We are a registered charity that has been in existence since 1981, led by a Board of Directors with varied backgrounds and professional expertise. We provide support, education and advocacy to young people who are victims or witnesses of abuse or crime, and their families, in Waterloo Region and Guelph and Wellington County.
With only 20% of our overall funding from government sources, the balance needs to be raised in the community on an annual basis. The value of community, caring and compassion shines brightly when we partner together. A huge thanks to all our donors, funders, supporters and volunteers who support us throughout the year, opening your hearts and helping to make a difference in the lives of young people. We are so incredibly grateful and together, we are stronger!
Recent Funding Supporters
The Astley Family Foundation has generously provided the agency with funding in 2021 to be used where needed most.
Thank you, City of Cambridge, for your generous support! You’ve helped us to continue meeting the needs of young people in Cambridge, and their families, through our trauma-informed programs. Your investment will improve the trajectory of their lives towards strong futures.
Thank you, Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation! You have helped us to provide critical support to children and youth in our community. As we push forward, young victims in Cambridge and North Dumfries will know that what happened to them does not define them or their future.
We are so grateful for the City of Guelph and their support of our Child Witness Program clients from Guelph and Wellington County!
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has been a long-time supporter of our work in the community, particularly in Woolwich Township. Perhaps most visibly, especially to anyone who has attended a Pancake Lunch in the past, the EMSF has provided in-kind donations of maple syrup for our annual event for many years!
Thank you to the Guelph Community Foundation for providing support to five young people and their families in Guelph and Wellington County through our Child Witness Program.
Thank you, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and your generous funders, for your amazing support in 2021! It is because of you that we are able to provide our specialized, trauma informed services to over 30 more young victims in Waterloo Region.
We’re grateful for Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and all their donor designated funders who supported us in 2020! You have impacted the lives of vulnerable young people in our community.
The May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo is a long-time supporter of the Child Witness Centre. Your continued support means so much and will help our team provide tailored supports to at least one young female in Kitchener-Waterloo this year.
Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, for your generous support! You have helped build our resilience against the impacts of COVID-19, as we create a safer and heathier community for young people and their families.
To the Rotary Club of Cambridge-Sunrise: thank you for your support to help more than three young people in Cambridge through either the investigative or criminal court process.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora for investing in the potential of young people by funding our 2022 Youth Symposium! This will benefit over 1,300 Grade 8 students from Guelph and Wellington County.
Septimatech Group Inc. has been a consistent supporter of our work at the agency, most recently contributing to our 2021 Spring Appeal Campaign. Thank you for being a corporate champion for young people locally!
Thank you to SVP Teens – we were absolutely delighted to be the chosen charity in 2020! We are so impressed by the capable young people of this group.
We are so thankful for our close relationship with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, who have generously supported the agency on an annual basis as well as contributed to many of our recent events and campaigns.
The Zonta Club of Guelph has provided funding in support of our Child Witness Program clients in Guelph and Wellington County. We are so grateful!
Thank you to the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo for your continued support to three young women in Kitchener-Waterloo through the criminal justice process.