Abuse Is Wrong In Any Culture: for First Nations and Métis people

What if I decide to leave?

Whether you decide to stay or to leave, make an Emergency Plan.

Why? Because once a person who is abusive knows that his or her partner is even thinking of leaving, the violence and abuse can increase. Research shows that leaving and the time just after that are very dangerous times for women in particular. And as the violence usually gets worse, you may at some point have no real choice but to leave quickly.

Think carefully about how you can leave.

The better you prepare, the easier the transition will be for you and your children. For example, you may need a Court Order for protection before you leave.

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