Supports and resources

If you have witnessed or experienced harassment and violence at work we recommend you talk to someone you trust at your union about your experiences, such as a union steward or representative, as they can offer advice and guidance. You are welcome to bring a friend or support person with you when you have this conversation.

The following services can also offer support and resources for workers who have experienced harassment and violence.

General Community Resources

Call 211 in all provinces and Territories to find support and services near you. 

Canada Suicide Prevention Helpline offers support if you or someone you know is in immediate crisis. You can call or text 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) 

1-866-277-3553 in Québec (24/7),  text to 45645 (4 p.m. – Midnight ET). 

You can report unsafe working conditions or employer reprisals by calling the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008. We recommend you speak with your union representative before making the call to get support and advice throughout the process.

Violence and Sexual Violence Support is an online resource to help women and their children seek safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map is a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support.

Hope for Wellness: 1-855-242-3310. Counselling and crisis intervention for Indigenous peoples in Canada available via phone or chat).

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366. Peer support phone service run by and for members of the trans community.

Nisa Helpline: 1-888-315-NISA (6472). Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, peer-to-peer counselling helpline available to Muslim women of all ages.

Province/Territory Specific Violence and Sexual Violence Resources


Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence: 1-866-403-8000. Text and chat available online.

British Columbia

WorkSafeBC Prevention Information Line: 604-276-3100 (in the Lower Mainland) or 1-888-621-7233 (in the rest of BC). 

VictimLink BC: 1-800-563-0808


Ending Violence Across Manitoba: 1-844-663-3826

New Brunswick

Sexual Violence New Brunswick: 506-454-0437 (5 p.m. to 8 a.m. 7 days a week)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre: 1-800-726-2743  (24-hour crisis line)

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services 

Nova Scotia

Mi’kmaq Crisis Line: 1-855-379-2099 (available to First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, 24-hours a day, in their own language) 

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Halifax after an immediate sexual assault (within 5 days or 120 hours) call: 902-425-0122


Kamatsiaqtut Help Line: 1- 800-265-3333 (24 hours a day) 


The Assaulted Women’s Helpline 

Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511 TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Pour les services en français, veuillez appeler FEM’AIDE:

1-877-336-2433 (sans frais)

1-866-860-7082 (ATS)

Talk4Healing – Hotline for Indigenous women 1-855-554 -325

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre: 902 368 8055


Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-888-933-9007


Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS): 306-757-1941


Sexualized Assault Response Team: 1-844-967-7275

Read More:

Harassment and violence at work resource centre

For years, workers and advocates have been drawing attention to the ongoing and widespread issue of harassment and violence at work. However, a shortage of Canadian-specific data made it difficult…
Read More
Click to open the link

Getting the word out

The new survey data gives us a clearer picture of workers’ experiences with harassment and violence in Canada. Now we are focused on getting the word out there and sharing…
Read More
Click to open the link