Services & Supports

24/7 Crisis Support Line ... The Crisis Support Line is a confidential service available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Unconditional and nonjudgmental support and information is available to individuals of both recent and historical sexual assault, as well as other forms of sexual violence.  If you have been recently assaulted, we will help you find the right response for yourself and will assist you in accessing hospital services if necessary.  Friends or family members supporting a sexual violence survivor may also call the line for support. Anyone under 16 years of age will be provided with an appropriate referral for services.  Individual trauma-informed counselling is free and confidential to survivors* of sexual violence. Counselling is available for individuals of both recent and historical sexual assault, as well as other forms of sexual violence.  If you are looking for counselling or consultation as a parent, caregiver, or partner of a survivor, call us and we can provide support and information.  If you are under the age of 16, you can call us and we will provide information on services and help link you to community supports.  Peer support may also be offered on an individual basis.

Counselling for youth, ages 5 -20. Open, non-judgmental listening on any topic including bullying, friendship, school, abuse, violence, emotional abuse,  LGBTQ.

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Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s national safety education program. The program engages students with interactive activities to help build skills that increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of victimization online and in the real world.

Enfants avertis est un programme national interactif d’éducation à la sécurité offert par le Centre canadien de protection de l’enfance. Il vise à renforcer la sécurité personnelle des enfants et à les protéger contre la victimisation sur Internet et dans la vraie vie. Il stimule le développement de l’estime de soi et du savoir-agir dès la maternelle et se poursuit jusqu’au secondaire.

Klinic Community Centre operates the sexual assault crisis line as well as other crisis and counselling services including the Manitoba Suicide  Line (1-877-435-7170).  Programs include counselling for those who have experienced sexual assault.  Klinic offers a variety of counselling services that provides individual and group counselling for people affected by the trauma of childhood abuse, family violence and suicide.  Counselling is also available for people who have behaved abusively in an intimate relationship. All counselling services are free.  Please be aware that subject to the volume of requests for in person counselling there may be a waiting period for some services.

Part of Klinic Community Health. Short term counselling in the sexual assault crisis program (SACP): Sharing your feelings with a counsellor can help you re-affirm your own strength and self-worth. The sexual assault crisis program (SACP) offers short-term counselling (up to 12 weeks) and focuses on sexual assault trauma. We see survivors of any gender, ages 12 and up. The approach is client-centered and the client is an active participant in the counselling process. The amount of time that has passed since the assault is not a determining factor in providing counselling.  Counselling is also available to any friends or family members (secondary victims) who have been impacted by the sexual assault or are struggling to understand the impact on sexual violence on a loved one. There is no fee for this service.

This is a resource site for families that have been impacted by homicide. This site was created, and has evolved since 2007, based on feedback and information from others in the Golden Horseshoe area who have experienced the death of a loved one due to homicide. 

The Lethbridge Regional Police Victim/Witness Services Unit is a 24/7 police-based victim assistance program that was developed and launched in 1991 to provide information, support and referrals to victims and witnesses of crime or tragedy in Lethbridge and Coaldale.

Volunteer advocates are first responders who provide practical support during the first few critical hours after a crime or tragedy. VSU serves as a central information point for those who have been victimized, providing updates on the status of an investigation or court case as well as information about victim impact statements, requests for restitution, provincial financial benefits and referrals to counseling services, shelters, child protection and crisis lines.

Little Warriors is a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources. Little Warriors will open the Be Brave Ranch in the fall of 2014. The Be Brave Ranch is a facility that will offer a family-oriented treatment program that combines multiple proven therapies for children ages 8-12 who have been sexually abused.

If you or a friend is in an abusive relationship, you may feel like you are all alone – know that you are not. We have resources to help you stay safe, build a support system, access legal protection and more. Highly-trained peer advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

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The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General supports this province-wide services for male survivors of sexual abuse. The goal is to diminish the impact of crime and trauma on male survivors of sexual abuse and related violence through increased 24-hour access to targeted support.  Referrals are made to agencies with special competencies across the province which offer both crisis and integrated follow-up services – all accessible via a professional 24/7 Information & Referral service.  You will reach a professional information & referral person who will link you to services in place to help you either in your region or beyond.

Veuillez consulter la liste du VJN pour le service Hommes qui ont survécu à des abus sexuels : Liste des fournisseurs de services en Ontario

Disclaimer: Welcome to our Find Help listing of services that provide help for victims of crime.  This listing represents only a subset of the many services and supports available to Canadians across Canada and we hope it is helpful for users of the Victim Justice Network site.  For a more comprehensive listing of services helping victims through all stages of their needs, we do encourage you to avail yourselves of your local 211 phone or online services or, alternatively, of your regional community services listings most of which are included in this site under Information and Referral.  The services listed on this site are based on the most recent information available on those services' individual websites in mid-2015.  We will endeavour to review these annually for accuracy and any changes or discontinuation of service.

Décharge: Voici notre liste des services Find Help visant à aider les victimes de crime. Cette liste ne représente qu’une partie des nombreux services et soutiens mis à la disposition des Canadiens dans tout le pays. Nous espérons qu’elle sera utile aux utilisateurs du site de Victim Justice Network. Si vous souhaitez en obtenir une plus complète, à quelque niveau des besoins des victimes que ce soit, n’hésitez pas à appeler votre numéro local 211 ou à utiliser des services en ligne ou encore les listes de services communautaires régionaux, services qui, pour la plupart, sont indiqués sur ce site sous la rubrique Information and Referral. Ces services ont été relevés dans les toutes dernières informations disponibles à la mi-2015 sur les sites pertinents. Nous nous efforcerons de les revoir chaque année pour qu’ils restent à jour.