Women’s Support Network of York Region

The Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN) is a rape crisis centre dedicated to providing free, confidential services for women who have experienced sexual violence.

We are committed to providing service excellence by working from an integrated Feminist Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework that is woman-centered and woman-focused. We particularly acknowledge the differential impact of sexual violence on racialized and marginalized communities. We are committed to non-exclusionary policy, practice and programs. We serve all women who identify as women.

  • Education and knowledge is power. We are committed to supporting the education of clients, as well as on-going education and self-care for staff, board members and volunteers.
  • We are committed to a transparent continual review and evaluation of policy, programs and practice. We will measure equity by results, not by intentions. We have a commitment to provide a Client Space within our facilities and we actively see client-driven direction and feedback
  • We are committed to taking a lead role in the community as a catalyst for change, and will continue to have fresh ideas, innovations and “thinking outside the box”.
  • We understand that we are part of a global community of women and we commit to work in solidarity to ensure women’s equality rights locally and internationally.

Childhood sexual abuse
Historical and recent sexual assault
Ritual abuse
Sexual harassment
Marital rape
Women refer themselves to the counselling service by calling the administrative phone line at 905-895-3646. Counsellors work with women regarding their presenting issues, help women build up on their coping skills and break the isolation of sexual violence.

WSN can offer support off-site (i.e., at schools, in the community) on a case-by-case basis for those who are unable to reach our Newmarket office.

Crisis Line: 905.895.7313
Toll Free:    1.800.263.6734

Phone: 905-895-3646
Address: 1110 Stellar Drive, Unit 109,
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 7B7

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