Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is an independent agency of the Ministry of the Attorney General.  The role of the Board is to award financial compensation to victims of violent crimes committed in the Province of Ontario.

Phone: 1-800-372-7463


Fem’aide est un ligne de soutien confidentiel et gratuit pour femmes touchees par la violence.  Accessible 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine.

Phone: 1-877-336-2433

Phone (ATS): 1-866-860-7082

Kids Help Phone

Every day the Kids Help Phone counsellors answer calls and online questions from children and youth across Canada.  No matter what the problem or concern, their counsellors are there to provide immediate and caring support, information, and referrals to the kids who reach out to them.

Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Ontario SPCA – Family Violence Assistance Program

The Ontario SPCA’s Family Violence Assistance Program works with participating Ontario women’s shelters to provide safe emergency shelter on an interim basis to the companion animals of families entering women’s shelters.  Note that animal welfare concerns should be directed to your closest Ontario SPCA community.  (The Lanark County affiliate of the SPCA is the Lanark Animal Welfare Society – see above.)

Phone (General Inquiries): 1-888-668-7722


Service Ontario E-laws

The Service Ontario E-laws provide access to official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulations.

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for Ontario women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.  The helpline provides crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, guidance around options, and appropriate referrals.

Phone (24hr Crisis Line): 1-866-863-0511

Phone (Administration): 1-888-364-1210

TTY (24hr Crisis Line): 1-866-863-7868

The Farm Line

The Farm Line provides a toll free, confidential, anonymous, bilingual helpline that offers emotional support and referral services to farmers and rural families in Ontario.  The Farm Line provides access to peer support on agricultural subjects, addressing issues and situations, ranging from financial to legal to personal, family, and mental health.

Phone: 1-888-451-2903

The Men’s Project

The Men’s Project is committed to assisting and supporting the development of provincial services for male victims of childhood sexual abuse and recent sexual assault.  Crisis and support services are available province-wide by calling the number below Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Phone: 1-877-677-6532

Victim Notification Service, National Parole Board

The National Parole Board will provide information to victims and their families on federal offenders sentenced for two years or more.

Phone: 1-800-518-8817

Victim Support Line

The Victim Support Line (VSL) is a province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information line providing a range of services to victims of crime.  The VSL offers: personal information and referral to support services in your community; pre-recorded information about the criminal justice system; and access to information about provincially sentenced offenders.  You can also register for automated notifications when an offender’s status changes.

Phone: 1-888-579-2888