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Gathering evidence checklist

Personal

Journal
Calendar
Photographs
Abuse checklist
Chronological, detailed written history of abuse
Financial information (yours and your ex-partner’s)
Utility bills, mortgage, line-of-credit information, Revenue Canada

Technology

If your ex-partner uses technology a lot to monitor and harass you, use the Identifying Technology Abuse chart to document this evidence:

Facebook postings
Other social media
Emails
Text messages
Telephone messages

Police

Record of 911 call(s)
Police incident report(s)

Criminal court

Criminal charge sheet(s)
Crown disclosure package
Bail conditions
Reasons for judgment or sentence or comments made by judge verifying abuse
Terms of probation
Peace bond
Evidence of previous charges or convictions
Transcripts of any 911 calls you or your children made

Medical

Family doctor notes and files
Hospital emergency room reports
Sexual assault/domestic violence care centre records

Community

Letters or evidence attached to an affidavit from:

Neighbours
Religious leader
Therapist or counsellor

Children

Children’s teacher(s), school
Children’s daycare worker or babysitter
Children’s coach(es), instructors, etc.
CAS records or contracts or confirmation that file was not opened or has been closed
Transcripts of interviews with children
Children’s doctors, dentist

Workplace

Internal-incident reports
Co-workers
Supervisor
No trespassing letter
Security recordings

Other

Evidence or letters from previous or subsequent partners of your abusive ex-partner

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