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Assault and criminal harassment


Includes sexual assault (rape) and stalking.

What the clients mat say:
  • "My ex-partner keeps calling me and showing up at my classes, even though I told him/her to stop."
  • "My ex-partner posted photos, rude comments and lies about me on Facebook."

Legal Services

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Offers legal help, counselling and language interpretation to women who have experienced violence.


Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre

Provides legal aid services to eligible persons. Eligibility is based on financial, and legal factors.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Assaulted Women's Help Line

Provides confidential and anonymous telephone crisis counselling, information and support, referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services, safety planning, and culturally appropriate resources for abused women, 24/7.

Fem'Aide [1-877-336-2433]

Offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information & referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24/7.

Steps to Justice