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Intimate Partner Violence

If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence, please seek help. You could save a life. 

What is intimate partner violence?

Intimate Partner Violence (also known as domestic violence) includes any actual or threatened physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse in an intimate relationship. 

An Intimate partner is considered to be anyone dating, in a common-law relationship, married, divorced, living together or separated. Both women and men can be victims of intimate partner violence.

Offences include but are not limited to physical or sexual assaults, forcible confinement, harassment, stalking, abduction, and breach of court orders. Intimate partner violence may also includes threats of harm to children, other family members, pets, or threats to damage property.


Anyone can report intimate partner violence.

Reports can be made by a victim, witness, friend, co-worker, family member or anyone else.

If a victim does not want you to contact police, please direct them to the resources listed below. 

Emergency: 911

Police Non-emergency: 613-549-4660

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