Our vision is to eradicate sexual violence.

We are part of a global community of women and we commit to work in solidarity to ensure women’s equality rights locally and internationally.

WSN was established in 1992 and continues to expand to meet the needs of survivors in our community. Read some of WSN’s highlights by clicking on the graphic below.

  1. We are committed to providing service excellence by working from an integrated Feminist Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive framework that is person-centered and person–focused. We particularly acknowledge the differential impact of sexual violence on racialized and marginalized communities. We are committed to non-exclusionary policy, practice and programs. We serve all women who identify as women.
  2. Education and knowledge is power. We are committed to supporting the education of clients, as well as on-going education and self-care for staff, board members and volunteers.
  3. We are committed to a transparent continual review and evaluation of policy, programs and practice. We will measure equity by results, not by intentions. We have a commitment to provide a client space within our facilities and we actively seek client-driven direction and feedback.
  4. We are committed to taking a lead role in the community as a catalyst for change, and will continue to have fresh ideas, innovations and “thinking outside of the box”.

Our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan focuses on moving forwards as an organization that is further connected to the York region community, not only as clients and partners but also as donors and board members in order to ensure sustainability. As always, we will continue to provide the best efforts for supporting survivors and preventing all forms of sexual violence.

Download our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan here or visit the Resource Library to download past Strategic Plans and Annual Reports.