Resources for ACTRA Ottawa Members

To Report Harassment:

Call ACTRA, during business hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday)
Tel: 613.565.2168

Need counselling or other health services, including crisis support?

Contact HAVEN Helpline 1-855-201-7823

HAVEN Helpline is a counselling and support service. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Harassment and Violence Emergency Network

A national, bilingual critical incident reporting line available to members of ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC).
Connect via phone, chat, or app. More information can be found here.

Call the Members and Family Assistance Program (MFAP Support) at 1-844-880-9142

Identify yourself as having access to the MFAP through AFBS. You will need to provide your ACTRA membership number and date of birth

Additional Resources

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

24 hour Crisis Line 613-562-2333 

Assaulted Women’s Helpline (ON)

A free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to individuals (including men) living in Ontario – anonymous and confidential. Services available in up to 200 languages.

Toll Free: 1.866.863.0511
Toll Free TTY: 1.866.863.7868
Mobile*: #SAFE (#7233)

*Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Program

A 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services. 1-866-887-0015

Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Pilot Program

The pilot program provides eligible survivors living in the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, or the District of Thunder Bay with up to four hours of free, legal advice from one or more lawyers on the referral list by phone, or in person.

Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Legal services to individuals in Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to the Human Rights Code. Services available in 140 languages. Access services by calling phone line.

Toll Free: 1.866.625.5179
Toll Free TTY: 1.866.612.8627

Telephone lines open:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Phones are busiest on Thursdays between 2 pm to 4 pm