Dawson and Community Resources for Gender-Based and Domestic Violence

For Dawson employees: Dawson provides a 24-hour Employee Assistance Program at 1-888-687-9197 for employees in need of mental health assistance or someone to speak with.

For Dawson students: All students enrolled at Dawson College can access the Dawson Student Assistance Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 1-844-451-9700. If you are outside of Canada or the United States call 001-416-380-6578.

This program, offered through keep.meSAFE by guard.me, provides Dawson students with free telephone, video or in-person appointments in 60+ languages. All sessions are confidential (within limits of the law.)


For women and children:

S.O.S. violence conjugale
Listening, guidance and referral, in French and English
Multilingual site
1-800 363-9010, 24/7
Text: 438-601-1211, from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Shield of Athena
Support for women from ethnocultural communities who are victims of family violence and their children, and translation and interpretation services
514-274-8117 or 1-877 274-8117 (Montréal)

Fédération des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes

Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale

An alternative to domestic and family violence


For men:

An alternative to domestic and family violence

A professional and confidential therapy program for men who have resorted to violence in their domestic or family relationships

Help for men having problems in their couple relationship

Last Modified: December 6, 2023