Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

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About VPGB

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is made up of over 30 member organizations from the justice, corrections, child welfare, violence against women, education and social service sectors, working in Grey, Bruce, Nawash, Saugeen and Owen Sound collaborate to end prevent violence in all its forms.

⇓ Download the VPGB Strategic Plan
It outlines specific work that the committee and subcommittees will be involved with over the next 3 years.

quick facts

  • Founded in 1997
  • Currently 30 member organizations on board
  • Serves all of Grey/Bruce
  • Founding member of the Building a Bigger Wave Provincial Network to End Violence Against Women.

mission

We are a community committee committed to effective collaboration and a proactive response to end violence in Grey and Bruce Counties.

vision

Our vision is an inclusive community where all people live their lives free from all forms of violence and oppression and have equal access to the best of what the community has to offer.

We are leading the way to a safer community by:

Engaging all citizens

Everyone has a role to play in ending violence and abuse – and every action counts. Learn more about how neighbours, friends and families can recognize the signs of abuse and provide support at www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca . Workplaces, employers and co-workers have an important role and you can find resources at www.makeitourbusiness.ca . VPGB member organizations are here to help as well – with services, supports and expertise.

Education & training

VPGB members offer a broad range of training on abuse related topics and violence prevention at home, in the workplace and in the community. We provide custom training on workplace violence for employees, managers and organizations and free trainings on senior and elder abuse. VPGB leads the way with high quality workshops and presentations on prevention, collaboration and collective impact. Contact us for more information.

Coordinating our community response

VPGB focuses on building a common agenda and practical tools to end violence and abuse in our community. Our Community Response Protocol on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence coordinates services and supports in Grey Bruce. We recognize that working together is critical for victim safety and offender accountability. VPGB is a founding member of the provincial Building a Bigger Wave Network that is coordinating communities across the province to end violence and abuse www.buildingabiggerwave.org. We are currently building a community response to elder abuse through our Elder Abuse Network project.

Conducting research

Violence and abuse are complex social issues and research provides us with direction and strategies. VPGB has a proud record of innovative research that recognizes the unique needs of rural communities. Our Community Report Cards on Domestic Abuse, and the No Wrong Door report on mental health, addictions and abuse are available on this site.

Leading the way to a safe community.