As we are not equipped to take disclosures or provide support services to those impacted by sexual violence, we have compiled a non-exhaustive list of resources across so-called “Canada”. For more information please visit our Terms of Service.
We encourage you to refer to Ending Violence Association of BC’s comprehensive list of resources available via their Services Directory which allows you to search for services based on your postal code.
BC 211 is a free and confidential service that connects people to helpful and vital resources in their community. Available in 240 languages and dialects.
- Call/text 24/7: 2-1-1
- Call 24/7 from anywhere in BC: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
- Online Chat is available from 12 PM to 1 AM in BC and Yukon Only through the website.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line is available 24/7 for Access the following services through the VI Crisis Line: general crisis support, suicide prevention, access to SART, and access to Integrated Mobile Crisis Response Team (Emergency Mental Health).
- Call 24/7: 1-888-494-3888
Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) Crisis Line workers are available to provide emotional support, resources in the community, to assess women in their coping strategies, to highlight their strengths and to help create a safety plan for women who are dealing with violence and/or the effects of abuse.
- Call 24/7: 1-855-687-1868
- Text 24/7: 604-652-186
Haven Society (Nanaimo/Parksville/Qualicum) provides and maintains shelter for women of all ages, who have been physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused and for their children. Haven also offers programs and services including information, counselling, crisis support and advocacy services.
- Call 24/7: 1-888-756-0616
Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre (formerly Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)) offers anti-oppressive, decolonizing, intersectional feminist support to survivors of sexualized violence.
- Call 24/7: 1-877-392-7583 national toll-free (Crisis and Information Line)
- Call 24/7: 250-385-6611
- Call 24/7 across Canada: 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online chat service by clicking the link above.
- Call 24/7 across Canada: 1-877-330-6366
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