Abuse can be: emotional like name calling, financial like withholding money, physical like hitting, sexual like unwanted touching or rape, psychological like stalking or even bullying.

Everyone deserves to feel safe. Many people think that they should not get involved, or are not sure what to do but if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, tell someone or call police. We're #HereToHelp. Remember, you can always ask to speak to someone discretely if you want to report something of a sensitive, personal nature. 

If in immediate danger, always call 911.

Find Help:

The following are common signs and symptoms of various forms of abuse:


Other Police Resources:

Ottawa Police Youth Section: 613-236-1222 ext 5355

Ottawa Police Partner Assault Unit: 613-236-1222 ext 5407

Ottawa Police Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit: 613-236-1222 ext 5944

Ottawa Police Elder Abuse Section: 613-236-1222 ext 5945

Sexual Assault Survivor Guide

Legal Rights Handbook

Sexual Assault Resources