Resource List

If you have concerns about intimate partner violence, child abuse or animal abuse you can contact the following resources: 

Domestic Violence/Family Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline  
1-(800) 799-7233 
The hotline staff offers safety planning and crisis help. They can connect you to shelters and services in your area.

Shelter Safe
Use this website to find the nearest shelter that can offer safety from violence and abuse.  Information is specific to province.

Ending Violence
Use this website to find help near you. Information is specific to province

Safe Place for Pets
Use this website to find on-site housing and off-site housing for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence near you.  Information is specific to the province/state.

Pflag Canada
Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.

NEED2 Prevention Education and Support offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Support is available online and via text chat.


Mental Health/Psychological Resources 

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS), by Crisis Services Canada, enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone, in French or English: toll-free 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for abused women in Ontario. This service is anonymous and confidential and is provided in up to 154 languages. 
Phone:  1-866-863-0511 or 1-866-863-7868 (TTY)

The Lifeline Canada Foundation
Use this website to find a center near you.  Information is specific to the province

Crisis Services Canada
Use this website to find a center near you.  Information is specific to the province

Online Lifeline
Use this website to find a crisis line near you. Information is specific to the country and province/state. 

Mental Health Line 
1-(888) 703-4554 
Free 24/7 Mental Health Line   

Hope for Wellness Helpline
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counseling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or use the website to connect with a counselor online
Phone and chat counseling is available in English and French. On request, phone counseling is also available in:

  • Cree
  • Ojibway
  • Inuktitut

Canadian Mental Health Association  
Mental health services for people 16 years and up Use this website to find a location near you. 

Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) 
The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a voluntary association of art therapists in Canada. 

Medical Resources

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers
Use this website to find a center near you.  Information is specific to province

COVID Resources

Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook
A guide to accept your feelings, tolerate distress and thrive.  This workbook was created to assist with managing the strong emotions that arise during this difficult time.

FACE COVID: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis 
Use this resource for practical steps in responding to the Corona crisis using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy.

Other Information Services

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Assistance programs are generally offered by a variety of agencies, including police-based services, court-based services, community-based services, volunteers, or by non-governmental organizations or charitable organizations.

Use the Department of Justice Canada’s online Victim Services Directory to search for victim services in every province and territory.

Victims and survivors of violent crime such as homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault, and child sexual abuse and neglect (sometimes impaired driving) may be eligible for financial compensation/benefits in the province/territory where the crime occurred. 

Use this website to learn more -