Canadian Community Programs



There are many programs across the country that might also be of service to you. Here are a few across the country. 

British Columbia

Free Legal By SHARP – The service can be accessed by calling 604-673-3143, toll free:

1-888-685-6222, or by emailing

TASA (Trauma and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre) provides support to children and youth under 19 who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as support to their non-offending family members. Services are also offered to adult women who have experienced sexual abuse and/or childhood physical abuse. Counselling location: The Caring Place, 250 – 7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond BC. Call 604-874-2938

North Shore Women’s Center

VISAC (Vancouver Incest and Sexual Abuse Centre) – Counselling Program –
401-1638 East Broadway Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1. 604-874-2938

WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women)
24/7 – crisis line. 604 255-6344

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre provides all women who have experienced any form of sexualized violence with support and healing, and engage with youth to develop leadership for prevention of future violence.

Resources regarding Sexual abuse

South Fraser Women’s Services Society – Sources Women’s place – (sources – women’s place) hot lunch, clothing, drop in, laundry, groups

15318 20th Avenue
Surrey, BC V4A 2A2
Tel: (604) 536-9611
Fax: (604) 536-6362
Web Site:

Surrey Women’s Centre Society – Surrey Women’s Centre offers a wide range of crisis, court and counselling services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of family violence. They also run SMART, a 24-hour mobile crisis service.

PO Box 33519, Surrey Place
Surrey, BC V3T 5R5
Tel: (604) 583-1295 (support line)
Web Site:

Ann Davis – Chilliwack

Tri- city transitions society – port coquitlam in the tri-services society (free program) 604 941-7111 victim services program

Canadian victimized abroad – This program may apply for funding by completing the Application Form. The application form may also be obtained by contacting the Victims Fund Manager: By phone at: 1-888-606-5111. By email at:

Embrace Clinic – A part of the Forensic Nursing Service that provides specialized medical care for anyone who has recently experienced violence. Nurse Practitioners offer medical follow up and referrals as well as weekly open-door clinics for women.

Vancouver Rape Relief
Operates a 24-hour rape crisis centre and provides services for victims of rape.

BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
A non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
Options for Sexual Health – Sex Sense Phone Line
1-800- SEX-SENSE
National and International Resources

Mission Women’s Groups – advocating support

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Network of over 3,000 members who practice and support forensic nursing.

Forensic Nurses Society of Canada
The Forensic Nurses’ Society of Canada (FNSC) is a Canadian organization for forensic nurses.

Court Services Online:

Battered Women’s Support Services
(604) 687-1868 or toll free 1 (855) 687-1868

BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre – Hospital Forensic Assessment
(604) 875-2424 or toll-free in BC 1 (888) 300-3088

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society
(604) 872-6723 or toll-free 1 (877) 982-2377

Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre Society
(604) 678-3790

Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services
(604) 436-1025

Women’s Shelters: Call 211
(604) 872-8212

Victim Link BC
1 (800) 563-0808 or TTY (604) 875-0885

WISH Drop in Centre Society
(604) 669-WISH (9474)


Association of Alberta Sexual Assault.

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence – if you have experienced any form of sexual violence and need crisis support or if you need help finding sexual assault support services in Alberta

SACE – Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton.



Call 211 – 24/7 Manitoba phone line



Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Northwest Territories

Yukon Territories


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