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Other Helpful Resources

We recognize that workplace sexual harassment can be challenging to process on your own. Below you will find a list of resources and support services which may help you find the support you need.

HELPLINES

The Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line – For Students: 1-902-425-1066
The phone line offers non-judgemental, active listening and support to anyone who has experienced or been impacted by sexualized violence, including sexual harassment. The phone line is operated by Dalhousie Student Union and staffed by volunteers. Calls are taken from 12pm - 12am, 7 days a week.

All Genders Helpline: Call 211
to obtain support for your well-being, the safety of others, or those who may be experiencing a crisis.

Women’s Helpline: Call 211
to obtain support for your well-being, the safety of others, or those who may be experiencing a crisis.

Men's Support Helpline: Call 211
to obtain support for your well-being, the safety of others, or those who may be experiencing a crisis.

Health Information and Services: Call 811
to obtain support for your well-being, the safety of others, or those who may be experiencing a crisis.

Referrals to more than 3000 NS community and social services: Call 211
to obtain support for your well-being, the safety of others, or those who may be experiencing a crisis.

NS Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line: Call 1-888-429-8167
to obtain support in crisis around substance use, addictions, and mental health, available 24/7

Good2Talk – For Students: Call 1-833-292-3698 or Text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
to obtain confidential crisis support 24/7 over the phone or over text messaging

SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE - ORGANIZATIONS

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre - downloadable resources here
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Human Rights Nova Scotia – Safe Spaces Make Great Workplaces
IncestAware
Legal Information Society Nova Scotia – SafeAtWork

SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER (SANE) INFORMATION

SANE care can be provided in the following ways:

  • Calling 811 – they will connect you to the closest SANE service
  • At an emergency department
  • Calling local police or the RCMP
  • Through your primary healthcare provider

WOMEN’S CENTRESAND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Women's Centres across Nova Scotia. Women's Centres exist to help women navigate common harmful experiences. Depending on staffing, women's centres are able to provide support services, counselling, advocacy, and referrals to other existing services. See below for contact info for the Women's Centres in various communities across Nova Scotia.

Halifax:
Adsum House
Tel: 902-423-4443
www.adsumforwomen.org
[email protected]

South House Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (Dalhousie)
https://southhousehalifax.org

Saint Mary’s University Women’s Centre
https://www.facebook.com/SMU.WomensCentre

YWCA Halifax
Tel: 902-423-6162
https://www.ywcahalifax.com

Dartmouth:
Alice House
Tel: 902-466-8459
https://alicehouse.ca
[email protected]

Antigonish:
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Service Association
Tel: (902) 863-6221
Text support: (902) 318-2211
awrcsasa.ca
[email protected]

Truro:
The Lotus Centre: A Resource for Women Society
Tel: (902) 895-4295
www.thelotuscentre.net
[email protected]

Sydney:
Every Woman’s Centre
Tel: (902) 567-1212
[email protected]

Port Hawkesbury:
Strait Area Women’s Place
Tel: (902) 625-1614
[email protected]

Sheet Harbour:
LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre
Tel: (902) 885-2668
www.leaplace.com
[email protected]

Pictou:
Pictou County Women’s Resource & Sexual Assault Centre
Tel: (902) 755-4647
Text support: (902) 921-4647
www.womenscentre.ca
[email protected]

Lunenburg:
Second Story Women’s Centre
Tel: (902) 640-3044
www.SecondStory.ca
[email protected]

Annapolis County:
The Women’s Place Resource Centre
Tel: (902) 532-1898
[email protected]

Yarmouth area:
Tri-County Women’s Centre
Toll Free: 1-877-742-0085
www.tricountywomenscentre.org
[email protected]

Provincial Organizations:
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
https://women.novascotia.ca

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
https://www.thans.ca

Women’s Centres Connect
https://womenconnect.ca

National Organizations:
Canadian Women’s Foundation
www.canadianwomen.org

Women and Gender Equality (previously Status of Women Canada)
https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en.html

EQUALITY-SEEKING ORGANIZATIONS

Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia
Immigrant Settlement & Integration Service
Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre
Stepping Stone

MENTAL HEALTH

NS Health Authority Mental Health Programming: http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/mental-health-program
Learn more about programs, supports, and services in your area.

Laing House: https://www.lainghouse.org
Laing House is a non-profit that is dedicated to empowering young people living with mental illness by providing well-rounded support in young people’s wellness plans, which leads to better outcomes. They offer quality, non-clinical, people-centered mental health support for youth ages 16 - 29.  

Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Darmouth: https://www.cmhahalifaxdartmouth.ca
Get information about mental health and existing supports.

Break the Silencehttps://www.breakthesilencens.ca/.
A website with resources and information for survivors of sexual violence.

Therapy Assistance Online: https://taoconnect.org/what_is_tao/ns/ 
This is a free library of engaging interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in your life.

Mindwell: https://app.mindwellu.com/novascotia
This is a free service focused on working professionals which teaches mindfulness-based skills to help people become more focused and less stressed.

Breaking Free: https://wellness.breakingfreeonline.ca/ 
This free resource is an online relapse prevention programs to help people learn mindfulness-based skills to help people with substance abuse challenges stay on their recovery journey.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Hospice Halifax: https://hospicehalifax.ca/programming/
Hospice Halifax offers regular one-on-one counseling, support groups, and programs for bereaved people looking for a safe, supportive environment to explore their feelings of loss. Their programs are free-of-charge and open to residents of Nova Scotia over the age of 18.

SEXUAL HEALTH

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
Halifax Sexual Health Centre
Healing Our Nation
Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS

2SLGBTQIA+ SUPPORT

Egale Canada
Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project
Nova Scotia Rainbow Refugee Association
Trans Student Educational Resources
Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit
Pride Health
The Youth Project

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CONTACTS

Dalhousie Legal Aid
Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
Family Law Nova Scotia
Halifax Regional Police Online Reporting
Halifax Regional Police Victim Services
Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Nova Scotia Legal Aid
Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Office
Nova Scotia Victim Services
Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

VICTIM SERVICES

Dartmouth, Halifax, and Halifax Country
Tel: 902-424-3307

Kentville, Bridgewater and Yarmouth
Tel: 902-679-6201

Pictou, East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Antigonish Counties 
Tel: 902-485-3580

Sydney, Port Hawkesbury
Tel: 902-563-3655

Head Office in Halifax
Tel: 902-424-3309

We at Legal Information Society NS thank Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Break the Silence NS, Victim Services NS and NS Health Authority for their resource lists, which supported the creation of this one.