Emergency Help

Emergency Help

If there is an emergency situation call 911 for assistance.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

(416) 863-0511 (Greater Toronto Area)
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
#SAFE (#7233) (cell)

This helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available in over 100 languages. Free crisis counselling and referrals for legal advice, shelters and other supports.

Help Outside Canada – Department of Foreign Affairs

If you need help when you are outside of Canada, call the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)

613-996-8885 collect (outside Canada), or if you are helping someone who has been taken abroad call

1-800-267-6788 (inside Canada)

Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region


Femaide (Francophone Help Line)

1-866-860-7082 (TTY)

Kids Help Phone


Children’s Aid Society

(416) 924-4646

Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centre of Peel

1-800-810-0180 (Confidential and Anonymous)
This helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ontario Victims Support Referral

1-888-579-2888 / 416-314-2447 (Toronto)

Victim Services/Victim Support Line (VSL)

1-888-579-2888 (VSL)
(416) 326-2429 (Victim/Witness Assistance)
The Victim Support Line provides help in English and French. The Victim/Witness Assistance Program supports individuals through the criminal justice process.

Sexual Assault Support Centers in Ontario

If you are in crisis you can also contact the Distress Centers of Ontario www.dcontario.org for help. Call 211 for assistance in locating a Distress Center serving your community. 

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