- Contact your assigned national staff representative for information about CUPE education and training, and legal and human rights resources.
- Check out CUPE’s online violence prevention resources:
- Rape crisis centres, shelters, distress centres – check your area to see what rape crisis centres, shelters and distress lines are available. These services can provide survivor-centred, non-judgemental expert support to your members. Staff and volunteers at these places are trained to address a range of intersecting forms of violence.
- 211 – is a service that connects those living across Canada with information about a range of social services and includes a helpline (2-1-1) and website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages.
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline, 1-866-863-0511 — A 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women.
- Fem’aide, 1-877-336-2433 – Crisis line for French speaking women.
- Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a specialized clinic for women fleeing violence. The clinic provides legal help in family, immigration, criminal and sexual assault law including multi-lingual interpretation and translation services in over 200 languages.
- Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres – provides a list of anti-violence centres across Canada.
- Women’s Shelters Canada – provides a national voice in the issue of violence against women and manages sheltersafe.ca, an online resource with a clickable map to assist women and their children who are fleeing violence.
- Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), 1-888-824-5323 – intervenes in legal cases that have an effect on equality rights in Canada and provides education and other resources on equality issues, including issues faced in the workplace.
- Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, 1-866-481-8429 – Information about victims’ rights under federal law and available services.
- White Ribbon Campaign – campaigns to build a movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
- Trans Lifeline, 1-877-330-6366 – trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
- LGBT Youthline, 1-800-268-9688 – offers a toll-free peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.
- Canadian Aids Society – provides a list of key transgender support resources.
- Check your area to see what services are available for Indigenous peoples who have experienced violence, which may include Friendship Centres, Indigenous Health Centres, Indigenous-based shelters and Indigenous specific crisis lines
- Talk4Healing is a talk, chat and text service available to Indigenous women living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve.
- Native Women’s Association of Canada toolkit “You are Not Alone”
- Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres toolkit “Taking Care of Each Other’s Spirit”
- National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence – lists Indigenous women’s shelters across Canada.
- Native Youth Sexual Health Network – is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.