Cambrian Women’s Resource Centre

At Cambrian College, we encourage all women to take action in addressing issues that concern them.

Rooted in Strength, Growing Together

The Cambrian Women’s Resource Centre uses behavioural and lifestyle approaches to aid in the development of an individual’s state of well-being; one that is sufficient and appropriate to comfortably perform physically, mentally, and socially.

Informative seminars and workshops addressing issues on women’s safety, health and wellness, financial and legal issues, substance abuse, and sexuality are also offered.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Volunteers are always welcome at the Women’s Resource Centre. Volunteers play an integral part in coordinating workshops, fundraisers, seminars, and educational campaigns. Come and network with the Cambrian student body by volunteering at the Women’s Resource Centre. Build up your resume and gain valuable work experience and skills. The centre is also a great place to do mandatory program volunteer hours, with helpful staff and flexible hours.

Make sure to drop by and see us at room 2431 or simply call 705-566-8101, extension 7426.

Need to Know More?

  • If you require further information, don’t hesitate to contact Safety & Security at 705-566-8101, ext.7911
  • Outside Cambrian, there are many different organizations and agencies that can assist you with any need or issue.

Outside Resources

Off-campus, there are many different organizations and agencies that can assist you with any need or issue.


Crisis Intervention Services

  • 705-675-4760
  • Toll-Free: 1-877-841-1101

HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Réseau ACCESS Network: 705-688-0500
  • HIV Testing (anonymous): Toll free 1-800-465-2437
  • Sexual Health Clinic – Sudbury and District Health Unit 705-522-9200

Addictions Help

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 705-674-6217
  • Counselling and Treatment Services: 705-523-4988 ext. 4211
  • Centre for Addictions and Mental Health: 705-675-1195
  • HSN Mental Health & Addictions Centre: 705-523-4988 ext. 0
  • Regional Eating Disorders Program: 705-523-4988 ext. 4221
  • Narcotics Anonymous (for drug addiction):  1-888-811-3877

Family Services

  • Children’s Community Network: 705-566-3416 Toll Free: 1-877-272-4336
  • Children’s Aid Society: 705-566-3113  Call Toll Free: 1-877-272-4334
  • Child and Family Centre 705-525-1008
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 – Always available, 24/7/365

Emergency Shelters

Genevra House: 705-674-2210

  • An emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of family violence and for homeless women.

L’Association des jeunes de la Rue, Foyer Notre Dame House: 705 675-6422

  • An emergency shelter for youths age 16 – 19.

Salvation Army: 705 673-1175

  • The Salvation Army Sudbury New Life Centre operates two shelters, the Men’s Hostel at 146 Larch Street (serving men) and Cedar Place at 261 Cedar Street (serving women and families). 705-673-1175

Canadian Red Cross: 705-674-0737

  • Maintains the Housing Registry and Rent Bank Emergency Assistance Program

Legal Services

  • Sudbury Legal Clinic: 705-674-3200
  • Ontario Legal Aid: 705-673-8182

Pregnancy Services

  • Pregnancy Care Centre in Sudbury: 705-673-5003

Sexual Assault

Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (VIPP) – Health Sciences North

VIPP is a 24/7 program that provides acute care, treatment and counselling to persons who have been victimized by sexual assault and domestic violence. The program also provides assessment and treatment for child physical abuse.

Services include injury assessment and treatment, medical treatment for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy prevention, photo documentation of injuries, evidence collection (sexual assault kit), counselling and referrals to support services.

VIPP also has a role in community advocacy, education and research to end violence.

  • 705-675-4743
  • 41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury ON

YWCA Genevra House

Support Services for women experiencing abuse by their intimate partners.

The team at YWCA Genevra House offers a full range of support programs for the residents of Genevra House and for women in the community. Our programs are available to all women wanting to build a life free from abuse, whether they are staying at Genevra House or living elsewhere. We also provide support to older women experiencing abuse by their live-in caregiver.

All of our programs are based on our belief in a woman’s right to make the choices that are best for her.

Centre Victoria pour Femmes

Par le bias de l’intervention féministe, le Centre Victoria pour femmes offre des services d’intervention individuelle et de groupe ainsi que de l’accompagnement, de l’aiguillage et représentation. La prévention, la sensibilisation et l’éducation sont aussi au coeur de l’intervention et sont intégrés à l’ensemble des moyens utilisés pour prévenir et abolir la violence contre les femmes. Nos services sont offerts principalement aux femmes francophones de 16 ans et plus dans les régions du Grand-Sudbury et de l’Algoma.

Sudbury Women’s Centre

The SWC is a charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of women in the Greater Sudbury seeking service in a broad range of areas.

Cambrian College – Women’s Resource Centre

The Women’s Resource Centre is located within Cambrian College. It provides information and resources to women including staff, faculty and students. We encourage all women to take action in addressing issues that concern them.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

The helpline is available 24hrs/day, 7 days a week and services are available in 200 languages.


Talk4healing is a free and culturally safe telephone line for Aboriginal women living in Northern Ontario.

Youthline – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free service provided by youth for youth. We’re here to offer support, information and referrals specific to your concerns. We are here because we want to be there for you – to be part of your community. We may not have lived your experiences exactly, but we can probably relate. We too, are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer.

Voices for Women – Sudbury Sexual Assault Centre

Voices for Women is a free community-based program that provides services to women 16 years of age and older experiencing trauma from historical sexual violence. If you are a woman who has experienced violence in the past and is looking for services, you may contact VOICES directly to set up an intake.

VOICE is a women safe space.

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Program

24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral. Male survivors of sexual abuse have access to a number of specialized services to help them deal with the impact of abuse, including:

  • individual and group counselling
  • peer support
  • telephone and online counselling
  • referrals to other appropriate community support services to meet other long-term needs that clients may have.
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line for Men: 1-866-887-0015

Ministry of the Attorney General Victim Support Line

  • If you would like to talk with an information and referral counsellor, please call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888, or 416-314-2447 in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario offer confidential and free counselling to survivors of recent and historical sexual assault. You can contact a centre to ask about individual or group counselling for survivors of sexual violence.

You can also reach a counsellor by phone at any time by calling a sexual assault centre crisis support line. These confidential, 24-hour phone-lines offer someone immediate to talk to, crisis counselling, support and information for support allies (i.e. parents, partners or friends of survivors), safety planning, information on victim police reporting and medical options, and strategies for coping with flashbacks, memories and feelings.

Sudbury and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services (VCARS)

VCARS is a community-based service that assists in providing immediate, short-term, emotional, and practical assistance to victims and their families. Further, services are available to any victim or witness who would benefit from additional intervention including, but not limited to incidents of property crime, victims of violence, and victims of circumstance. We have specially trained volunteers who provide confidential assistance 24 hours, 7 days a week.

With a victim’s consent, police will arrange for VCARS staff and/or specially trained volunteers to provide on-site, short-term assistance to victims, and make referrals to community agencies for long-term assistance.

Social Assistance

  • Financial Assistance – Ontario Works: 705-675-2411