Multilingual telephone referral lines
Two telephone lines were developed as part of the Shield of Athena’s campaign on sexual violence “Do you have a secret?" The lines provide information in many languages regarding the resources for victims of sexual violence.
We hope that this service will provide members of ethnic communities who have encountered cultural and linguistic barriers, equal access to information and services. It facilitates the transmission of vital information to members of ethnic communities and particularly to victims of sexual violence. Raising awareness about existing services will empower victims to share their secret and seek help and encourage communities to support them.
To learn about the resources available for victims of sexual violence in Montreal, please call: 514-270-2900. Information is available in the following 12 languages: Arab, Armenian, Bengali, Creole, Spanish, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian and Vietnamese.
To learn about the resources available for victims of sexual violence in Laval, please call: 450-688-2117.
Information is available in the following 13 languages: Arab, Armenian, Creole, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese.