About Victim Services of Durham

Land Acknowledgement

Victim Services of Durham Region is situated on lands within the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Anishinaabeg and the signatories of the Williams Treaties. This includes the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Hiawatha, Curve Lake, Alderville, the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Rama and Beausoleil First Nations. We are committed to understanding the truth of our shared history through ally-ship with First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Innu and all Indigenous Peoples and challenging the legacies of colonialism within ourselves, our organization, and society at large. This means a commitment to take action beyond acknowledgement.

About Us

We are a team of crisis intervention counsellors, prevention facilitators, advocates, students and volunteers who are committed to helping people in Durham Region who have experienced the unthinkable.

We are there when support is needed most

In the minutes, hours and days following a tragedy, we’re there. We help those who have lost a loved one, been a victim of a crime or trafficking, experienced online exploitation or who are leaving an abusive relationship. Watch our video to learn more about what we do.

What we believe in

Our vision:

A safe community where people are supported, empowered, and thriving.

Our mission:

We work to prevent violence through awareness and education. We collaborate with community agencies to provide rapid, trauma-informed support and advocacy for every person in Durham who has experienced crime or sudden tragedy.

Our amazing partners

Helping us reach more people to make a bigger impact.

Community Awards

Attorney General Victim Service
Awards of Distinction 2022
Community Builders
Award 2022

We can't do it alone

As a registered charity with a growing caseload, we need your help. Become a monthly donor and make sure everyone gets the support they need.


Contact us

Victim Services of Durham Region
605 Rossland Rd. E., Box 911 Whitby ON L1N 0B8
(905) 721-4226
1 (888) 579-1520 ext. 3400

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