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Online Resources

Canada Women’s Virtual Information Center The Directory of Canadian Women’s Resources, a searchable database of over 4,000 women’s groups in Canada / l’Annuaire des ressources pour femmes du Canada, une base de données consultable qui regroupe plus de 4 000 groupes de femmes au Canada

Canada Women’s Shelters (listed by providence)

Transition Houses and Shelters for Abused Women in Canada a PDF listing prepared by Health Canada.

Resources by Province and Location

Anishnaabe-Kwewag Gamig, Roseneath
Crisis shelter for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children. Located in a First Nation near Rice Lake.

Aurora - Yellow Brick House
Serving abused and/or homeless women and their children, this shelter provides short term housing, second stage housing (Reta's Place), counseling and legal support. Their website also offers public education material on woman abuse.

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
(604) 876-2622

Elgin County - Violence Against Women Services
Located in St. Thomas, VAWSEC offers women and children experiencing violence a variety of services, including emergency shelter and transportation, counseling and education.

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Programs include a shelter for women and children, a sexual assault centre, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and a transition program.

Huron County - Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services of Huron
Huron County's women's shelter offers emergency transportation to the shelter, a crisis line, counseling, shelter and more. Their site lists their services, encourages volunteer participation, and provides information about woman abuse, including its effects upon children.

Huron - Women Today
Enhancing women's economic independence and preventing violence against women through education and social action, Women Today of Huron has innovative community and research projects.

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Serving Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay), Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties. 24 hour hotline, counseling, survivors' groups and more. Site provides a listing of sexual assault centres in Ontario and a sexual assault legal kit.

Kitchener-Waterloo - Anselma House
Emergency housing and other services for abused women and their children. The site details the services provided, other community supports, a safety plan, the increased use of Anselma House over the years, and much more.

Manitoba - Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters
This website provides a listing of shelters within Manitoba.

Muskoka and Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
Provides a 24-hour toll free helpline, and a wide variety of services, from counseling to public education to legal services, and links other groups in the Muskoka and Parry Sound region.

North York Women's Centre
This centre provides a variety of free program services including a legal clinic, groups, workshops, training and Culture Talk, a web site and discussion list for young, new immigrant and refugee women. The centre's newsletter is also available on line.

Nova Scotia - THANS - Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
Provincial association of shelters for abused women. Province-wide listings under the "crisis line" link. Listing of library resources and useful questionnaires on abuse.


Ontario - Assaulted Women's Helpline
The Helpline is available across the province to women who are experiencing violence. Learn about services in your community. All calls are anonymous. Support is available in 154 languages.

Ontario - Help for Women
A lengthy alphabetical listing of locations, names and phone numbers for all kinds of crisis and support services in Ontario, presented by the Timmins and Area Women in Crisis Support and Information Centre.

Ontario Coalition of Sexual Assault Centres
This page is a listing of many of Ontario's sexual assault centres with links to websites where applicable.

The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centres
A listing of hospital based centres in Ontario.

Orangeville - Family Transition Place
This organization serves the Dufferin and Caledon area and offers legal support, weekly drop-in info and support groups for women, anger groups and workshops. All services are free and provide child care.

Sarnia - Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre
With locations in Sarnia, Forest and Petrolia, this organization provides a full spectrum of services for those who have been sexually assaulted and sexually abused. Their site includes a "Teen Handbook" with relevant information on dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and much more. Also of interest on the site is a section on sexual assault by professionals. Services available in French.

Saskatchewan - Provincial Association of Transitional Houses in Saskatchewan (PATHS)
Saskatchewan shelter and abuse helpline listings.

Scarborough Women's Centre
The centre offers counseling, advocacy and referrals as well as extensive educational opportunities. Courses range from one evening workshops to month long programs, on topics from self esteem to economics to nutrition.


Toronto - Interval House
The site for Canada's first shelter for assaulted women and children provides lots of information about its services, including success stories from residents and clients. Also available: concise information on abuse, essential contact numbers, statistics on shelter use, and excellent safety tips for computer users. If you want to get a sense of shelter life, check this site out.

Toronto - Nellie's
An emergency shelter for women and their children. Nellie's also offers related support services. Their site lists some great resources.


Vancouver - Battered Women’s Support Services
This website provides such information as a listing of its services, information on battering, sexual assault in marriage, a wide variety of training and much more.

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
This website focuses on sexual assault. The content includes women’s stories and thoughts, issues facing women and frequently asked questions.

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