Niagara Region Resources

Child Abuse Unit (CAU) of Niagara Regional Police Service

Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Treatment Program is available through the Niagara Health System

Coalition to End Violence Against Women (CEVAW)
CEVAW is a group of organizations within the Niagara Region who have come together to help end violence against women.

Partners to End Child Abuse Niagara
PECAN is group of local agencies that want to make it easier for people to find help in addressing potential or actual instances of child abuse.

Child Abuse Information & Resources

Niagara Regional Police Service Child Abuse Investigations FAQ
A guide to assist parents & caregivers of children who have been abused

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

Cory’s Courthouse
Cory’s Courthouse is an interactive website that educates children about the court process.

Kids in the Know
Kids in the Know is an interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of sexual exploitation.

Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS)
OACAS has represented Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario and provided service in the areas of government relations, communications, information management, education and training to advocate for the protection and well-being of children.

Respect Yourself
Respect Yourself aims to advance culturally safe health and healing for Aboriginal women through education, partnerships and community initiatives, and leadership and advocacy.

The Mama Bear Effect
Educating and empowering people to protect children from sexual abuse. Download free body safety colouring pages.

Online Safety – Internet Safety

Online safety for you and your family.

Canada’s tip line to report the online sexual exploration of children.

Government of Canada – Get Cyber Safe
Resources for parents and teens about cell phone and cyber safety.

An innovative and interactive website designed to teach Canadian teens how to be safe, responsible and respectful users of texting technologies.

Zoe and Molly Online
Zoe and Molly Online features a variety of resources and activities designed to help parents and educators teach young children (Grade 4) about online safety.

The Door That’s Not Locked
The Door That’s Not Locked is an interactive website that educates children, parents, and teachers about internet safety.

Book Your Data
Book Your Data is a collection of computer security & safety tips, including: cyber bullying, harassment & protecting children against online predators.

UK Safer Internet Centre
Resources for parents & caregivers to help support their to learn how to stay safe online.

Best Buy’s Home Networking Resources
 Advice & resources for Keeping Kids Safe Online.

Cyber Safety
Open Colleges’ Interactive Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet.

 Bullying & Cyber Bullying

How to Handle Bullying
Open Colleges’ tips for handling bullying

The Bullying Business
Resources on Cyber Bullying & the Anti Bullying Movement

Cyber Bullying: The Complete Resource Guide
Provides information from various government agencies within the U.S.A on bullying & cyber bullying

A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents


Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or via their Online Chat Service

Victim & Advocacy Resources

Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC)
The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime is an independent resource for victims in Canada.

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
The Office of the Provincial Advocate reports directly to the Legislature and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children.

Ontario Victim Services Secretariat (OVSS)
The OVSS is a division of the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) that works to ensure that victims of crime are treated with respect and receive the information and services they need.

Domestic Violence: Consequences and How to get Help
It is crucial to be aware of the signs of domestic abuse, both in oneself and in others. It happens often enough that all people should be able to recognize the signs and do something about it.