After the Montreal Massacre on December 6, 1989, the Canadian government made a commitment to deal with public policy, education, legislation and applied research on violence against women and children. One of the initiatives was the development of 5 sister centre across Canada (New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia) that would be centres of excellence on research and education on violence against women and more broadly gender-based violence. The Alliance represents the partnership among these centres and collaborative research & education initiatives. For more information about each centre, link onto their logos below.

The Alliance does not provide direct counseling services.

If you live in Ontario and require shelter and/or counseling services,
please contact the Assaulted Women’s Helpline:

For other provinces, please call your local shelter.
If you are in danger please call 911.

Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
TTY Toll Free: 1-866-863-7868
GTA: (416) 863-0511
GTA TTY: (416) 364-8762 From your Bell, Rogers, Fido, Telus phone: #SAFE (#7233)