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!
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Recent Funding Supporters
The Astley Family Foundation wonderfully provided our agency with funding in 2021 to be used where needed most. This goes a long way in supporting local child and youth victims towards a better tomorrow.
We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation! The funding we received in 2022 ensures at least 22 local youth will experience hope, healing, and wellbeing. We will journey with them through the criminal justice system, providing trauma-informed supports towards strong futures.
Every child and youth victim in our community deserves support towards greater mental health, resiliency, and wellbeing. As such, we are grateful to be a 2022 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant recipient, to help our work to continue!
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 grateful for the support of City of Guelph towards helping young victims and their families. Together, we are making a difference!
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, Guelph Community Foundation, for providing critical support to five children and youth who are victims or witnesses of crime in Guelph and Wellington County. Through early intervention, these young people and their families will experience greater wellbeing and stronger futures.
We are grateful for Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and their fundholders, for caring about children and youth who need our help in the community! The gifts we have received in 2022 will support many more local young victims and witnesses of abuse and crime.
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.
KW Sertoma Club began supporting our work 30 years ago, prompted by their desire to help sexually abused children. Their generosity continues to this day, with the constant belief that young victims deserve a brighter future.
Thank you, May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, for your generosity towards helping local young victims and their families. Your support aids in ensuring no barrier exists on their journey towards a brighter future.
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.
Thank you, Rotary Club of Cambridge (Preston & Hespeler), for ensuring at least one young victim in Cambridge, and their family, receives the support they need. You have made a positive impact in changing their life trajectory for the better.
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.
We are grateful for the continued generosity of the Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora! Your financial gift has gone towards helping young people, and their families, to experience brighter futures.
Septimatech Group Inc. has been a consistent supporter of our work at the agency, most recently as a “Fortieth Sponsor” for our 2022 Pancake Lunch. 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.