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For over 35 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY...


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Fem'aide offre aux femmes francophones aux prises avec des violences basées sur le genre du soutien, des informations et des...


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Amelia Rising Sexual Violence Support Centre provides a crisis line for those who have experienced sexual abuse or gender based...


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Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress to cope, by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management and...


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Kamatsiaqut Nunavut Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and text...


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The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a grassroots, women and non-binary people run...


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Ottawa Distress Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in Ontario, Canada...


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24/7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin provides 24/7, free and confidential support over . We are here to help everyone in Ontario,...


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Champlain District Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...


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St. Catharines number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing...


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Grey and Bruce Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone, adults in...


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Outaouais Distress Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We are here to help everyone...


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The Halton Hills/Milton number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and...


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The Oakville number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support...


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If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, it can be tough to know where to turn. You’re not alone in...


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The Burlington number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online...


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If you are in crisis or experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the crisis line at 346-8282 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,...


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Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental volunteer-based support service. Our aim is...


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Good2Talk (Ontario) is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message...


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The Support Line is available to individuals from London,= and Middlesex who are 16+. All calls are confidential and volunteers...


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Are you feeling….. Depressed? Lonely? Isolated? The Progress Place Warm Line is an anonymous and confidential service that is...


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The Seniors Safety Line is the only 24/7 crisis and support line for seniors in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse...


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Yellow Brick House provides life-saving services and prevention programs to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families,...


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LGBT YouthLine is a non-judgemental, confidential, and informed peer support service for 2SLGBTQ+ and questioning youth (ages...


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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in Ontario, Canada for support

Many women, children, and men in the world are victims of domestic abuse– this is any behaviour that maintains control over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. Abuse may be expressed physically, emotionally, verbally, sexually, or financially, and you may feel threatened, controlled or coerced.

If you are experiencing abuse or domestic violence, you do not have to deal with this on your own. Staff from 31 hotlines that support people experiencing abuse and domestic violence in Ontario, Canada can help. Contact them if these signs of abuse sound familiar:

  • Your privacy online being invaded
  • You are being controlled by your partner/family member
  • Your partner/family member constantly checks up on you
  • Feeling helpless, desperate, or emotionally numb
  • Your partner/family member humiliates you, insults you and puts you down
  • Your partner/family member hurts you or is threatening to hurt you
  • Your devices are being monitored or tracked by a partner/family member
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to

Victims of abuse and domestic violence can be in a difficult position. They once had (or still have) love for the abuser. On the other hand, they are constantly exposed to harm from someone who should love them back. This can feel puzzling and scary.

If you're experiencing abuse and domestic violence, feeling scared is perfectly natural. You could be doubtful and convinced that there’s no way out. Talking to someone in Ontario, Canada who understands how abusive relationships work might help you feel less hopeless and powerless.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Ontario, Canada. It's free and confidential.


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