Resources available for victims of forced marriage

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.



In Canada

  • Emergency and police services: 911

The following list provides tools to find available resources for forced marriage victims. This list is not exhaustive.

In Canada resources for victims of forced marriage

Resource Description

Department of Justice

Victim Services Directory

Easy-to-use search function allowing individuals to simply enter their postal code to find victim service providers across Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Find Services in your Area

Stop Family Violence initiative includes a user-friendly tool to find services for family violence in any region of Canada
211 Resources Telephone service allowing individuals in some regions of Canada to access a live agent 24 hours a day to receive information on government and community-based health and social services
Network of Agencies Against Forced Marriages (NAAFM)

List of Ontario community partners and service providers equipped to address forced marriages issues

The NAAFM is part of the Forced Marriage Project, an initiative of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO).

Women’s Shelters Canada Get Help page of Women’s Shelters Canada providing a good list of provincial and territorial shelter association websites

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