Domestic violence

Is your safety or that of your children threatened? 911

Get help, fast, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week:

Contac Info-Social at 811, option 2


SOS Violence Conjugale at 1-800-363-9010

Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) video

Domestic violence

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a series of repeated acts aimed at asserting the power to dominate the other person. It occurs within a marital or romantic relationship and can happen at any age or stage of life. Violent behaviours are manifest in different ways, through verbal, physical, emotional, sexual or economic abuse.

How to recognize it?

Violent actions are repeated and varied. For example, the violent person might :

  • Devalue, insult
  • Humiliate
  • Hit, shove
  • Blackmail, threaten
  • Isolate
  • Shout
  • Pound on a wall, hit things or animals
  • Bite, burn
  • Sexually disparage 
  • Force a sexual act (without consent)
  • Harass, intimidate
  • Control finances
  • Endanger the family budget by spending excessively
  • Lie
  • Throw tantrums in public or in private

Resources and services available

If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, it is important to talk about it. There are many confidential resources in the Laurentians available to help you. 


For emergency, or if your safety or that of your children is threatened: 911

To quickly reach a psychosocial intervention professional: Info-Social at 811, option 2
(24 hours a day / 7 days a week)

To make a report to the Director of Youth Protection: 1-800-361-8665

  • SOS violence conjugale (SOS Domestic violence): 24 hours a day / 7 days a week: 1-800-363-9010
  • The Mistreatment Helpline (8 a.m to 8 p.m.)1-888-489-2287
  • Sexual Violence Helpline : 24 hours a day / 7 days a week: 1-888-933-9007 or (514-933-9007)
  • Rebâtir.caLegal consultation free of charge for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence): 1-833-REBÂTIR
  • DPCP (Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecution) Helpline: domestic and sexual violence - free helpline provinding information on judicial process (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.): 1-877-547-3727

Women's Shelters

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCitad’Elle de Lachute : 450-562-7797 / 1-866-562-7797

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextL’Ombre-Elle : 819-326-1321

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextMaison d’Ariane : 450-432-9355

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextLe Mitan : 450-435-3651

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextPasse-R-Elle des Hautes-Laurentides : 819-623-1523

Other domestic violence organizations

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextA.C.C.R.O.C. (Organization working with men): 450-569-9966 / 1-877-460-9966

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextPAIX : Programme d’aide et d’intervention inc. (Organization working with men) : 819-326-1400 or toll-free at 1-800-267-3919

Living without violence | An anger management program for men

4Korners offers a 20-week program developed by ACCROC and Paix, geared towards English-speaking men who acknowledge the need to stop using violence in their marital-family life and who wish to actively develop stronger communication and conflict resolution skills, i.e. listening, speaking up, problem solving and fair mediation.

Themes to be explored:

  • Understanding anger and violence in *one's self.
  • Body and emotions: underneath anger and fear... shame, powerlessness.
  • Understanding anger in relationships: patterns and attitudes.
  • Triggers: differentiating truths that are difficult to hear or deal with. Dealing with wounds from the past and the sensitive spots they leave.
  • Self-talk and the ways we shape our understanding : building up either anger or compassion.
  • Game playing: blaming, guessing, mind-reading. 
  • Couple: conflict resolution. 
  • Impacts of drinking problems and substance abuse. 


  • Small online groups consisting of 4-5 men. Weekly 1hr evening meetings, complimented by 'personal work' (videos, documents, exercises).
  • Free and confidential.
  • Open registration. Join any time. 

Registration :

1-888-974-3940 | 450-974-3940 ext. 601

Women's centres in the Laurentians

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCarrefour des femmes du Grand Lachute : 450-562-7122

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCentre la Colombe : 819-326-4779

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCentre de femmes les unes et les autres : 450-432-5642

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCentre Rayon de femmes : 450-437-0890

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextSignée femmes : 819-275-5455

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextLa Mouvance : 450-472-7245

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCentre de femmes Liber’elles : 450-594-0556

For all resources in domestic and family violence in the Laurentians, consult the Intervention guide and resources for dealing with domestic and family violence (for caseworkers) or one of the tools (checklist) below. 

V.I.G.I.E – Violence. Intervention. Gestion (management). Immediate. Ensemble (together).

Rapid intervention unit for the prevention of domestic violence homicides in the Laurentians

V.I.G.I.E – Violence. Intervention. Gestion (management). Immediate. Ensemble (together).

V.I.G.I.E is a rapid intervention unit, commonly called a crisis unit, that acts to prevent domestic violence homicides in the Laurentians. It brings together various professionals working across the entire Laurentian territory who are committed to the safety of victims of domestic violence, their children and the people around them. The CISSS des Laurentides is an active member of this unit.

What does V.I.G.I.E do?

Mobilizing V.I.G.I.E enables the various community and intersectoral partners to rapidly take concerted action to prevent domestic violence homicides (conjugal/family) with the goal of ensuring the safety of victims and those around them, as well as of the alleged violent offenders.

To get help, whether you are experiencing a situation of domestic violence or are worried about a loved one, call Info-Social 811, option 2.

Note that only a counsellor or professional can request the crisis unit intervention. The Info-Social counsellors provide the support required by the situation. They will call in the V.I.G.I.E crisis unit if needed.

For all emergency situations requiring immediate intervention, call 911. 


Tools for dealing with domestic and family violence developed for the Laurentian region

These three tools were produced by the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux (CISSS) des Laurentides. 

Separating : Démarre le chargement du fichierSurvival guide (in French only) 

Booklet with information about separating from a romantic partner, produced by the domestic and family violence coordination groups in the Rivière-du-Nord and Mirabel-Nord, Deux-Montagnes and Mirabel-Sud, Thérèse-De Blainville and Argenteuil.

Protect your privacy and communicate in complete safety

INSPQ : /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Domestic violence media kit (in French only)

Secrétariat à la condition féminine : /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextDomestic violence

Women with a disability and domestic violence:

It's not violent

Psychosocial intervention tool for victims of domestic violence living in situation of vulnerability


Training available

Provincial domestic violence training: CONNAÎTRE, DÉTECTER, INTERVENIR (Know, Detect, Intervene)

This training is directed at psychosocial workers in the healthcare and social services network, as well as counsellors in community organizations and other intersectoral partners. 

The Centre de recherche appliquée en intervention psychosociale (CRAIP) provincial training on homicide risk assessment and management

This training course is open to all staff who meet the requirements of prior academic training. The training lasts 45 minutes online, followed by 2 days in person or by videoconference.

Community or intersectoral partners who would like to sign up for this CRAIP course should contact Josiane Jacques, administrative officer in the Direction des programmes santé mentale, dépendance et services psychosociaux généraux adulte at 

  • Two places per group are reserved for external partners.

For more domestic and family violence training options, see the Intervention guide and resources for dealing with domestic and family violence (in French only).  

Local Domestic and/or Family Violence Roundtables

There are 6 intersectoral domestic and family violence roundtables in the Laurentians. These autonomous partnership groups mobilize a wide range of local players in a common process of analysis, collaboration and action to protect women, children and other vulnerable people from domestic and/or family violence.

Details about these regional roundtables:

To learn more, see the Overview of intersectoral domestic and family violence mobilization in the CISSS des Laurentides territory (in French only).


Info-Social at 811, option 2


SOS domestic violence at 1-800-363-9010

Resource person at the CISSS des Laurentides

Jolaine Franche-Lacoursière

Agente de planification, de programmation et de recherche
Domestic violence resource person
Direction des programmes Santé mentale, dépendance et services psychosociaux généraux adulte