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Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Programs

Violence is when there is an unlawful exercise of physical force that may result in criminal charges or physical and/or sexual abuse.

Abuse is when someone in a caring relationship does or says things to gain control over another person by hurting that person or causing feelings such as fear, anxiety, nervousness, guilt, helplessness or worthlessness.

Interpersonal violence and abuse refers to violence and abuse that occurs between people who know each other. It can occur within or outside a family setting.

Women, men and children can all be victims of interpersonal violence and abuse. Older family members can be abused by their adult children and other caretakers. Interpersonal violence and abuse may take many different forms and include physical abuse, mental and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, financial abuse and threat.

Abusive behaviour is rooted in the desire for someone to gain control over another to the advantage of the individual who is gaining control. An abuser may not need to hit or physically harm an individual to gain control over them. Emotional and verbal abuse can have the same impact as physical violence.


1. Transition Houses

The following women's shelters are funded to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and their children:

  • Regina Transition House - 306-569-2292
  • Isabel Johnson Shelter, Regina - 306-525-2141
  • Wichihik Iskwewak Safe House (WISH), Regina - 306-543-0493
  • Moose Jaw Transition House - 306-693-6511
  • Southwest Safe Shelter, Swift Current - 306-778-3692
  • Saskatoon Interval House - 306-244-0185
  • Shelwin House, Yorkton - 306-783-7233
  • Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women Inc. - 306-764-7233
  • Piwapan Women's Centre, La Ronge - 306-425-3900; crisis line - 306-425-4090
  • Battlefords Interval House - 306-445-2742
  • Lloydminster Interval Home - 780-875 -0966
  • North East Women's Shelter, Melfort - 306-752-9455

For further information, or for a complete list of all women's shelters in Saskatchewan, please contact:

Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan, Inc. (PATHS)
1102 8th Avenue, Suite 202
Regina, SK S4R 1C9
Phone: 306-522-3515


2. Sexual Assault Services

Sexual assault services may include a 24-hour crisis telephone line, direct support and counseling for victims of sexual assault. The following community-based organizations receive funding to provide a range of sexual assault services. Some organizations provide sexual assault services as one component of a broader service:

Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre Inc.
1211 98th Street
North Battleford, SK  S9A 0L8
24-hour support line: 306-446-4444
Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.
Box 511
Estevan, SK  S4A 2A5
Weyburn, SK
Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services Inc.
5011 - 49th Ave
Lloydminster, SK  S9V 1R2
24-hour support line: 306-825-8255
North East Outreach and Support Services Inc.
128 McKendry Ave West
Melfort, SK  S0E 1A0
24-hour support line: 1-800-611-6349
The Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit Cooperative Ltd.
Unit C 4050 2nd Avenue Wes
Prince Albert, SK  S6V 0X5
24-hour support line: 306-764-1011
Regina Sexual Assault Centre Inc.
1830 MacKay Street
Regina, SK  S4N 6R4
24-hour support line: 306-352-0434
Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.
201 - 506 25th Street East
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 4A7
24-hour support line: 306-244-2224
Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours Inc. (SIGN)
Sexual Assault Counselling Program
345 Broadway Street West
Yorkton, SK  S3N 0N8
South West Crisis Services Inc.
Box 1102
Swift Current, SK  S9H 3X3
24-hour support line: 306-778-3386; 1-800-567-3334
West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.
Box 2235
Kindersley, SK  S0L 1S0
24-hour support line: 306-933-6200

For further information, you may also contact:

Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan Inc.
103 - 1102 8th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4R 1C9


3. Family Violence Outreach and Victim Services Programs

Outreach services funded through the Ministry of Justice assist women who may not use a shelter or need help in accessing a shelter or other services. Services may include support to women, children and families to assist victims of intimate partner violence with the goal of empowering victims, ending the cycle of violence and abuse, and educating on abuse. 

The following community-based organizations receive funding to provide family violence outreach services.

Family Service Regina Domestic Violence Programs
200-1440 Broadway Ave.
Regina, SK  S4P 1E2
Ph: 306-757-6675 Fax: 306-757-0133
The Moose Jaw Women's Transition Association Inc.
P.O. Box 1866
Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7N6
Ph: 306-693-6511
Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.
Box 511
Estevan, SK  S4A 2A5
Ph: 306-637-4004
Weyburn, SK 
Ph: 306-842-8821
Yorkton Women in Need Inc.
P.O. Box 1828
Yorkton, SK  S3N 3R2
Ph: 306-783-7233
Toll Free: 1-888-783-3111
Family Service Saskatoon Domestic Violence Programs
102, 506 - 25 Street East
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 4A7
Ph: 306-244-0127 Fax: 306-244-1201

West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.
Box 2235
Kindersley, SK  S0L 1S0
Ph: 306-463-6655 
24-Hour Support Line: 306-933-6200
La Ronge Native Women's Council Inc.
P.O. Box 888
La Ronge, SK  S0J 1L0 
Ph: 306-425-3910
North East Outreach & Support Services Inc.
P.O. Box 2066
Melfort, SK  S0E 1A0
Ph: 306-752-9464
Toll-Free Crisis Line 1-800-611-6349
Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 403
Hudson Bay, SK  S0E 0Y0 
Ph: 306-865-3064
Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc.
101 -1272 101st Street
North Battleford, SK  S9A 0Z8
Ph: 306-445-6960
North West Friendship Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 1780
Meadow Lake, SK  S9X 1Z2
Ph: 306-236-3766
PARTNERS Family Services Inc.
P.O. Box 2741
Humboldt, SK  S0K 2A0
Ph: 306-682-4135
TFHQ Safe Shelter Inc.
Qu'Appelle Haven of Hope
Box 457
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK  S0G 1S0
Ph: 306-332-6881
Battlefords Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court

Battlefords Victim Services
1052 - 101st Street, North Battleford SK  S9A 0Z3
Phone: 306-446-1551 Fax: 306-446-1638

For further information, you may also contact:

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions to Violence Inc.
103 - 1102 8th Ave
Regina, SK  S4R 1C9


4. Stalking and the Crime of Criminal Harassment

Some stalking behaviour is against the law and is known as "criminal harassment" in the Criminal Code of Canada. You can learn more about stalking and the crime of criminal harassment, keeping a stalking log, reducing the risk of harm when being stalked, and reporting harassment to the police, by reading the Stalking Information Sheet.

Keeping a stocking log is an important way to keep track of unwanted attention and conduct to establish a pattern of harassment. The police may use your stalking log as evidence in a criminal harassment investigation. You may wish to use this example of a stalking log.


5. Laws to Help Victims of Violence and Abuse


6. How to End a Fixed-Term Tenancy Agreement

A tenant in a fixed-term tenancy agreement may end the agreement early if:

  • the tenant, the tenant's child or an adult under the care of the tenant is a victim of interpersonal violence; and
  • has received a certificate from an official of the Victims Services Branch that the tenant, child or adult is at risk of interpersonal violence from a cohabitant if the tenancy continues.

The tenant must apply to the Victims Services Branch by providing either:

  • A Court Order Submission Form and a copy of a court order or bond that is in place to prevent a cohabitant of the tenant from contacting or communicating with the tenant, the tenant's child, or the adult under the care of the tenant; or
  • A Professional Person Statement indicating that the child or the adult under the care of the tenant has been the subject of interpersonal violence. This form can be completed by a Social Worker, Psychologist, duly qualified medical practitioner, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, member of the RCMP or a police service, or an employee of an emergency transitional shelter or an agency that provides support for victims of interpersonal violence.

If satisfied that there is risk if the tenancy continues, the Victims Services Branch will provide the tenant with a Certificate Confirming Safety Risk. The tenant will then be able to provide to the landlord a Notice to Landlord to Terminate a Fixed Term Tenancy for Interpersonal Violence.

For further information or assistance in completing these documents, please contact your local Victim Services program or Victims Services at 1-888-286-6664 (toll-free) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).

Completed documents can be emailed to

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