Referrals - Women - Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Referrals - Women's Issues

Our clinic helps abused women with claims for Criminal Injuries Compensation.  Visit our Criminal Injuries page for details, as well as other links for victims of crime.  See our Family Law links page for more links to information on family law.  Below are links to resources of interest to women.


Click here for resources if you are experiencing Domestic Violence.


Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)


Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) - a coalition of organisations working together to increase women's knowledge of their rights under Canadian and Ontario family law.  There website has legal information on a variety of family law topics in 14 languages, including ASL and Braille.


For more information please contact:


    Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)
    c/o METRAC
    158 Spadina Road, Toronto,  ON  M5R 2T8

    Tel: 416-392-9138  •   Fax: 416-392-3136  •  Email


Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children


The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children promotes the development of community-centered action research on violence against women and children.


The Centre's role is to facilitate the cooperation of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent abuse.


See their page on Community Resources for more links and resources for women and children.


Disabled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN)


DAWN Ontario - Disabled Women's Network Ontario is a progressive, volunteer-driven, feminist organization promoting social justice, human rights and the advancement of equality rights through education, research, advocacy, coalition-building, resource development and information technology. 


National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)


The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is a not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.  See their publication, A woman's guide to money, relationships and the law in Ontario


Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN)


The Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) is an online legal resource for women's organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children. 

Other Resources

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) - their Criminal page has the pamphlet, "Do You Know a Woman who is Being Abused?" - pamphlets on family law and abuse and family violence are also available online (including a Safety Plan).

Fresh Start - YWCA Canada - A turning point for women

Luke's Place - Family law support and guidance on how to stay safer for abused women and their children

Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)

Ministry of the Attorney General - FAQ's on family law


Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District - 24 hour crisis line  613-967-6000 - free counselling


Sexual Assault Centre Kingston - 24 hour crisis line 613-544-5424 - free counselling


Springtide Resources - ending violence against women


Talk4Healing - free, 24/7, culturally safe help line for Aboriginal women in northern Ontario


Victim Quick Response Program (Victim Services) – Provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime. They must have reported the crime to the police. This program covers emergency expenses, i.e. crime scene clean-up; short-term immediate counselling, locks changed, cell phones, and emergency home repairs.

Victim Services Belleville – 1-866-680-9972
Victim Services Napanee – 1-877-354-4151
Victim Services Quinte West – 613-392-3561


Walking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare System - York University's website.