Violence against women

Violence against women


Mission Statements

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Women’s Counselling Centre
The Women’s Counselling Centre is a client centered therapeutic environment providing holistic counselling from a feminist perspective. Our clients are women in Peel Region who have experienced any form of abuse. We provide counselling, psycho educational groups, legal support and client advocacy.

Vision Statement
Within the next five years, the Women’s Counselling Centre will be a strong resource in the community for women who have experienced abuse. We will do this by providing preventative education, counselling support, advocacy and resources related to violence against women.

Values Statements
Safety and Security: We believe that all people have the right to be safe.
Respect and Dignity: We believe that all people have value and we will treat them with respect and dignity.
Compassion: We believe that a basic need of all people is compassion. We will provide a caring environment where women can heal, learn and grow.
Client Centred Approach: We believe that people are their own experts. Our services recognize the woman’s strengths and choices. We will empower women to work towards their goals.
Anti Racism / Anti Oppression: We believe in equality for all people. We will empower women to live free of racism and oppression.
Holistic Care: We believe that people are comprised of body, mind and spirit. We strive to deliver care that gives attention to each of these areas.
Spiritual Care: We believe that it is important for people to nurture their spirituality. We encourage women to be actively involved in the spiritual and religious practices of their choice.
Excellence: We believe that it is important for us to strive for excellence. We will do this by establishing measurable goals and objectives and by evaluating results.
Integrity: We believe that it is essential to be honest and trustworthy. As a professional team we work together in accountability incorporating these values.
Ethics: We believe that it is important for us to work within established ethical practices in everything that we do.
Relevance: We believe that our programs are to be relevant to the needs in our community.
Co-Operation: We believe that it is important for us to work in cooperation and partnership with other community agencies.