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Victim Services of
Waterloo Region

Resourceful Links

Children and Family Services Links

The following links are provided to victims and the general public in obtaining additional information and assistance on victimization issues. Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to:


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Volunteers providing a positive influence and role model to a youth from our community between the ages of 6 and 16 years old.


Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children, and prevent child victimization through a number of programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, educators, child-serving organizations, law enforcement, and other parties.


Missing Children Society of Canada
The first site in the world to link the entire missing children resources of a nation in one central location. The site contains pictures of missing children provided by the RCMP Missing Children’s Registry and an extensive reference library dedicated to the location and prevention of missing children everywhere.


Child Find Canada
Assists in the search for missing children, and educates the public on child safety. Also acts as an advocate for the rights of children.


Child Witness Centre
Assists children involved in the criminal justice system as witnesses.
Canada’s National Tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.


For families with disabled children living at home – workshops, respite and other programs.


Families of Missing Adults
The guidebook provides information for families about working with police, increasing awareness through the media, protecting oneself when reaching out to the public, and taking care of family members while living with a disappearance.


Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region
Protects children from physical and emotional harm, offers assistance to families hoping to create a better life for themselves.


New Parent Resource Guide/School Age Resource Guide
A unique opportunity for parents to access vital parenting information when they need it most. Offers timely editorial and tips, as well as an up-to-date LOCAL and NATIONAL directory, for parents of children, 0-18 years. Written and edited by the top parenting experts in the country. Contains an up-to-date list of businesses and organizations that offer PROGRAMS, PRODUCTS, and SERVICES for families.


Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
Responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public’s interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual care funds, and dealing with dissolved corporations.


The Kids Help Line
Bilingual and anonymous counselling, referral and information service for children and teens.


The Parent Help Line
Information, support and referrals for parents.