• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Expanding Supports for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

June 14, 2021

TORONTO - The Ontario 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 grant will help police and communities improve services to help meet victims’ needs. “Our government is protecting and supporting victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “That is why we continue to provide our police services and community partners with the funding they need to develop new or enhance services, supports and resources that will strengthen local prevention efforts and help protect victims and survivors.” All municipal and First Nation police services, as well as the Ontario Provincial Police can apply for funding through the VSG program. Successful applicants will be able to use the grant funding to support a variety of projects and initiatives, such as:

  • Developing multisectoral teams to support specialized intervention in suspected instances of intimate partner violence or human trafficking;