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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.