For media interviews, please contact WomanACT's Executive Director, Harmy Mendoza at 416-944-9242 ext 225 or via email.
Become a Member
Is your agency interested in becoming a WomanACT member? To become a member of our general council, visit Our Council page for details.
Looking for opportunities to boost your brand awareness? WomanACT offers multiple touchpoints to reach your audience that align with your goals. Contact Paula Wells at 416-944-9242 ext 230 or via email
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Please Note: The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto does not offer direct client services but works closely with agencies that do. If you are a woman currently in crisis, please refer to the links on our website for assistance.
If you need help now, call:
Assaulted Women's Help Line 416-863-0511
WomanACT does not offer direct services but we work closely with many agencies that do. If you are a woman seeking support, please refer to the links below.
WomanACT's Council Member Organizations can help you with:
I need to talk to someone
Assaulted Women’s Help Line (AWHL): Provides free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week confidential and anonymous crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to women in up to 154 languages.
Toll-Free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Mobile text: #SAFE (#7233)
Gerstein Centre: Crisis intervention in central Toronto for adults with mental health issues.
Call and TTY: 416-929-5200
Toronto Distress Centre: Confidential helpline service available 24 hours a day to persons in emotional distress.
Call: 416-408-4357 (HELP)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape: Centre provides 24 hour crisis intervention and culturally sensitive counselling, support and referrals for survivors of rape, sexual assault and incest. Support for families and friends of survivors.
More mobile crisis services throughout Toronto:
Etobicoke, North York and East York: 416-498-0043
Aboriginal Crisis Management Program: 416-891-8606
Peel Region: 905-278-9036
York Region: 310-COPE (2673) from 905 area only
I need a shelter in Toronto
I want more information
211 Toronto: A 24 hour information line about community, social, health and government services in Toronto. Free, confidential and available in many languages.
If outside of the 416 and 647 area call: 416-397-4636
I am not sure if I am in an abusive relationship
Not sure what kind of services will best fit your needs? Connect with an intake worker. The Barbra Schlifer Clinic has intake workers that can help you determine whether you are looking for counselling, legal services or both. They can also provide you with information about abuse and referrals to other services.
Call: 416-323-9149 x 234. (You may have to leave a message. Please say your name and number clearly and tell them a time when they can call. Please tell them if it is safe to call you back and safe to leave a message.)
i am A WOMAN WITH A DISABILITY AND I NEED HELP
Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT): Offers service and support to women with disabilities, who are in abusive relationships. Open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Canadian Hearing Society Connect Counselling Services: Offers service and support to women in abusive relationships who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Call: 416-928-2512 (voice)
I am a teenager and need help
No one, whether they are a child or an adult, has the right to cause you physical or emotional pain, or behave in any way towards you that makes you feel uncomfortable. Getting the right kind of help can provide you with the support you need to help stop the abuse.
Kids Help Phone: A 24 hour confidential, free and anonymous helpline for kids and teens 20 and under for any issue.
Turning Point Youth Services: Located in Toronto's downtown core, provides a range of mental health, counselling and support services to at-risk and vulnerable youth 12-24, and their families.
Call : 416-925-9250
I am worried that my web searches will be traceable. This could put me in danger. What can I do?
Erase your tracks.
You should always be very cautious when using email and other forms of online communication. Anything you write on a computer will create a lasting record on the computer and on the internet. There is no sure way to delete all this information. If you suspect your activities are being monitored, they probably are.
Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You do not need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone’s computer activities. Anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor your activities even without having direct access to your computer.
There are steps however that you can take to ensure that some of your internet activity and searches cannot be traced.
Select the following link associated with the browser that you use to find out more information about deleting your history. The name of the browser will be in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
For more instructions on how to clear your browser, visit: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cache