The following numbers, shelters, and programs listed are for outside Ontario or across Canada. You can also reference Les ressources francophone for more resources.
This page was last updated on August 4th 2021.
Calling the police can have minor to serious consequences for many community members. IBPOC communities are disproportionately harmed by emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) accessed via 911. Below are some alternative emergency services that can provide assistance if you or someone you know needs urgent support:
Kids Help Phone (Canada-Wide)
(310) 855-HOPE (4673)
(800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336) (U.S. and Canada only)
Or text TEEN to 839863
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time, every night
Shelter Safe Canada - A map-based resource for finding shelters across Canada
Canadian Women’s Health Network - Canadian Network of Rape Crisis Centres