Community and Provincial Resources

Community Resources

Child Witness Centre
* Court support, preparation, and accompaniments to children who have been victims or witnesses of crimes

Community Justice Initiatives
* Peer support groups for men and women healing from sexual trauma

Crown Attorney's Office
* Prosecutes criminal offences, assesses safety, and acts in the interest of the community. They can listen to survivor's needs but they are not the survivor's lawyer.

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region)
* Group treatment program which provides therapeutic services for cases of child sexual abuse (16 years of age and under)

Mosaic Counselling & Family Services
* Individual and group counselling
* Houses the Family Violence Project

Waterloo Regional Police Service
* Major Case Unit receives and investigates sexual assault reports
* Victim's Services Unit provides information and support to victims of crime

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
* Support and medical services for women who are being hurt or abused by their partner
* Short-term counselling and medical services for people who have been recently sexually assaulted

Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
* Shelter for women 16 years of age or over, with or without their children, who are experiencing any form of abuse in an intimate or familial relationship

Wilmot Family Resource Centre - Family Violence Prevention Program
* Individual and group support for women who have experienced family violence in New Hamburg and Wellesley

Woolwich Community Services - Family Violence Prevention Program
* Individual and group support for women who have experienced family violence in Woolwich and area

Victim/Witness Assistance Program
* Information and support to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process

Provincial Resources

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
* Financial compensation to victims of violent crimes and their families who qualify in Ontario

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
* Information on sexual assault services across Ontario

Status Updates on Incarcerated Offenders

Victim Support Line (Provincial)
* Victims can access information about provincially sentenced offenders and register for automated notification when an offender’s status changes

Victim Services Unit (Federal)
* Victims can access information about federally sentenced offenders and register for automated notification when an offender’s status changes