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Crisis lines for those affected by gender-based violence

If you are in an emergency situation please access 9-1-1 (in Canada), for emergency services in your area.

If you are outside the 9-1-1 service area, please access available emergency services in your area.


Family Violence Info Line
Phone: 310-1818 (multilingual services available)

Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence
Toll-free: 1-866-403-8000
Text: 1-866-403-8000

British Colombia

Victim Link BC
Phone: 1-800-563-0808 (multilingual services available) 


Domestic Violence Crisis Line, Family Violence Prevention Program
Toll-free: 1-877-977-0007

New Brunswick

CHIMO Helpline
Toll-free: 1-800-667-5005 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Iris Kirby House (St. John’s)
Local line: (709) 753-1492
Toll-free: 1-877-753-1492 

Hope Haven
Local line: 944-2200
Toll-free: 1-888-332-0000 

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Help Line
Phone: 1-800-661-0844

Nova Scotia

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
Toll-free: 1-855-225-0220 


Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
Local: (867) 979-3333
Toll-free: 1-800-265-3333 


Assaulted Women's Helpline
Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511 (multilingual services available)
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
or #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Fem’aide Helpline (French only)
Telephone: 1-877-336-2433 (services available in French only)
TTY: 1-866-860-7082

Talk4Healing (Helpline for Indigenous Women)
Toll-free: 1-855-554-4325 (multilingual services available)

Prince Edward Island

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.
Toll-free: 1-800-240-9894


SOS violence conjugale
Toll-free: 1-800-363-9010 (bilingual services available)
Text: 438-601-1211
Online chat:

Provincial helpline for victims of sexual assault
(Soon to be renamed Sexual Violence Helpline)
Local line: (514) 933-9007 (Montreal) (bilingual services available)
Toll-free: 1-888-933-9007


Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan
Phone: 211
Text: 211


Women’s Transition Home Crisis Line
Phone: 1-867-668-5733

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