Addiction Services (Muskoka and Parry Sound)
Barriers for Women Reporting Abuse and Assault
Recently in the news there has been lots of talk about why women don't report their sexual assault to police. Here's an article listing many of the reasons why not...
Dating Violence Links
Eating Disorders Programs
First Nation Resources (Muskoka and Parry Sound)
Food Banks
Government Links
Help Lines (Toll Free)
Legal Information
Sexual Assault Information
Sexual Health
Violence-Against-Women Resources
Women and Children's Shelters and Transitional Homes (Muskoka and Parry Sound)
Women's Issues


Violence-Against-Women Resources
"If Only ... Nat's Story" (film trailer)

Action Ontarienne Contra La Violence Faite Aux Femmes

Building A Bigger Wave

- Provincial Violence-Against Women Network for "Domestic Violence Coordinating Committees in Ontario"

Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children

Hot Peach Pages

Language Interpreter Services (Ontario Women's Directorate)

Make It Our Business

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

Muskoka Women's Advocacy Group

Neighbours, Friends & Families

Oasis Centre des Femmes

Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses

Partner Assault Response Program

Muskoka: 1-800-245-5036

Parry Sound: 1-866-829-7049

Rainbow Health Ontario (LGBT information, services for trans women)

Springtide Resources



1-866-297-5557 or 645-6117

- offered by Muskoka Victim Services (VCARS)
- provides a wireless phone unit (which is preprogrammed to 911) and comprehensive safety planning, to all victims who are at high risk of personal danger due to domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking (and who are 18 years-of-age and older)

Victim Quick Response Program

Women's Support Network of York Region

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Sexual Assault Information
"Draw the Line" Campaign (Ontario's "Sexual Violence Action Plan")

"Facebook" Link for Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

"Wellness Package" for Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services (March 2010)

Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Provincial Crisis and Support Line


Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

Our Program Sexual Assault Statistics 2014-2015
These statistics represent information from our own client base, which covers counselling programs in both Muskoka and Parry Sound.
Sexual Assault Care Centre (The Scarborough Hospital)

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Addiction Services (Muskoka and Parry Sound)

Addiction Outreach - Bracebridge

Toll-Free: 1-800-668-1856
Local: 645-1311

Addiction Outreach - Parry Sound

Toll-Free: 1-800-668-5192
Local: 746-7113

Alcoholics Anonymous - Bracebridge

Local: 645-2491

Alcoholics Anonymous - Huntsville

Local: 789-8992

Alcoholics Anonymous - Parry Sound

Local: 746-2464

Narcotics Anonymous

Toll Free: 1-877-414-4464

Narcotics Anonymous - Bracebridge

Local: 645-8888

Narcotics Anonymous - Huntsville

Local: 475-3168

Narcotics Anonymous - Parry Sound

Local: 774-9111

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Women's Issues AND Information for Women With Disabilities
Canadian Women's Health Network

Community Living Ontario

Disabled Women's Network (Ontario)

Income Security Advocacy Centre

Native Women's Association of Canada

Ontario Association of Women's Centres

Ontario Native Women's Association

Women's Own Resource Centre (South River)

YWCA Muskoka

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Women and Children's Shelters and Transitional Homes (Muskoka and Parry Sound)
Chrysalis (Huntsville)

1-866-789-8488 or (705) 789-8488

Esprit Place Family Resource Centre (Parry Sound)

1-800-461-1707 or (705) 746-4800

Green Haven Shelter for Women (Orillia)

1-888-285-6958 or (705) 327-7319

La Maison Rosewood Shelter (Midland)

1-800-461-1750 or (705) 526-4211

Muskoka Interval House (Bracebridge)

1-800-461-1740 or (705) 645-4461

Nipissing Transition House (North Bay)

(705) 476-2429

Ojibway Family Resource Centre (North Bay)

1-800-387-2465 or (705) 472-3321

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Help Lines (Toll-Free)
Assaulted Women's Help Line

* 24/7 crisis counselling, emotional support, information, and referrals to women in 154 languages


Centre Passerelle Pour Femmes du Nord de l’Ontario

(Gateway Centre for Women in Northern Ontario)

(705) 264-8452 or 1-877-858-8452

Colibri Centre des Femmes Francophones Comte de Simcoe

(Colibri Centre for Women in Simcoe County)

(705) 797-2060

Drug and Alcohol Helpline



* 24/7 crisis line for French-speaking women across the province of Ontario


Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Line


Mental Health Helpline


Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline


Talk4Healing - Help Line for Aboriginal Women

1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

Victim Support Line

* for all victims of crime


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Sexual Health
Sexual Health Programs

Toll-Free Telephone Number: 1-800-563-2808

Local Telephone Numbers:

Bracebridge (645-1773)

Burk's Falls (382-2018)

Gravenhurst (684-9090)

Huntsville (789-8813)

Parry Sound (746-6091)

Sexuality and You

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Eating Disorders Programs
Bellwood Health Services (Toronto)

1-800-387-6198 or (416) 495-0926

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)

1-800-463-6273 or (416) 595-6111

Eating Disorders Association of Canada

Health Sciences North - Eating Disorders Program (Sudbury)

1-866-469-0822 or (705) 523-4988

Homewood Health Centre (Guelph)

1-866-839-2594 or (519) 824-1010

Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

(416) 813-7195

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

New Realities Eating Disorders Recovery Centre (Toronto)

(416) 921-9670

Sheena's Place - Toronto

(416) 927-8900

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Legal Information
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic


Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Community Legal Education Ontario

Criminal Code of Canada

Family Law Education for Women

Lake Country Community Legal Clinic (Bracebridge)

1-800-263-4819 or (705) 645-6607

Law Society Referral Service

Legal Aid Ontario

Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Women's Justice Network

Violetnet: the Law and Abused Women

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

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Government Links
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (Ministry of Community and Social Services)

Canadian Women's Foundation

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Guide to Government of Ontario Programs and Services for People With Disabilities

Ombudsman Ontario

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Women's Directorate

Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services (VCARS)

Bracebridge (Muskoka Victim Services):

Toll-Free: 1-877-229-2217
Local: 645-5444

Burk's Falls:

Call Collect: 938-1476 or 773-2970

Parry Sound

Call Collect: 938-1476 or 773-2970

Victim/Witness Assistance Program (V/WAP)



Parry Sound:

1-866-482-9543 or 746-7714

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Food Banks
Burk's Falls Food Bank (Burk's Falls): 705 382-3698

Good Happenings (South River): 705 386-2615

Harvest Share Food Bank (Parry Sound): 705 774-9111

Manna Food Bank (Bracebridge): 705 646-0114

Powassan District Food Bank (Powassan): 705 724-1769

Salvation Army (Parry Sound): 705 746-5391
Table Soup Kitchen Food Bank Huntsville 705 783-5827
Travelling Harvest (South River): 705 386-2558

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First Nation Resources (Parry Sound and Muskoka)

Anishinabek Police Services

Shawanaga Detachment: 366-2534

Wasauksing Detachment: 746-2213

Dokis First Nation Health Centre (Monetville): 763-2112

Henvey Inlet First Nation Health Centre (Pickerel)

Local: 857-1221

Toll Free: 1-866-252-3330

Magnetawan First Nation Health Centre (Britt): 383-0184

Moose Deer Point First Nation (MacTier): 375-5209

Native Friendship Centre (Parry Sound): 746-5970

Shawanaga First Nation Healing Centre (Nobel): 366-2378

Wahta Mohawks (Bala)

Local: 762-2354

Toll Free: 1-877-678-6754

Wasauksing First Nation Health Centre (Parry Sound): 746-8022

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Computer Safety for Kids

Girls Inc.

I Am A Girl

Kids Help Phone

Need Help Now

- information on self/peer exploitation (i.e., "sexting") (internet safety for teens)

Teen Angels (online safety)

The Miss G Project for Equity in Education

Wired Safety

You Deserve to Be Safe: A Guide for Girls With Disabilities

Youth Space

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Dating Violence Links
"Not Your Baby" App for iPhone

About Date Rape

Love Is Not Abuse

Love: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Warning Signs of Teen Violence

Youth Dating Violence

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Call the Women's Sexual Assault Help Line for confidential support:
"Child sexual abuse" is any act of a sexual nature committed against an individual under the age of sixteen. The "Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect" has identified seven specific forms of sexual abuse: sexual activity completed; sexual activity attempted;
touching/fondling of the genitals; adult exposure of genitals to a child; sexual exploitation (i.e., involvement in prostitution or pornography); sexual harassment; and, voyeurism. (National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, 2006)

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