What is abuse and assault?

Abuse is an attempt to control the behaviour of another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable. Assault is a physical attack on another person.

Prince Edward Island Resources



Phone: 9-1-1

Canadian Red Cross

Violence, bullying and abuse prevention education, training and services.

62 Prince Street

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4R2

Phone: (902) 628-6262


Charlottetown Police Service


Police Headquarters

10 Kirkwood Drive

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 2T3

Phone: (902) 629-4172


Connect PEI

Connect PEI is a program run by the East Prince Women’s Information Centre (EPWIC) that created a report between 2011 and 2014 to learn more about cyber-violence. They published their report in December 2016.


Summerside, PE  

Phone: 902-436-9856

Connect PEI

Family Violence Prevention

Premier's Action Committee

Child and Family Services Division

Sherwood Business Centre, 161 St. Peters Road

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6712


Island Help Line

24 hour, bilingual and confidential telephone service that provides information, support or help to Islanders who are in a crisis.

Toll Free: 1-800-218-2885

Kensington Police Department

55 Victoria Street East

Kensington, PE   C0B 1M0

Phone: (902) 836-4499


PEI Family Violence Prevention Services

Phone: 894-3354, ext 221


PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre

1 Rochford Street

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N3

Phone: (902) 566-1864 / Toll Free: 1-866-566-1864


Summerside Police Department


270 Foundry St

Summerside, PE   C1N 1G1

Phone: (902) 432-1201


The RCMP in Prince Edward Island

If you require immediate assistance, please call 911


Victim Services

Confidential services to victims of violence, or any other crime. A person can access Victim Services whether the police have been called or not. (902) 368-4582 (Charlottetown) (902) 888-8218 (Summerside)

Canadian Resources

Kids Help Phone

Toll Free: 1-800-668-6868