How to Use This Site
If YOU or someone you are helping needs immediate help:
- Click the Emergency Information button above and take action based upon whether you are in Canada or abroad.
- If you don’t want anyone to know you’ve visited this page, click the Covering Your Tracks button above and follow the directions.
- If you need to hide the website suddenly, click the Hide Site Now button above.
If you are a Survivor or someone who has been at risk of forced marriage:
- Connect with other survivors in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by joining our Survivors’ Group – or become part of the Survivors’ Network wherever you live.
- Check out the Profiles in Courage section for true stories of survivors who have been faced with a forced marriage and have gone on to have wonderful lives
- Visit the Services for FM Victims/Survivors page to find shelters, legal, counselling and language services, and more
If you are a Service Provider:
- Check out the section on Intervention to learn how to intervene safely and effectively in cases involving forced marriage
- Learn how you and your agency can access further Training on dealing with forced marriage
- Take a look at the Resources section for books, plays, music, film, and academic articles that you can explore to learn more about forced marriage and to use in your work with clients, students, and other service providers. Here you will also find all four of our Service Provider Training Manuals: Introduction to Forced Marriage; Working with Parents; Engaging Youth; and Intervention in Cases of Forced Marriage, as well as our ESL Curriculum and Facilitator’s Guide which will help you bring the topic of forced marriage to ESL students, and much, much MORE.