Victim Services Toronto: Supporting Victims of Crime and Sudden Tragedy

Victim Services Toronto (VST) provides trauma-informed support and advocacy in the moment for any person in Toronto who has experienced a crime or sudden tragedy. It also works to prevent violence through community engagement. Its vision is to create a thriving community where people are safe, supported, and empowered.

Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, VST is the only agency providing immediate on-scene support to victims of crime and sudden tragedy. Last year, VST helped more than 17,000 victims with 75% of its work focused on gender-based violence. This includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

With the support of The Krawczyk Family Foundation, VST is helping thousands of survivors as they move forward with their lives, free from violence and abuse.

Photo Credit: Victim Services Toronto