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2024 Pancake Lunch: A Great Success!

It was wonderful to welcome over 425 guests at St. George Banquet Hall on…

Campaign Launch Makes the Media!

We are grateful for some wonderful media coverage in November! This came as we…

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NEW! 1,000 Challenge

Join in our mission to support all child victims of abuse and crime in our community!…

We supported over 1,261 children and youth, and their caregivers, in Waterloo Region, Guelph, and Wellington County this past year alone.

With over 200 young people on our waitlist, there has never been a more urgent time to donate. Every child victim deserves our critical support.

What is it like for the children we support? Laura Cook sheds some light in this video.

“The support of Child Witness Centre for me was… lifesaving.” - Past client

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The vision of the Child Witness Centre is a community where children and youth are safe, valued and heard, empowering them towards strong futures.

A new coat of paint to freshen things up! Huge thanks to Dennis Koebel and Nelu Banda who recently volunteered to paint at the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC).The three rooms pictured are the spaces we use most at the CYAC, when meeting with children and youth, and their caregivers, during investigations of abuse and crime. A clean and welcoming environment goes a long way, as we shed light and provide comfort in difficult circumstances. Along with these three rooms, Dennis and Nelu painted two hallways, two interview rooms, and another room used by Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region and Waterloo Regional Police Service.Dennis shared, "We felt honoured to deploy 7 gallons of paint to spruce the place up. This centre brings justice for children and being able to assist in this way was our pleasure."Thank you, Dennis and Nelu, for your generous gift of time and talent! ... See MoreSee Less
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As a local non-profit serving child victims of crime, we rely heavily on the support of our community. The generosity of service clubs is key for our collective success, as has been true throughout our history. A wonderful example is the $10,000 we received from the Optimist Club of Stanley Park earlier this year! They heard about the launch of our #childvictimscantwait campaign, and were compelled to join in our mission to overcome our waitlist for kids and their families. #thankyouLearn about our major campaign: childwitness.com/child-victims-cant-wait/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are grateful for the generous support of Astley Family Foundation, and our shared passion to help local youth reach their full potential. It is critical for young victims of assault and other crimes to be heard and equipped for healing and positive mental health. They should not have to navigate their trauma and the justice system alone. With our help, their coping skills, wellbeing, and confidence will grow for strong outcomes. #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
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#HappyEaster weekend, to everyone who is celebrating!

May you enjoy a wonderful time with loved ones, which might include a good meal, an egg hunt, or getting outdoors.

For Christians, Easter brings monumental significance. May you experience hope, peace, and joy in your faith.

#Sextortion – Save, print and share this poster to help everyone recognize sextortion when they see it. To access resources and report this crime, visit https://www.cybertip.ca/en/

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