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


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


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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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Reach Out is a bilingual 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people with mental health or addiction concerns...


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


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


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


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


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The Distress Line for Guelph Wellington, operated by Compass Community Services, uses trained volunteers to provide emotional...


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Hotlines are available in Ontario, Canada for the victims of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It's free and confidential.

Regardless of whether you're a woman, man or child in Ontario, Canada, if someone has used coercion, power or force to make you engage in unwanted sexual activity, you were a victim of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a form of sexual violence, which is any sexual activity without consent. Other forms of sexual violence are sexual assault, such as rape and unwanted touching, and sexual harassment, which is unwelcome sexual behavior.

There are many people throughout the world who struggle to overcome the aftermath of sexual violence. If you are one of them, getting the right kind of help can make all the difference. In Ontario, Canada there are 30 hotlines you can contact for support with sexual abuse, assault or harassment. Reach out if you have experienced any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being coerced, threatened or forced to perform any sort of sexual activity
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Experiencing an attempted rape or sodomy
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being used sexually while you were very drunk, drugged, unconscious, or unable to say NO
  • Sexual abuse or assault from someone in your family (incest)
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Engaging in self-harm or self-mutilation
  • A strong need to withdraw from socializing
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively
  • Feeling overwhelmed with a range of emotions, like anger, fear, numbness
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you

Sexual violence could provoke many ways of coping, some more and some less healthy. You may go through many different feelings, responses, and stages of recovery until you fully heal.

When you’re on your path to surviving sexual violence and its aftermath, it helps to know that there are people who can relate. People in Ontario, Canada who went through similar experiences could make your recovery easier and quicker.

If you are victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, consider contacting a helpline in Ontario, Canada for free, confidential help.


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