Support in the community for survivors of sexual assault


Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape
Offers legal support, referrals, a 24-hour crisis line, support groups and in-person counseling for victims of sexual assault.
24 hour crisis line at 416-597-8808 or
Main: 416-597-1171

Two-Spirited People of the First Nations
Counseling, information, and support for LGBTQ individuals of the First Nations community.

519 Anti-Violence Program
Service for people experiencing relationship abuse, or violence based on sexual identity or orientation.

Sherbourne Health Centre
Serving LGBTQ people, homeless and under-housed individuals, and newcomers to Canada.

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 
Addressing mental health concerns in the East and Southeast Asian communities of the GTA.

Non-urgent medical support

Planned Parenthood
Serving people ages 13 to 29 years old; services include emergency contraception; anonymous HIV and STI testing/treatment; help finding housing, legal aid and mental health services. Services provided with or without health card.

The Hassle Free Clinic 
Provides free medical and counselling services in many areas of sexual health, including women/trans and man/trans clinics. Counselling support available through the women’s clinic.

Immigrant Women’s Health Centre
Providing clinical and counselling services free of charge, regardless of health card, to immigrant women, refugee women and women of colour.


Eva’s Place 
40-bed emergency shelter for homeless youth aged 16-24 providing supports youth need to return home or to transition to housing in the community.
Call in advance (24 hrs): 416-441-1414
360 Lesmill Road, Toronto, ON

City of Toronto Housing & Homelessness Services
To access emergency shelter, call 311 or central intake at 416-338-4766
Toll-free: 1-877-338-3398
Helps women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. Quickly identify a shelter in a specific geographic area.

Helplines and mental health services

Assaulted Women’s Help Line
Provides an anonymous emergency help line for women that have been assaulted, available 24/7.
416-863-0511 or 1-866-863-0511 (toll-free in Ontario)

24/7 free, professional and anonymous counselling and support for post-secondary students in Ontario.

Mental Health Helpline
Free mental health services in Ontario.

Gerstein Crisis Centre
24-hour community-based mental health crisis service.

LGBT Youth Line
A toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Website supports online chat.
1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275

Talk4Healing: A Helpline for Aboriginal Women 
Supports aboriginal women and their families who are living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, throughout northern Ontario.
Toll-free: 1-855-554-4325


Emergency info

If you are on campus and you — or anyone else — is at immediate risk of harm:

Contact 911 and OCAD U Safety & Security
at 416-977-6000, Ext. 511
or pick up any red phone to be immediately connected

Student Wellness Centre
416-977-6000, Ext. 260
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you safe?

If the perpetrator is at risk of harming you or others, contact 911 immediately and get to somewhere safe.

If you do not feel safe in your home, arrange to stay with friends or contact emergency housing services.

If you are having suicidal thoughts and/or think you may harm yourself or someone else, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

If you are having trouble discerning how you feel or what you need, contact OCAD U’s Student Wellness Centre, or any of the helplines or mental health services available in the community.

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