Ontario Expanding Supports for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human TraffickingPublished on June 14, 2021
The government is investing $5 million over two years to enhance services and supports available to victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking through the new Victim Support Grant (VSG) program.
The new VSG grant bolsters our strategy to combat human trafficking, and support victims of intimate partner violence.
This grant provides our police services and community partners with funding they need to develop new or enhance services, supports and resources that will strengthen local prevention efforts and help protect victims and survivors.
Victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking require specialized supports and services that are tailored to their unique needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on victims of intimate partner violence and human trafficking and has interrupted the accessibility of services and supports for survivors and victims who face increased isolation and vulnerability.
The program will support prevention for those at risk, and help more victims and survivors get the services they need where and when they need them.