Believe – Ask – Connect

Believe – Ask – Connect is a collection of resources to help people help others who are experiencing violence. You may have a relative, neighbour or co-worker experiencing violence and you don't know what to do or how to help. Here you will find posters with helpful words and suggestions, as well as video messages about violence and resilience. There is help and a brighter future.

Believe them.

If someone tells you about experiencing family violence, you should believe them. It is not up to you to investigate or question when someone shares they are being hurt. Your reaction may also help the person to open up about the violence they are experiencing to others including social workers, police, nurses, and other support workers. Be a good friend and believe them.

You can say:
“Thank you for sharing this with me.”
“It can be difficult to talk about these things.”
“I’m glad you felt comfortable to tell me about this.”

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Ask them what they want to do.

If a child tells you about violence, they cannot decide what to do for themselves. It is your responsibility to tell the police. If an adult is being hurt, they should be given control of the situation.  They should decide what they would like to do next, and when. It is not up to you to tell someone how to feel or how to act. As a friend, you should ask them what they would like to do next, and tell them that you want to help.

You can say:
“What would you like to do now?”
“Whatever you decide to do, I support you.”
(To a child) “I’m going to call someone I trust, so we can find help together.”

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Connect them to supports.

When someone decides that they need help, you can be the friend that helps them connect to services. They may not be in a safe position to find resources, so you can offer to look for help. Social workers are there to help you navigate services, and can help someone to pick out and strategize what works best for them. Elders are also a source of support and guidance. There are many phone numbers and websites that can help someone to find support.

You can say:
“I’m here for you, and we can find help together.”
“If you want, I can call this number with you.”
“Do you want to go to find help together?”

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We can all play a role in ending violence against women. We hope you will find these messages of hope, help and resilience of interest and use.

Nunavut

Police Phone Numbers (RCMP “V” Division)

Arctic Bay: 867-439-0123
Arviat: 867-857-0123
Baker Lake: 867-793-0123
Cambridge Bay: 867-983-0123
Cape Dorset: 867-897-0123
Chesterfield Inlet: 867-898-0123
Clyde River: 867-924-0123
Coral Harbour: 867-925-0123
Gjoa Haven: 867-360-0123
Grise Fiord: 867-980-0123
Hall Beach: 867-928-0123
Igloolik: 867-934-0123
Iqaluit: 867-979-0123
Kimmirut: 867-939-0123
Kugluktuk: 867-982-0123
Kugaaruk: 867-769-0123
Naujaat: 867-462-0123
Pangnirtung: 867-473-0123
Pond Inlet: 867-899-0123
Qikiqtarjuaq: 867-927-0123
Rankin Inlet: 867-645-0123
Resolute Bay: 867-252-0123
Sanikiluaq: 867-266-0123
Taloyoak: 867-561-0123
Whale Cove: 867-896-0123

Shelters

Agvvik Nunavut and Qimaavik

Transition House (Iqaluit): 867-979-4566
YWCA Sivummut House (Iqaluit): 867-979-2700
Kataujaq Society Safe Shelter (Rankin Inlet): 867-645-2214
Cambridge Bay Crisis Shelter: 867-983-2133
Crisis Intervention Centre (Kugluktuk): 867-982-6519
Tammaaqvik Women’s Shelter (Kugaaruk): 867-769-6100

Victim Services

Nunavut Community Justice: 867-975-6363

Crisis Lines

Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line (24/7): 1-800-265-3333 /
(Inuktitut available 7pm – midnight) 867-979-3333

Other
Family Abuse Intervention Workers

Arctic Bay 867-439-8183
Arviat 867-857-2959
Baker Lake 867-793-2045
Cambridge Bay 867-983-4017
Cape Dorset 867-897-3686
Chesterfield Inlet 867-898-9045
Clyde River 867-924-6565
Coral Harbour 867-925-8222
Gjoa Haven 867-360-6826
Grise Fiord 867-980-4099
Hall Beach 867-928-8054
Igloolik 867-934-8830
Iqaluit 867-975-6362
Kimmirut 867-939-2001
Kugaaruk 867-769-6281
Kugluktuk 867-982-6510
Naujaat 867-462-4007
Pangnirtung 867-473-8018
Pond Inlet 867-899-8064
Qikiqtarjuaq 867-927-8089
Rankin Inlet 867-645-2039
Resolute Bay 867-252-3005
Sanikiluaq 867-266-7905
Taloyoak 867-561-6864
Whale Cove 867-896-9961

Government of Nunavut

– Department of Family Services
– Family Violence
www.gov.nu.ca/family-services/information/family-violence

Tammaativvik Boarding Home: 867-975-3390 or 867-979-5900
Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre: 867-645-2600
Nunavut Aids Line: 1-800-661-0795

Nunatsiavut

Police Phone Numbers (RCMP “B” Division)

Hopedale: 709-933-3820
Makkovik: 709-923-2405
Nain: 709-922-2862
Rigolet: 709-947-3400
Postville (source in Makkovik): 1-800-709-7267

Shelters

Nain Safe House: 1-866-922-1230 or 709-922-1229 (crisis)
Kirkina House (Rigolet): 709-947-3333
Libra House (Happy Valley-Goose Bay): 709-896-8022 or 709-896-3014 (crisis)

Victim Services

Department of Justice and Public Safety
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay)
709-896-0446
Department of Justice and Public Safety (Nain) 709-922-2360

Crisis Lines

Crisis Centre (24/7): 1-888-737-4668
Parents Help Line: 1-888-603-9100
Sexual Assault Crisis and Info: 1-800-726-2743

Other

Violence Prevention Labrador Diverse Communities, Common Ground 1-866-446-8080
www.vplabrador.ca
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Violence Prevention Initiative 709-729-5009
www.gov.nl.ca/VPI/index.html
Child, Youth and Family Services:
Nain: 709-922-1251
Hopedale: 709-933-3887
Makkovik, Postville, and Rigolet: 709-923-2187
Happy Valley – Goose Bay:709-896-2494

Nunavik

Police Phone Numbers (Kativik Regional Police Force)

Akuluvik: 819-496-9111
Aupaluk: 819-491-9111
Inukjuak: 819-254-9111
Ivujivik: 819-922-9111
Kangiqsualujjuaq: 819-337-9111
Kangiqsujuaq: 819-338-9111
Kangirsuk: 819-935-9111
Kuujjuaq: 819-964-9111
Kuujjuaraapik: 819-929-9111
Puvirnituq: 819-988-9111
Quaqtaq: 819-492-9111
Salluit: 819-255-9111
Tasiujaq: 819-633-9111
Umiujaq: 819-331-9111

Shelters

Tungasuvik Women’s Shelter (Kuujjuaq) 819-964-0536
Initsiaq Inuit Women’s Shelter (Salluit) 819-255-8817
Ajapirvik Shelter (Inukjuak) 819-254-1414

Victim Services

To report a case of child sexual or physical abuse, call the Youth Protection Intake

Crime Victims Assistance Centre (CAVAC) Sapumijiit Crisis Line:
Kuujjuaq: 1-866-778-0770
Inukjuak: 1-888-254-8170
Salluit: 1-888-255-8328
Kuujjuarapik: 1-888-929-3742
Puvirnituq: 1-888-988-2867
Youth Protection Intake
- Ungava Coast (Kuujjuaq) 819-964-2905 ext 331 or ext 365
- Hudson Coast (Puvirnituq) 1-877-535-2345

Crisis Lines

Quebec National Crisis Line (24/7) 1-866-277-3553

Other

Government of Quebec – Domestic Violence Website
www.domesticviolence.gouv.qc.ca
SOS Violence Conjugale 1-800-363-9010
www.sosviolenceconjugale.ca
Center for Intervention and Research in Conjugal and Family Violence Program 514-270-8462
After hours local Youth Protection services:
Kuujjuaq: 819-964-2902 ext 0
Kangiqsujuaq: 819-338-1138
Quaqtaq: 819-492-9037
Kangirsuk: 819-935-4817
Aupaluk: 819-491-7023
Tasiujaq: 819-633-5450
Kangiqsualujjuaq: 819-337-5335
Puvirnituq: 1-877-535-2345
Kuujjuaraapik: 819-929-3859
Umiujaq: 819-331-7643
Inukjuak: 819-254-8196
Akulivik: 819-496-2730
Ivujivik: 819-922-3393
Salluit: 819-255-8135

Inuvialuit

Police Phone Numbers (RCMP “G” Division)

Aklavik: 867-978-1111
Inuvik: 867-777-1111
Paulatuk: 867-580-1111
Sachs Harbour: 867-690-1111
Tuktoyaktuk: 867-977-1111
Ulukhaktok: 867-396-1111

Shelters

Inuvik Transition House 867-777-3877
Aimayunga Women and Emergency Foster Care Shelter (Tuktoyaktuk) 867-977-2000
Alison McAteer House c/o YWCA (Yellowknife) 867-669-0235
Centre for Northern Families (Yellowknife) 867-873-2566

Victim Services

Inuvik Victim Services (Crisis Line): 867-777-5493
Victim Services Outreach (Beaufort Delta): 867-777-5480

Crisis Lines

NWT Help Line (24/7) 1-800-661-0844

Other

Government of Northwest Territories 867-920-6366
– Health and Social Services
– Family Violence
www.hss.gov.nt.ca/social-services/family-violence
Wellness Office (Tuktoyaktuk): 867-977-2076

Urban Centres

Edmonton, Alberta

Distress Line: 780-482-4357
Family Violence Information Line (24/7) (no area code needed): 310-1818
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7): 1-877-303-2642
Edmonton Women’s Shelter Crisis Line (24/7): 780-479-0058
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Crisis Line (24/7): 780-423-4121

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Crisis Line: 1-888-322-3019
Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170
Winnipeg Mobile Crisis Service: 204-940-1781
Manitoba Women’s Shelter Crisis Line: 1-877-997-0007

Ottawa, Ontario

Distress Line (24/7): 613-238-3311
Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7): 1-866-531-2600
Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line (24/7): 1-877-377-7775
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (24/7): 1-866-996-0991
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (24/7): 613-562-2333
Women’s Crisis Line: 613-745-4818
Ontario Assaulted Women’s Hotline: 1-866-863-0511

Montreal, Quebec

Quebec National Crisis Line (24/7) 1-866-277-3553
Crisis Line (Montreal North) Association Iris 514-388-9233
Crisis Line (Montreal East) Entremise 514-351-9592
Crisis Line (Montreal Centre/East) Le Transit 514-282-7753
Crisis Line (Montreal West Island) West Island Crisis Centre 514-684-6160

St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-737-4668
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-800-726-2743
Parents Help Line: 1-888-603-910
Family Violence Program: 709-777-5074

To find out more about how you can help, visit www.pauktuutit.ca

Free Canada-wide help numbers:

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health Crisis Line 1-888-893-8333
Suicide and Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-3000

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