Community resources

In case of urgent matters such as any danger to yourself or your family members, please call the police.
Consult the section "Important Numbers" at right.

Other resources in Montreal

Legal Aid: Centre communautaire juridique de Montréal (514) 849-9488

Suicide-Action - 24-hour service: (514) 723-4000 

Youth protection (English) 
Tel.: (514) 935-6196


Violence against women

FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children – Research that focuses specifically on violence against women and children, and encourages collaborative partnerships between communities and academics who are working to end this violence.
See specifically "Intersecting Inequalities: Immigrant Women of Colour, Violence & Health Care" - Yasim Jiwani, 2001

Family violence

Project Bluesky – A website on domestic violence with information available in four languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese and English.
Hot Peach Pages: World Wide Listing of Agencies against Domestic Violence and information on abuse in over 80 languages

Violence and immigrant women

RoseNet – Information on Canadian laws and abused immigrant women. Information available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Spanish, Punjabi and Vietnamese. offers two sections of their website specifically devoted to the issue of immigrant women and domestic violence including legal definitions and information on community services:

2. Information about domestic abuse and immigrants

Domestic workers

Intercede for the Rights of Domestic Workers, Caregivers, and Newcomers – A non-profit community-based organization whose mandate is to support the integration, promote the rights and provide service needs of domestic workers, caregivers, temporary or migrant workers, their families and other newcomers.
Toll Free: 1-800-483-4554
Greater Toronto Area: 416-483-4554

No One Is Illegal Toronto – A group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect.