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1 ANNUAL REPORT College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2J3 Phone: Fax: Victim Services Toronto provides immediate crisis response, intervention, and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies.

2 Annual Report Ellen Young, Outgoing Chair & Bonnie Levine, Executive Director We are very pleased to deliver the Annual Report to Victim Services Toronto s (VST) membership. It has been a busy and productive year for all the core programs and services as well as the new projects and initiatives. High Risk Support Service (formerly known as DVERS and Support Link Programs) received some disappointing news in the third quarter of the fiscal year. ADT had been supplying personal panic alarm buttons, free of charge, to victims of domestic violence across Canada since In November 2012 ADT advised agencies that effective January 1, 2013 it would no longer be able to supply these alarms/panic buttons (known as DVERS alarms) free of charge, due to its separation from the parent company Tyco International. While the DVERS alarms provided limited protection to victims, the alarms gave victims an important level of comfort, safety and peace of mind. High Risk Support Service went on to investigate newer technology to better help keep domestic violence victims safe. A $10,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Toronto was secured to pilot ten GPS portable alarm systems. The pilot is slated to begin January During the fiscal year, the Victim Crisis Response Program assisted 18,279 individuals affected by crime and sudden unexpected tragedy. Crisis Counsellors and volunteers provided on-scene crisis intervention, practical assistance, safety planning and community debriefings 1,277 times throughout the year. VST sustained its ability to provide services in over 35 different languages. A few of the languages represented in the new volunteer and staff recruits were: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, French, Korean, and Russian. The Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) continued to provide intensive support services to victims of major violent crimes such as aggravated assault causing bodily harm, domestic violence; sexual assault, hate crimes, and families of homicide victims. In the fiscal year the program assisted close to 1,200 individual, linking them to services such as grief counselling, social work services, child care, transportation and financial resources for crime scene clean up, emergency home repairs, and funeral expenses.

3 T.E.A.R. (Teens Ending Abusive Relationships) has had a very successful year, delivering 150 workshops in more than 90 High & Middle Schools throughout Toronto. In the fiscal year, T.E.A.R. reached more than 10,000 students. T.E.A.R. s Youth Leaders were busy all year revising and delivering workshops, and welcomed six new leaders into their fold. Some of the highlights from the T.E.A.R evaluation include: 100% of students rated the workshop excellent to very good at informing that any type of verbal, sexual or physical abuse is not ok; 96% of students indicated that the workshop had been good or excellent at helping them to have healthy relationships in the future; 100% of teachers indicated that the T.E.A.R. Presentation was effective. The Scarborough Family Justice Initiative began its operations in the third quarter of the fiscal year. with two-years of funding from Justice Canada. The project operates out of Toronto Police Service s 41 Division, and a variety of local community agencies such as Mid-Scarborough Hub and Kennedy Employment Services. The project is designed to address the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children where charges are laid or a warrant sought. Referrals to SFJI began on February 1, To date, of the 184 cases that met the threshold for the project, 96 have accepted assistance from the SFJI. Results from the first phase of the formal evaluation are beginning to demonstrate very positive results for clients and the Justice system as a whole. We look forward to reporting these results in detail in the near future. In closing, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers, staff, community partners, donors, supporters, funders and stakeholders for your incredible contributions to Victim Services Toronto. Ellen Young Outgoing Chair Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding aimed at helping victims of family violence. Bonnie Levine Executive Director

4 Summary of Financial Statement For the fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013 Revenues Attorney General Grant 700, ,512 Attorney General Grant VQRP 148, ,230 City of Toronto Grant 171, ,945 Grant funding - other 29, ,917 Donations 163, ,069 Fundraising and other 156, ,359 Interest Income 2,448 4,921 Total Revenue 1,372,129 1,495,953 Expenses Salaries & benefits 1,158,150 1,260,643 Administration 10,722 13,120 Amortization 2,819 3,161 Bank & payroll charges 7,841 9,479 Board Expenses 2,183 3,487 Board Insurance 7,296 7,215 Books & directories 1, Family justice project 3,017 Fundraising 46,688 61,453 Office & other 6,743 6,050 Professional fees 112,546 27,899 Program materials 5,591 8,153 Publicity 10,438 11,086 Staff training 3,042 16,520 Volunteer recognition event 10,970 12,793 Volunteer expenses 10,319 9,793 Total Expenses 1,401,048 1,460,148 Excess of revenues over expenses -28,919 35,805 Net Assets Beginning of Year 408, ,157 Net Assets End of Year 379, ,962

5 Summary of Financial Statement For the fiscal Year ending March 31, 2013

6 Board of Directors 2014 Executive Officers Jonathan Maier, Chair Associate, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP Onaiza Ahmed, Vice Chair Senior Manager, Chief Accountant s Dept., TD Bank Group Christopher Jones, CA, CFA, Treasurer Vice President, Duff and Phelps Canada Josette Drummond, Corporate Secretary Teacher, Downtown Montessori Gail Bocknek Retired, Business Proprietor Francisco Juarez Human Resource Analyst, TD Bank Michael Kalmar President & Owner, Old Mill Inn & Spa Kathryn Kirkpatrick Partner, Borden, Ladner Gervaise Nick Migliore, M.B.A. President & Owner, Reilly Security Roger Petersen Anchor, City News Paula Silver President, P.S. I Love You Foundation Tony Vella Police Constable, Toronto Police Service Directors

7 The Year in Pictures

8 The Year in Pictures

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