Kingston Anti-Violence Advisory Council (KAVAC)

​KAVAC is a women survivor-led volunteer group committed to eradicating partner abuse and sexual violence and building safer communities. The Council is particularly interested in increasing awareness and understanding of victims’ experiences and needs among service providers, exploring new ways to improve and enhance services through inter–agency collaboration.


KAVAC is the Kingston chapter of WomenatthecentrE.

WomenatthecentrE is a non-profit organization that works to eradicate violence against women, women-identified, gender queer, 2-spirit and trans-identified people through personal, political and social advocacy.

As the only organization created by survivors, for survivors, we use our shared experiences to help change public perceptions and policy.

Our membership is made up of survivors who use our organization to develop resources to help their current situation, connect with other members through our peer support community, transform their experiences into expertise that is sought after by government and corporate entities, and so much more.

Together, our experiences are changing the world.



Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac

Assistance for victims and survivors of crime, tragic circumstance & disaster in the city of Kingston and the County of Frontenac. Working in partnership with police, fire & rescue, paramedics, campus security and your community. Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac is committed to providing crisis response, practical assistance and supportive programs to victims of crime and tragedy within Frontenac County.
Available programs include Crisis Intervention, Anti-Human Trafficking, Safety Planning and the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP).
Located in the Kingston Police Station, 705 Division St, Kingston, ON. K7K 4C2
Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Phone: 613-548-4834

Queen’s University

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services
Queen’s University is committed to providing non-judgmental sexual violence support and response.
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Service is part of the Human Rights and Equity Office, an independent department on campus located in Mackintosh Corry Hall. SVPRS is the point on contact on campus for students impacted by sexual violence and for prevention initiatives. Offering confidential support, safety planning, accompaniment information, counselling, and referral to additional campus and community resources.
B502 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6

Phone: 613-533-6330

St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus

St Lawrence College’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy, Protocol and Resources
The website provides quick access to the information contained in the College’s Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures. The Policy and Procedures provides procedures and resources to support individuals and groups who may be directly or indirectly involved in working with persons who have experienced sexual violence.
100 Portsmouth Avenue, Room 01230, Kingston, ON, K7L 5A6

St Lawrence College’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy, Protocol and Resources can be found here. Kingston Office: 613-544-5400 ext. 1593


Confidential support services for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members affected by sexual misconduct and those who want to support them. 

The following resources are available to those who wish to report and be supported:

A number of other resources are available to you, both on and off-campus:

  • Royal Military College Chaplains: 613-541-6000 x 6284 or x 6204
  • Canadian Armed Forces Sexual Misconduct Response Centre: 1-844-750-1648 Monday to Friday 7 am to 8 pm
  • Sexual Assault Centre Kingston – SACK 24/7 Crisis Line: 613-544-6424
  • Member Assistance Program/Employee Assistance Program (24/7): 1-800-268-7708

RMC Sexual Violence and Harmful and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour Protocol for those who witness or receive a disclosure

Addiction & Mental Health Services KFL&A (AMHS-KFLA)

Community based addictions and mental health services.


552 Princess Street, Kingston ON, K7L 1C7
Office Kingston Area: 613-544-1356
Kingston Area 24/7 Crisis Phone Line: 613-544-4229 
70 Dundas Street East, Napanee ON, K7R 1H9
Office Napanee Area: 613-354-7521
Lennox and Addington 24/7 Crisis Phone Line: 613-354-7388 

Victim/Witness Assistance Program (V/WAP)

Services provided to vulnerable victims & witnesses of violent crime; Services start when charges are laid to when court case is over.

308 Wellington St, Unit 101, Side Entrance (at Rideau Terrace), Kingston, ON K7K 7A8
Office Phone 613-545-2455
TTY Phone Toll Free 1-866-611-5233

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. As a community legal clinic and part of Ontario’s legal aid system, they work in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province. CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

Youth Diversion

Youth Diversion helps youth overcome challenges by: Providing prevention, intervention and educational services that divert youth from risk and support their ability to thrive.
559 Bagot Street, Kingston ON. K7K 3E1

Phone: 613-548-4535 ext. 0

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)

Trellis HIV and Community Care (Formerly HARS) HIV/AIDS Regional Services provides comprehensive services including education, prevention, and support for people living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted bloodborne infections (STBBIs), in addition to advocating for broader social change to reduce stigma and discrimination.​

Trellis HIV and Community Care provides education, counselling, harm reduction, drop-in services, rapid HIV testing to individuals and organizations in Kingston and area. 844A Princess Street, Kingston ON. K7L 1G5
Mon. – Thurs. 9am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm
Fri. – Sun. Closed

Phone: 613-545-3698

Integrated Care Hub

The Integrated Care Hub is a program of Trellis HIV and Community Care in partnership with Street Health Centre, a part of Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) which serves to provide low-barrier access to care and services for some of our community’s most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.
The Integrated Care Hub at 661 Montreal Street in Kingston is open 23 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 613-329-6417

Change for Fin

Change for Families in Need (Change for FIN) is a registered non-profit, grassroots organization in Kingston, Ontario committed to reducing the impact of violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families, by advocating for the rights of survivors and for changes to the judicial process.

Phone: 613-507-7096

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

Established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1993 to provide leadership and support to 37 hospital-based sexual assault and domestic violence treatment centres across Ontario, our members are the staff and healthcare professionals of the SA/DV treatment centres that, together, form the Network.

Our goal is to provide victims/survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence with comprehensive, quality care and support. Through collaboration in research, education and training activities, the Network strives to establish standardization in service provision across the province. The Network represents the collective 37 centres, lobbying for change and working to influence public policy.

Contact the Provincial Navigation Line at 1-855-NAV-SADV (628-7238)

Phone: 416-323-7327

Kids Help Phone

A toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth providing immediate anonymous and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Help topics include Bullying, Dating, Family, LGBTQ, School, Sexting, Violence & Abuse, the Internet and more.

Toll free: 1-800-668-6868

Luke’s Place

Luke’s Place is an award-winning non-profit organization solely devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the family law process after fleeing an abusive relationship.
The Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic provides women with free legal advice on family law issues. They use web-based video conferencing or the telephone to connect women to lawyers in Ontario. The Virtual Legal Clinic provides free summary legal advice to women in Ontario who have been subjected to intimate partner violence.

Toll free: 1-866-516-3116 ext.235
Phone: 905-728-0978 ext.235

Neighbours, Friends and Families

Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children
Public Education Campaign
Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help. It engages the power of everyday relationships to help keep women and their children safe.


MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children, youth and trusted adults have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

The National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence (NACAFV)

NACAFV supports professionals working in the areas of Indigenous family violence, prevention, intervention and longer term care. Keeping our front-line professionals strong, healthy and connected is our goal. That’s our way of contributing to safe family environments in our Indigenous communities.

Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH)

Femicide in Ontario
Femicide is commonly defined as the intentional murder of women because they are women. Broader definitions can include any killings of women or girls. OAITH’s Femicide List includes women (and at times their children) or girls who were killed by men who are either a former or current intimate partner, a family member, someone known to them, or in some cases unknown but still targeted. This list includes women/children killed in Ontario and is based on media reports and other available sources. This means there may be errors or omissions. This list is partial.

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC)

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. 
The Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.

Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH)

OAITH is a coalition of first stage emergency women’s shelters, 2nd stage housing organizations and community-based women organizations who work towards ending violence against all women. We achieve this through training, education, advocacy, public awareness and government relations.

White Ribbon

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Since its inception in Toronto in 1991, White Ribbon Campaign initiatives have been organized in over 60 countries around the world. Among its many calls to action, White Ribbon asks men to wear white ribbons as a sign of their pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about all forms of gender-based violence.


METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth. Delivering relevant and boundary-breaking services and programs, we focus on education and prevention and use innovative tools to build safety, justice and equity.

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC)

The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) is a network of sexual assault centres across Ontario. We represent 31 English-language sexual assault centres. Our membership includes sexual assault centres from across Ontario, offering counselling, information and support services to survivors of sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and incest.

Government of Ontario Women’s Issues

Promoting women’s economic independence and fighting against gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Child Abuse Protocol for Kingston and Frontenac

In 2009, the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society, area Police services and their community partners launched a Child Abuse Protocol for Kingston and Frontenac. Although this protocol is not a KFACC document, the committee supports the ideas and motivations underlying the effort to grow and strengthen the services available for area children in crisis.

Child Abuse Protocol for Kingston and Frontenac

Kingston Youth Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

This report describes the findings of a community assessment conducted by Bailey Gerrits and Rebecca Rappeport commissioned by KFACC in the Spring of 2015 to better address sexual violence prevention for youth in the greater Kingston area. The strategic goals of this assessment were to better understand sexual violence among youth, current and past strategies to prevent sexual violence in the greater Kingston area, gaps and barriers, and to recommend next steps.
Through engagement with over 40 stakeholders from youth-serving and gender­ based violence organizations, we identified areas of concern, current prevention strategies, gaps in prevention efforts, and potential barriers for further prevention.

Kingston Youth Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

Little Eyes, Little Ears:
How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

A resource for anyone looking to understand how children experience violence against their mothers and how those experiences may shape them as they grow, from infancy to adolescence. Funded by the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada. Topics addressed include facts & figures, ten ways a child can be changed by living with violence at home, and some myths about woman abuse and children. This is a concise source of information for helping professionals, volunteers or students.

Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

World Health Organization (WHO) Violence Against Women

The United Nations defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

World Health Organization (WHO) Violence Against Women