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ABOUT US 

The ONVSP is an umbrella organization made up of 41 unique Victim Service locations with the goal of providing support and a network of information as well as directing the unified voice of Victim Services to better advance victim rights through advocacy.

VICTIM SERVICES

VCAO Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario or Victim Services organizations came from humble beginnings as simple referral agencies and now 35 years later, evolved to become trusted pillars within our communities and an integral part of Ontario’s Emergency Services.

 

These victim service professionals have been providing support and practical assistance for victims of crime and victims of tragic circumstances; using their collective expertise and frontline experience, they have helped victims cope with trauma and navigate the network of social service agencies, the justice system, and health care services. Victim Services has evolved and changed as a sector to meet the growing needs of victims.
 

VCAO sites have been led by Executive staff and Boards who made an emotional investment in the idea of equal rights and services to all victims in Ontario and have been focused on making that ideal a reality. We are a sector of victim experts serving all victims of crime and tragic circumstance without prejudice; we have organized under the Ontario Network of Victim Service Providers. United we share a vision for a victim-centered, integrated, and effective victim service system. We have leveraged our collective expertise to push change for the sake of victims despite the impact on our services and staff.

VQRP+

The Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) is an administrative program designed to support victims directly, their immediate family members, and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of violent crimes by providing short-term financial support with essential expenses in order to lessen the impact of the crime, enhance safety, and meet immediate practical needs arising from the commission of the crime.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

 

 

  • Inclusivity What separates us from any other victim organization is our ability to help victims of any race, creed, gender or sexual orientation. 

  • Advocacy - We have taken the fight to the government and fight daily to improve the lives and rights of every victim.

  • Professionally trained- Our staff is passionate and highly trained. We believe that in order to provide the best help possible, we must keep up to date with all training and courses. Our training gives us the ability to tackle difficult situations in a multitude of ways that other victim crisis organizations just couldn't. 

  • Partners- Unlike the rest of the social services system you aren't just another number to us. We recognize that your an individual with unique needs and recovery is deeply personal and happens in your own time. We are uniquely positioned to be able to stay with you throughout your recovery. We work with you to create a personalized plan and stay with you every step of the way. 

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