Embrave, Agency to End Violence


Embrave - Agency to End Violence is an anti-violence organization providing shelter, counselling and advocacy supports for women, Two-Spirit, gender queer, trans and non-binary folks and their children experiencing any form of violence in the Region of Peel and beyond. We provide supports and services to survivors with or without children.

We understand that survivors’ experiences of violence are compounded by intersecting forms of racism and oppression. Embrave is a low barrier organization that is committed to ending gender-based violence by acknowledging and addressing the multitude of barriers facing folks who have experienced violence and by providing crisis intervention and a range of supports and services.

Embrave’s definition of gender-based violence includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, cyber violence; physical, emotional and financial violence; stalking; structural and systemic violence, such as racism, colonialism, classism, transphobia, homophobia, sanism, islamophobia, nationalism and ableism.

Our programs include:

• 24-Hour Emergency Shelters
• 24-Hour Crisis Support Lines
• Community Support and Outreach Program supports survivors living in the community who have or are experiencing violence
• Central Intake Line provides coordinated access to Transitional Housing Supports in Peel Region
• Sexual Violence Counselling Support Program
• Public Education Program
• Lead Agency for the Peel Committee Against Women Abuse (PCAWA)

Phone: 905-403-9691
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Ages Served: Over 16 if not seeking services with their parent.
Fees: Free
Hours: Crisis Line and Shelter Program is operational 27 hours 7 days a week. Community Outreach Program is operational Monday - Thursday 9:00am-8:30pm, Friday 9:00am-4:30am
Languages: English, French, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dutch, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese, Other
Regions Served: Peel
Type of Service: Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW), Shelter/Housing Support
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Women/girls (trans inclusive), Open to All Races, Trans, Open to All Genders and Sexualities


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
ASL: Available upon request
Childcare: Childminding
Food: Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: Reimbursements available upon request
Alcohol: No
Other Access Info:
Embrave works within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, disability justice, sex work positive and harm reduction framework.