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Seniors Safety Line (SSL)
The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across Ontario that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling for older adults who are being abused or at-risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services.
Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Assaulted Women's Helpline (AWHL)
AWHL is a anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. AWHL provides crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Assaulted Woman's Helpline: 1-866-863-0511 TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Talk 4 Healing
Talk 4 Healing is a free and culturally safe telephone help line for Aboriginal women living in Northern Ontario.
Fem'aide is a provincial crisis line confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress, providing crisis intervention, support and referrals to community agencies.
Fem'aide: 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE) TTY: 1-866-860-7082
Elder Abuse Ontario
Elder Abuse Ontario (formerly known as ONPEA, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse and has been doing so since 2002.
Education materials including a financial literacty toolkit
There are a number of ways someone can track your online activity as an element of cyber stalking You can increase your privacy by deleting your browser history (this can never be completely erased unfortunately) and enabling "private browsing"
Learn more about hiding your tracks online.
Learn more about increasing your safety when using technology here,
Learn more about keeping your financial information safe online here.
Tools & Resources
Find your local Violence Against Women Service
For information about shelters, abuse counselling, transitional services and more.
Find your local Sexual Assault Centre
For information about support, sexual assault counselling and more.
Directory of Programs and Services for older adults in Ontario
Learn more about Active Living
Resources for older LGBTQ adults at the 519 in Toronto
Invisibility of Older Women Awareness Campaign Poster (general public):