Providing caring response to those in crisis. Supporting victims of crime and tragic circumstance. Facilitating long-term solutions.


North Simcoe Victim Services (NSVS) provides assistance for victims of crime, tragic circumstance, or disaster; 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Offering emotional support and practical assistance, NSVS is a community-based charitable organization where specially-trained volunteers help with a victim’s immediate needs and provide referrals to existing community services if longer-term care is required.


NSVS started with a steering committee of four in 1997, and has since grown to become an organization the community can depend on when it comes to victim crisis services. The steering committee expanded to a Board in 1998, and after many hours of work and dedication to research, the organization was ready to train its first two classes volunteer crisis responders in the spring of 1999. The first 45 volunteers graduated with Commissioner Gwen Boniface present in June of that year, and began their first victim crisis services shifts on the July 1st Canada Day long weekend. For a detailed overview of the history of victim services in Canada, click here.