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  • Health information and services
  • If you are hearing-impaired and would like to access this service, call 7-1-1 (TTY)
  • When you call 811, a Registered Nurse will give you the advice and information you have requested and provide reassurance concerning all kinds of general health issues and questions, including sexual violence.
  • Service is offered in English, French and interpretation services are available in over 100 languages.
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Dial 8-1- 1



  • 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service to more than 3,000 community and social services across Nova Scotia.
  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Dial 2-1-1


The Sexual Assault and Harassment Phone Line - 1-902-425-1066

  • The phone line offers non-judgemental, active listening and support to anyone who has experienced or has been affected by sexualized violence.
  • Calls are taken from 12pm - 12am, 7 days a week.
  • There are only 2 phone line operators taking calls and they may be helping another person when you call. If you are unable to get through, please try again later.
  • The phone line is operated by Dalhousie Student Union.


Kids Help Line – 1-800- 668-6868


BroTalk – 1-866- 393-5933

  • BroTalk provides counselling and information to help teen guys (and those who identify as male) tackle their challenges and stresses, big or small.
  • Phone or chat support.
  • Phone - 24/7; Chat Wednesday 7pm – 3am
  • http://brotalk.ca/about


NS Mi'kmaq Crisis and Referral Line – 1-855- 379-2099

  • The Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Crisis and Referral phone line is available 24/7 toll free to Mi’kmaq people across the province.
  • The Centre also provides online support through the Eskasoni Crisis Worker Facebook account. Both are a service of Eskasoni Mental Health.


Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419

  • This 24-hour phone line provides support to former Residential School students in crisis.


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline 1-833-900-1010

  • 24-hour phone line provides crisis response to people being trafficked
  • referrals to social service providers and police (if requested)
  • tip receipt and reporting
  • general information provision
  • tools and resources to build community responses to trafficking
  • operates in English and French and has translation services available in over 200 languages.


Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Program - 2-1-1

  • This program provides up to 4 hours of free, independent legal advice for sexual assault survivors who are 16+ years of age
  • You do not have to report to police or take legal action if you use this service
  • Registration is done through an independent agency, 211 Nova Scotia. Dial 2-1-1 for intake
  • https://novascotia.ca/sexualassaultlegaladvice/


Transition House Association of Nova Scotia – 1-800- 563-2945

  • 24/7 support line
  • Emotional support and referrals for women who have been abused


Victim Services Emotional Support – 1-902- 490-5300

  • Emotional support for victims of sexual violence
  • No police involvement is necessary in order to get support
  • Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, based on Halifax


Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team - 1-888-429-8167

  • Intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Telephone support across the province, 24/7.
  • Mobile response in most communities in Halifax Regional Municipality, 1pm-1am



We Believe You: A colouring book for survivors and supporters

Healing with the seven sacred teachings: A Mi'kmaq colouring book for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and their supporters