

https://www.sheltersafe.ca/newfoundland-labrador/

NACAFV http://54.186.211.6/shelters/ 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/victimservices/