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Harassment

In light of recent events and Generator’s #UrgentExchange Who Is A Monster?, we have compiled a resource list of 24-hour crisis lines, shelters, organizations, movements, etc. that relate to harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment, violence against women and more. The resources are mainly Toronto-centric and Canadian focused.

The following list and document was last updated on: January 8, 2018

For immediate, 24-hour services:


Emergency (police, ambulance, fire)
911

Assaulted Women’s Helpline - Supports women in violent situations, in multiple languages
416-863-0511
1-866-863-0511
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
#SAFE (cell phone)

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416-597-8808
416-597-1214 (TTY)

Distress Centre of Toronto
416-408-4357
416-408-0007 (TTY)

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868

Native Women’s Resource Centre
416-969-8510

LGBT Youth Line (Sunday-Friday 4:00-9:00pm)
1-800-268-YOUTH (9688)

Central Family Intake Line
416-397-5637
1-877-338-3398

Street Helpline
1-866-392-3777

Mental Health Helpline
1-866-531-2600

For a list of other hotlines visit: Teen Health and Wellness

Shelters

Nellie’s - Women and Children
Crisis line: 416-461-1084

YWCA Women’s Shelter – Women and Children
24-Hour line: 416-929-3316

St. Vincent de Paul – Mary’s Home – Women over 16 years old
Main Number: 416 595 1578

Women’s Habitat – Women
Crisis Line: 416-252-5829
TTY: 416-252-0361

The Redwood – Women and Children
Crisis Line: 416-533-8538
TTY: 416-533-3736

North York Women’s Shelter – Women and Children
Crisis Line: 416.635.9630

Sistering – Women

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
Crisis: 416-746-3701
TTY: 416-746-3716

Interval House
Crisis line: 416-924-1491

Street Haven

Julliette’s Place
Crisis Line: 416-724-1316
French Crisis Line: 1-877-336-2433

Government of Ontario Documents

Ministry of Labour - www.labour.gov.on.ca
Occupational Health and Safety – www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs
Workplace Violence and Harassment - https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/workplaceviolence.php
Ontario Human Rights commission fact sheets:
Sexual harassment in employment - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/sexual-harassment-employment-fact-sheet
Sexual Harassment in housing - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/sexual-harassment-housing-fact-sheet
Sexual harassment in education - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/sexual-harassment-education-brochure
Preventing and Responding to sexual and gender-based harassment - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-preventing-sexual-and-gender-based-harassment-summary-fact-sheet
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment - http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-preventing-sexual-and-gender-based-harassment/8-preventing-and-responding-sexual-harassment-0

Employee Tool guide
Case Study
Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault - for residents of Toronto, Ottawa and Thunder Bay; a pilot program for survivors of sexual assault to receive up to 4 hours of legal advice from one or more lawyers by phone or in person. Assault must have taken place in Ontario to be eligible. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Organizations

Community Organizations

Sacha

Metrac

The Gatehouse

Springtide Resources

Love is Respect

Barbra Shlifer Clinic

Toronto Distress Centre

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Julliette’s Place

Dr Roz’s Healing Place

South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC)

Incite

Assault/Abuse

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital
(Nurse available from Monday at 7:30am – Friday 11pm)

Women Recovering from Abuse (WRAP) at Women’s College Hospital
416.323.6400 ext. 4863

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Native Women’s Resources

Native Women’s Resource Centre

Talk 4 Healing (telephone helpline for Aboriginal Women living in Northern Ontario)
1 855 554 HEAL

Les Ressources Francophone

Fem’aide

Oasis Centre des Femmes

La Maison d’Hébergement pour femmes francophone

Nationwide

Sexual Assault Network (SAN) - Ottawa

Canadian Labour Relations - Vancouver

Violence au Travail - Quebec

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre - British Colombia

Work Safe BC - British Colombia

Ending Violence (Canada-wide)

Canadian Women’s Health Network (rape crisis centres nationwide)
YWCA Canada (with service organizations based throughout the country)

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC)

Shelter Safe Ontario (available for other provinces and territories)

Women’s Shelters Canada

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Campaigns/Movements

Me Too

White Ribbon Campaign

Moose Hide Campaign

UNiTE – United Nations

V-Day

Hollaback

Heart Mob

Draw the Line

Time’s Up

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes

Magazines/Blogs

Guts Magazine
Shameless Magazine
Scarleteen
Translink Harassment (BC-based)
Share the Freedom

Arts Related Resources

Canadian Actor’s Equity Association (CAEA) - http://www.caea.com/EquityWeb/EquityLibrary/Newsletters/EQ/2017/EQSummer2017.pdf
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA)’s Professional Standards for Dance - http://cadaontario.camp8.org/psd_14_discrimination_personal_harassment

University/College Groups

University of Toronto

http://www.sec.utoronto.ca/
https://safety.utoronto.ca/sexual-violence-sexual-harassment/
http://www.communitysafety.utoronto.ca/uoftmav.htm

York University

http://www.silenceisviolence.ca/support-services/
http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/gwtc/
http://cwtpyork.ca/

Ryerson University

http://www.rsuonline.ca/centre-for-women-and-trans-people
Farrah Khan - https://www.ryerson.ca/sexual-violence/about/our-coordinator/

George Brown College

http://studentassociation.ca/services/community-action-centre/
https://www.georgebrown.ca/diversity/

Brock University

http://www.asaferbrock.org/

Apps

Free

SafeTTC
bsafe
Circle of 6 
Hollaback!

Lifeline Response
Red Panic Button
React Mobile
Cozy

Other Resources and Tools

Sheltersafe
Stop Street Harassment
#aftermetoo
Project Callisto
Meditation Services

Policies (Examples)

Bad Dog Theatre Company
Bad Dog Theatre Company - Anonymous Reporting

Petitions

Not Surprised
https://abrc.ca/federal-petition-2017/ (now closed, but read about it here) – Alberta-based

Facebook Pages

#metoo March Toronto

Talks

Generator’s #UrgentExchange: Who is a Monster? What is a Monster? Am I a Monster? #metoo what next? - listen to our 7 wonderful speakers discuss different topics in relation to workplace safety, sexual harassment and more.

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