Did you know? Helplines are often the first point of contact for thousands of women in Canada each year who experience intimate partner violence. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, compassionately trained staff provide counseling, emotional support, information, referrals and even help identify an abusive situation. While emergency women shelters are essential in our communities, it’s important to note that not all women experiencing abuse will go to a shelter.
That’s just one of the reasons why helplines are so vital and why the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is marking its 25th anniversary with a contribution to these essential services.
See below for a list of provincial and territorial helplines for women experiencing intimate partner violence. If you are a friend or family member of someone you think may be experiencing abuse, you are welcome to reach out to a helpline as well to learn more about how best to support your loved one.
British Columbia: VictimLink BC 1-800-563-0808
Alberta: FearIsNotLove Family Violence Helpline 403-234-7233 (Calgary); WIN House Helpline 780-479-0058 (Edmonton)
Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Interval House Crisis Line 1-888-338-0880
Manitoba: Province-wide Family Violence Helpline 1-877-977-0007
Ontario: Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511
Quebec: SOS violence conjugale 1-800-363-9010
New Brunswick: Crossroads for Women Crisis Line 1-844-853-0811 (Moncton); Women in Transition House Crisis Line 506-459-2300 (Fredericton)
Nova Scotia: Provincial Domestic Violence Line 1-855-225-0220
Prince Edward Island: PEI Family Violence Prevention Services 1-800-240-9894
Newfoundland and Labrador: Domestic Violence Help Line 1-888-709-7090
Yukon: VictimLink BC 1-800-563-0808
North West Territories: YWCA 1-800-240-9894 (867-873-8257 in Yellowknife)
To join Royal LePage professionals in helping make home a safe place for everyone, please visit rlp.ca/donate.