Sexual Harassment Resources
Resources for ACTRA Toronto Members
To Report Harassment:
24/7 EMERGENCY REPORTING:
- HAVEN HELPLINE (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) :
- Telephone: 1-855-201-7823
ONLINE HARASSMENT COMPLAINT FORM
- Online Harassment Report Form
- What can you expect when you call us to report harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence?
Need counselling or other health services, including crisis support? The Members and Family Assistance Program (MFAP Support) is available to members who have Bronze, Silver or Gold level benefits through AFBS. Call 1-844-880-9142. Identify yourself as having access to the MFAP through AFBS. You will need to provide your ACTRA membership number and date of birth.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
A free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to individuals (including men) living in Ontario – anonymous and confidential. Services available in up to 200 languages.
*Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape
Operates a free, 24 hour, 7 days a week crisis phone line to assist anyone who has been sexually assaulted or abused, survivors of incest, childhood sexual assault; and family and friends of those who have experienced sexual violence. LGBTQ and trans-friendly services. Additional in-person services include access to peer support groups, court support, advocacy and accompaniment.
Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Program
A 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services.
Independent Legal Advice
Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Pilot Program
The pilot program provides eligible survivors living in the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, or the District of Thunder Bay with up to four hours of free, legal advice from one or more lawyers on the referral list by phone, or in person.
Barbra Schlifer Clinic
Legal clinic for women and people with non-binary gender identity living in Toronto providing legal information and representation on issues related to sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Counselling services also available.
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Legal services to individuals in Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to the Human Rights Code. Services available in 140 languages. Access services by calling phone line. HRLSC also operates “SHARE”. The Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Exchange (SHARE) is a service that supports workers who have experienced sexual harassment or assault at work. They provide free, confidential legal information to workers about all their available options.
Telephone lines open:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Phones are busiest on Thursdays between 2 pm to 4 pm
Resources for Men
Family Services Toronto
Counselling services for male survivors of sexual abuse (historical sexual abuse and victims of recent sexual assault). Family of male survivor may also be eligible for services.
White Ribbon Campaign
Organization for men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Provides workshops and education campaigns.
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Information and services to men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and their loved ones. Resources include a 24/7 online support line offering 1-on-1 chat with a trained advocate, free and confidential online peer support groups, and online information.