Abuse & Family Violence

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COVID-19 home isolation has led to increases in abuse and family violence. There are organizations that can help you. Please see our new COVID-19 updates section for up-to-date information.

Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone. This section contains information on the types of abuse, how to recognize abusive behaviours, and which kinds of abuse are against the law. You can also find guides on keeping yourself safe and applying for a court order to protect yourself and your family.

Abuse and violence are never the fault of the person being abused. If you or someone you know is being abused, there's help available. Find out about the Signal for Help.

If you’re afraid your abuser may see what you’re reading online, remember to clear your Internet browsing history or switch to a private or incognito browser.