Harassment Resources Ontario

The following numbers, shelters and programs listed are for Ontario and outside Toronto. Ontario residents can also reference Harassment Resources Canada and les ressources francophone for more resources.

Toronto Residents can reference Harassment Resources Toronto for city specific resources.
This page was last updated on June 26 2018.

24 Hour Services

Assaulted Women’s Helpline - Supports women in violent situations, in multiple languages
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)

ConnexOntario Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Services

Ontario Online and Text Crisis and Distress Service (ONTX)
Text 741741 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily
Twenty-four hour distress and crisis lines: 416-408-HELP (4357)

Talk4Healing - a free & culturally safe telephone helpline for Aboriginal Women living in Northern Ontario, with services available in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree.
1 855 554 HEAL

LGBT Youth Line (NOT 24HRS. Operates Sunday-Friday 4:00-9:30pm)
1-800-268-YOUTH (9688)

The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres - 35 Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres across Ontario with a drop down menu to locate the nearest centre.

Shelters and Centres

List of Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario by City/Region from CASAC\

List of Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario by City/Region from OCRCC

Hamilton: Sacha Shelter

Ottawa: Sexual Assault Network (SAN)

Government of Ontario Documents

Ministry of Labour

Occupational Health and Safety
Ministry of Labour - Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment

Ontario Human Rights Commission fact sheets

Sexual Harassment in Employment

Sexual Harassment in Housing

Sexual Harassment in Education

Preventing and Responding to sexual and gender-based harassment

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment

Legal Support

Ontario Women’s Justice Network

Meditation Services

Human Rights Legal Support Centre

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.