If you are leaving your home to escape domestic violence, try to take these items with you:

Identification for you and for each of your children:

– Birth Certificate

– Citizenship paper

– Passport

– Health card

– Driver’s license

– Social Insurance Card

– Marriage certificate

– Custody papers

Other Needs

– Credit cards

– Bank cards

– Bank statements

– Police reports

– Proof of cohabitation (if your abuser was residing with you) such as a lease, mortgage documents, utility or other bills with the abuser’s name on the address

– Any medications that you or your children require

– Something comforting for your children, such as a toy or a favourite blanket