Statement of Philosophy

Our Philosophy

  1. All victims have rights, including access to fair and reasonable assistance.
  2. Assistance should meet cultural and linguistic needs.
  3. Prevention is a primary component of victim services and supports.
  4. Gender-based assistance will be available when requested by victims of sexual assault.
  5. Communities have a primary responsibility for the well-being of their people.
  6. The services and supports will respect and build upon existing community strengths and structures, as well as those of the individual.
  7. All aspects of holistic healing are recognized, allowing clients to participate in the healing process of their choice.
  8. Clients have the right to accept, deny or postpone offers of service.
  9. All services and supports will be flexible and supportive.
  10. All services and supports will undergo a prescribed review process to ensure they are appropriate.