You can visit us in person at the Strait Area Women's Place for support navigating any situation you are facing, or call our 24/hr confidential Crisis Line 1-800-565-3390. These links and resources are simply meant as an additional guides or references and is by no means comprehensive or a reflection of the full access to services and support you will receive from our expert team.
LEGAL AID: Child custody, access, child and spousal maintenance/ support, paternity, some divorces and division of property. Applications for legal aid involving domestic violence are given priority.
PEACE BOND: A court order that you may apply for when someone has threatened or harmed you.
Emergency Protection Orders are short term, temporary orders to help protect victims of domestic violence.
Engaging Men and Boys
It is vital that women and men work together to end violence against women in our society. Engaging Men and Boys in ending violence against women and girls is an initiative of Status of Women Canada and there is a network of nine organizations across Canada working on projects to educate and engage:
Follow these links for some helpful resources:
Bro Talk (for teenage boys) 1-866-393-5933
Men's Health Centre Antigonish 902 863-2358
Cornerstone Cape Breton Association 902-567-0979
New Leaf - Pictou County 902-396-2440
Bridges Institute - Truro 902-897-6665
New Directions - Amherst 902-667-4500
New Start Counselling - Dartmouth 902-423-4675
Freeman House Alternative Program - Bridgewater 1-877-882-7722
All Genders Helpline - NS 211
Transgender Hotline - translifeline.org
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth Project
Nova Scotia Youth Project
PFLAG Canada Ltd.
Pride Cape Breton
Pride Cape Breton Society - Home | Facebook
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is a criminal offence that involves controlling, forcing, intimidating, or deceiving a person of any age in order to exploit them through various forms of sexual exploitation or forced labour. Human trafficking does not necessarily require physical movement.
Pimps aren’t always men, and sex workers aren’t always women. Both pimps and sex workers can be anyone: men, women, youths, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, etc. Not all sex workers are victims of human trafficking.
Human trafficking and sexual exploitation can happen in communities of all sizes.
Human trafficking is happening in our community and it could happen to someone you know.