Victim Support Services

The Guelph Police Service is dedicated to helping victims of crimes. This Victim Impact Statement form may be used to provide a description of the physical or emotional harm, property damage or economic loss suffered by you as the result of the commission of an offence, as well as a description of the impact of the offence on you.

Victim Services Wellington (VSW)

Helping people in crisis

Anyone can be a victim. It is in times of trauma that victims need compassion, support and assistance most. Whether an accident has occurred, a crime committed, or a loss suffered, Victim Services Wellington (VSW) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round to support victims.

A non-profit organization, established in 1997, VSW has partnerships with Guelph Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police to deliver support to victims of crime in our area. Volunteers are available on scene to help victims and their families through difficult events and refer them to appropriate community groups and organizations.

VSW volunteers are trained extensively to help meet the short-term needs of victims. They are backed with widespread knowledge and experience in communication, crisis intervention, traumatic stress and victims' issues. We bring a knowledgeable and reassuring presence to what can be highly emotional, stressful and overwhelming circumstances.

The staff and volunteers of VSW are dedicated to providing the best services to victims of crime and tragedy. We are grateful to local individuals, agencies and community organizations that encourage our efforts to support all victims in Guelph and Wellington County.

Visit VSW for more information.

Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington

Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington assists caregivers and responds to the challenges of keeping loved ones safe when they wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism or other forms of cognitive impairment.

Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio signal 24 hours a day. It even works in areas such as buildings and forests.

Volunteers from Victim Services Wellington visit each client once a month to change the battery.

When a caregiver tells their local police service that a client has gone missing, trained police officers will use Project Lifesaver equipment to search for and locate the missing person.

  • Time it takes to find missing people with Project Lifesaver average 30 minutes — 95% less time than without.
  • Project Lifesaver has a 100% find rate.

Project Lifesaver does not replace the position of a caregiver, but it is a tool that can save lives and reduce stress felt by family members.

There is a startup fee to join the program as well as a monthly cost to maintain the equipment.

For additional information on Project Lifesaver, please contact Victim Services Wellington at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7205.