Get help

If something has happened to you or someone you know, support is available.
IMMEDIATE: In an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

There is a sexual assault centre in every region in Ontario.

Visit Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres to learn more about:

The sexual assault centre in your community.

Sexual Assault Centres offer support, counselling and help with coping. A Sexual Assault Centre can also tell you more about reporting to the police (if you are interested in learning about reporting) and other legal options. All services are free and confidential.

What is sexual violence and consent
Prevention education
Advocating to end sexual violence
Other support resources and options

Sexual Assault Centres

Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario offer confidential and free counselling to survivors of sexual violence. Sexual assault centres provide support for survivors of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, sexual harassment and childhood sexual abuse. Services include:

  • 24 hour crisis counselling over the phone

  • Accompaniment to the hospital, court and/or police station

  • Advocacy and referrals Crisis intervention

  • Face to face counselling Court support

  • On-going counselling

  • Information and support for partners, families and friends of survivors

  • Group counselling/self-help group

  • Outreach support

  • Diversity work

  • Public education on sexual violence

  • Presentations and workshops for the public and professionals.

Pour le support francophone aux femmes victimes d’agression sexuelle, se il vous plaît visitez (for French-language support to women victims of sexual assault, please visit): Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes.

Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres in Ontario are hospital-based centres that provide 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted or who are victims or survivors of domestic violence (intimate partner) abuse. Services include:

  • emergency medical care
  • crisis intervention
  • collection of forensic evidence
  • access to emergency contraception and preventative treatment for sexually-transmitted infections
  • medical follow-up
  • counselling
  • referral to community resources

You can choose to have centre staff conduct a physical examination, offer medical care and/or collect any physical (forensic) evidence of a recent sexual assault. It is your decision whether you wish to report the assault to the police or provide the forensic evidence. If you think you were drugged and sexually assaulted, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres can also test to determine the presence of drugs in your body.


Fem’aide offre aux femmes d’expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l’aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine. Fem’aide peut également répondre aux demandes de renseignements faites par les proches des femmes victimes de violence. Fem’aide concentre son intervention auprès des femmes ayant subi de la violence dans une relation intime ou encore de l’agression à caractère sexuel.

Fem’aide offers French-speaking women experiencing violence support, information and referral to appropriate services in the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fem’aide can also respond to inquiries made by the relatives or support persons of women victims of violence. Fem’aide focuses its assistance to women who have experienced violence in an intimate relationship or of sexual assault.

  • Telephone toll-free: 1-877-336-2433
  • ATS: 1 866 860-7082
  • Website:

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone provides free and confidential 24/7 counselling and information service for young people in Canada.

Talk4Healing: A Helpline for Aboriginal Women

Culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal representation, information, counselling multilingual interpretation for women who have experienced violence.