What to do if you’re in an abusive relationship
Planning to leave
Ask a trusted family member, friend, or professional to help you create an exit plan.
Contact your nearest shelter. Let them know you intend to leave, and ask them for help with safety planning.
Get legal advice about your rights.
Identify services in your community, like shelters and sources of financial assistance, like the provincial Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.
When violence happens
If you believe your abuser is about to become violent, try to move to a part of your home where you can exit the house easily. Avoid rooms where you could be trapped or where there are weapons like knives.
Ask neighbours to call police if they hear or see signs of violence. People reporting domestic violence don’t have to identify themselves to police.
If you are injured, go to a doctor or emergency room. Ask them to document your visit and your injuries (including photographs).