Gender-Based Violence

Last Updated: April 30, 2020

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a grassroots, women-run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism. Call 416-597-8808. 

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a specialized clinic for women experiencing violence. If you require counselling, call 416-323-9149 x 234 or fill out the online intake form here:

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Need to talk? Call the peer support hotline which is run by and for trans people. We’re available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST.

Talk4Healing is a 24/7, culturally sensitive crisis counselling, advice and support for Indigenous Women and their families living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, available in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree. Call Toll free (Ontario), call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325) Live chat also available at:

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line in over 200 languages to all women who have experienced abuse. They provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact the Assaulted Women’s Helpline Crisis Line here:

Toll-free at 1-866-863-0511

Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Text #SAFE (#7233): On Rogers, Fido, Bell, or Telus Mobile

The LGBT Youth Line is an Ontario based support for LGBTQI2S youth. The LGBT Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Call: 1-800-268-9688 is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support.

Fem’aide is a 24/7 anonymous crisis counselling and referral services for Francophone or French-speaking women. Call Toll free 1-877-FEMAIDE (1-877-336-2433)

An Ontario based support line which provides help for male survivors of sexual assault, both recent and historical. Survivors also have access to a 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services at 1-866-887-0015.

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 free confidential professional online and telephone counselling and volunteer-led, text-based support in English and French to youth across Canada. Kids Help Phone also provides information on how to access community support services for youth. Text CONNECT to 686868 to reach a trained volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7. Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak with one of our professional counsellors 24/7.

The Victim Support Line (VSL) is a province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information line that provides information about a range of services for victims of crime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including a support line and financial assistance. The VSL offers referrals to victim support services in local communities and a notification system regarding the release of offenders in provincial prison and information about these offenders. Call Greater Toronto Area: 416 314-2447 or Toll-free: 1 888 579-2888.

The Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses member organizations offer a range of supports, services and advocacy for women and their children fleeing violence, such as 24 Hour Support and Crisis Lines, Safe Emergency Shelter, Counselling Programs, Referrals to Community Resources, Transitional and Second Stage Housing Programs, Legal Support and Advocacy with Family, Criminal Law and Immigration Law, Children and Youth Programs, and Violence Prevention Programs.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and require legal help, call the toll-free number, 1-800-668-8258.

Nisa Homes is a group of transitional homes (long-term shelters) for immigrant, refugee, non-status and Muslim women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Phone: 416-392-7903
Constituency Office: 100 Queen St W A5, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2