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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 domestic violence

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

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. 

Women's shelters

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

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/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

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

A coordinated campaign to counter domestic violence

The Laurentian region has six intersectoral domestic and family violence coordination groups. These independent partnership groups mobilize many players in the field, coordinating analysis and action to protect women, children and other vulnerable people from domestic violence.

Every year, the CISSS des Laurentides financially supports many domestic and family violence projects developed by the regional partners through non-recurring sums granted by the Ministry of Health (MSSS).

The Government of Quebec has reiterated its efforts to counter this problem by implementing the latest Government Action Plan on Domestic Violence 2018-2023, bringing together 56 new or improved actions to pursue and intensify the fight against domestic violence.