Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our core values embody a victim’s right to ACCESS to support services
We are allies for individuals who have been victimized. We provide the resources they need, when they need them. We also amplify their voices at the community level to break-down barriers to support services; and at the system level to decrease disproportionate representation of marginalized populations in victimization statistics.
A value that informs both internal and external relationships, collaboration means listening and evolving together while supporting each other for the sake of a collective goal. We know our networks makes us stronger and better able to serve our stakeholders, so we seek to build win-win partnerships at all times.
We believe those who have been victimized are less traumatized when they are empowered on the path of recovery. To this end, we create a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where our clients and their families are treated with dignity, compassion, confidentiality and respect. From our first meeting, our team provides the resources necessary for our clients to take the lead in a customized action plan.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Operating on the traditional land of the Anishinaabek, VSSC respects and honours the diverse histories, languages, cultures and experiences of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and First Peoples of our jurisdiction. We extend this respect to the full diversity in our community, acknowledging the history of discrimination in Canada, and committing to an inclusive environment that brings together the diverse perspectives of our clients, volunteers, staff, funders, partners and community members.
We hold ourselves accountable to a standard that consistently exceeds the expectations of those we serve. We demonstrate this continuous-improvement commitment by providing our stakeholders with multiple opportunities to provide feedback and input regarding program development.
Supportive & Healthy Work Environment
VSSC strives to create a positive work culture that respects the unique attributes and perspectives that each employee and volunteer bring to their role here. We also value their personal and professional growth and are committed to providing a meaningful and rewarding experience during our time together.
- Barrie Police Service
- Ontario Provincial Police (local detachments)
- Huronia West
- Southern Georgian Bay
- South Simcoe Police Service
VSSC is a registered Canadian charity governed locally by a dedicated team of volunteer community leaders, who each serve for a maximum of two 3-year terms. For those interested in joining our Board, please contact Executive Director Marie McCallum for more information.
Board of Directors
“I would have been found a long time ago": Ontario advocates support for human trafficking bill
– Global News, May 20, 2021
Ontario enhancing supports for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in Toronto
The Ontario government is investing $500,000 in Victim Services Toronto’s new Exit Route program to help ensure victims and survivors of human trafficking and intimate partner violence are more quickly and seamlessly connected to the supports and services they need
Ontario Supporting Victims of Crime – Ontario, November 8, 2021
The Ontario government is ensuring victims of crime and their families have access to supports when and where they need them.