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
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
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.
Settlement.org 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 www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?k=FAM_ABUSE&faq_id=4001341
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.