Families are struggling to pay rent, the mortgage, monthly bills, put food on the table, and get the medications they need. They’ve got no choice but to turn to their credit cards to pay for basic needs.
The Bank of Canada has just reduced its lending rate to the big banks to a historically low level. The government and Canadians expected this to lead to debt relief for average people.
Yet the banks and credit card companies refuse to pass these savings onto Canadian families.
Some provinces and territories have announced support for workers who need to quarantine or self-isolate. For the latest on your province or territory, please see the links below:
You will find a list of phone numbers, email addresses and web sites below where there is support and advice for anyone that needs it.
If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger call 911.
|Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)||Women in Canada and COVID-19|
|Alberta||Family Violence Info Line – Toll-free, 24/7||780-310-1818 (Multilingual)|
|Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters||1-866-331-3933||www.acws.ca/|
|British Columbia||VictimLink BC – 24/7 help line providing crisis support in 130 languages||1-800-563-0808
|Manitoba||Province-wide Family Violence Helpline – toll-free, 24/7||1-877-977-0007
|New Brunswick||New Brunswick Directory of Services for Victims of Abuse||506-453-5369||www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca/
|Newfoundland & Labrador||Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labradoremail@example.com|
|Nova Scotia||Transition House Association of Nova Scotiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Resource Centre||nsdomesticviolence.ca|
|National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence||Web: NACAFV
|Northwest Territories||NWT Family Violence Shelters 24 hour Crisis Line – toll free (no TTY compatibility)||1-866-223-7775
(867) 873-8257 in Yellowknife
|Ontario||Assaulted Women's Helpline – 24/7, province-wide in more than 100 different languages including 17 Aboriginal languages||1-866-863-0511
Rogers, Fido, Bell and Telus - Text : #SAFE (#7233)
|Fem'aide: toll-free, province-wide, safety planning and referrals||1-877-336-2433
|Ontario Native Women's Association - Talk4Healing||1-855-554-HEAL (4325)|
|Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses||www.oaith.ca|
|PEI||PEI Family Violence Prevention Services||1-800-240-9894||www.fvps.ca|
|Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada||pauktuutit.ca/|
|Quebec||SOS violence conjugale – Province-wide toll free crisis line, 24/7, toll-free||1-800-363-9010 (TTY compatible)|
|Fédération des maisons d'hébergement pour femmes (FMHF)||fede.qc.ca|
|Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale||www.maisons-femmes.qc.ca|
|Saskatchewan||24 Hour Crisis and Abuse Line||1-800-214-7083|
|Abused Women's Crisis Line||1-888-338-0880|
|Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS)||pathssk.org|
|Yukon||Victim Link BC 24/7 help line providing crisis support in 130 languages (also covers Yukon)||1-800-563-0808
We are sharing the best available information we can find and updating it whenever possible, and without delay. Thus, while we are disseminating this information, please be aware that not everything we’re sharing here has been thoroughly vetted by the union, nor does it necessarily represent CUPW’s beliefs or positions.