Halton Violence Prevention Council

Site: Burlington

Record #: OAK2943
Last Full Update: 13 Mar 2024

Contact Information

E-Mail hvpc.coord@thrivecounselling.org
Website hvpc.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Chondrena Vieira-Martin, Co-Chair, HVPC, Thrive Counselling; Phone: 905-637-5256; Email: cmartin@thrivecounselling.org
Alternate Contact Gabriella Harris, Coordinator, HVPC, Thrive Counselling; Email: gharris@thrivecounselling.org
Contact Form hvpc.ca/contact

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A multi-agency council that is the coordinating committee for organizations dealing with violence against women and children.

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Grants

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

20+ member organizations of the Council are committed to ending violence against women and children

  • members include violence against women services, child welfare, counselling agencies, health services, education, justice, and legal services
  • active participation by those with lived experience through Survivor Advocates For Empowerment (SAFE)
  • community building, education, and advocacy services
  • no therapeutic services are provided


HVPC consists of on-going and ad-hoc sub-committees focused on a variety of projects, awareness campaigns, research projects, or training initiatives:

  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • CAS / VAW Collaboration
  • Co-Occurring Issues
  • Safety Planning Booklet
  • Sexual Assault Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Survivors Voices

  • a platform for the entire community to learn about sexual assault and to support survivors by providing a safe place for anonymous feedback to the Halton agencies of their choice
  • website is an initiative of the Sexual Assault Advisory Committee, to improve the experiences of survivors of sexual assault entering the justice system
  • for more information, visit survivorsvoices.ca

HVPC Snapshot

  • a snapshot infographic for the Region of Halton that presents data and trends related to gender-based violence in our community, compiled annually
  • Hours of operation vary
  • Coordinator is part-time, affecting response time to emails
  • Meetings take place on the fourth Thu in Sep, Nov, Feb and May
Areas Served Halton Region
  • Council consists of members from community organizations interested in ending violence against women and children
  • membership is renewed annually

Email for information

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington Centre
777 Guelph Line, Unit 207
Burlington, ON L7R 3N2
Intersection Guelph Ln and Fairview St
Physical Access Unknown - varies with meeting location

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Emergency / Crisis
HCSD Sub Heading Sexual Assault Support ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs
Service Categories Child Abuse Prevention ; Internet Information Resources ~ Sexual Assault Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Family Violence Issues ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Family Violence Issues