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Peel Committee on Sexual Assault - Advisory Committee

PCSA Advisory Committee

Membership includes the following sectors: Police, Legal, Justice, Health, Developmental Disability, Education, Human Services, Shelter and Crisis and Disability Sector.

Peel Regional Police
Peel Regional Police is the 2nd largest municipal force in Canada with 1,966 officers and close to 807 civilian members and 32 million travelers annually. Within the Peel Regional Police the Special Victims Unit responds to calls for service related to child abuse and sexual assault.

Victim Services of Peel
Victim Services of Peel provides 24-hour crisis support to individuals living in Brampton and Mississauga who are victims of crimes. Victims are supported from an equality based perspective and a victim-centred approach. There is immediate crisis intervention counselling and advocacy.

Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
The Sexual Assault/ Rape Crisis Centre of Peel were established through the efforts of Peel Committee on sexual Assault. The centre offers a 24/7 Crisis and Support Line which is confidential. Services include free, individual and group counseling and public education, which focus on enhancing community awareness of issues related to sexual violence and other forms of oppression.

Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
The Victim Witness Assistance Program provides information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process. VWAP provides crisis intervention, emotional support, case specific information (court dates, bail conditions), court preparation and orientation information, needs assessment and referrals to community agencies. This agency is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital /Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Services
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence provides services to anyone 12 years and older who have been sexually assaulted within the last 168 hours (7days). Admission through the Mississauga Hospital Emergency department, for individuals 12 years of age and older who require care, assessment/ documentation as a result of sexual assault/abuse. A referral to the sexual assault/Domestic services counselling is offered.
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Services page

Brampton Caledon Community Living
Brampton Caledon Community Living provides services through vocational, residential and family supports, community living supports, service coordination as well as Day Services. Currently Brampton Caledon Community Living supports more than 1400 families and individuals.

Family Transition Place
Family Transition Place is working to raise respect in relationships and eliminate violence in the community. This is done by providing shelter and counselling to abused women and their children as well as through skill-building education for youth, women and men to help them build healthy relationships.

Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse
The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA), is a group of individuals representing various agencies in the Region of Peel. Their mandate is to promote a comprehensive and effective response to woman abuse in the Region of Peel.

Family Services of Peel
Family Services of Peel in operation for 40 years is a multi- service agency providing support for victims of abuse, abuse prevention programs, professional individual, group, couples and family counseling, educational programs, employment support services and support for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Catholic Family Services of Peel/Dufferin
Catholic Family Services Peel-Dufferin (CFSPD) is in operation for 30 years is a multi- service counseling agency with a mandate to strengthen families and help stop family violence. Programs include general individual, couple and family counselling, as well as services to families and women experiencing abuse and abuse prevention programs.

Dufferin- Peel Catholic District School Board
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario, with 1,213,841 residents, over 2,670 square kilometers. As of September 2011, the board operates 146 Catholic schools (120 elementary and 26 secondary) throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville, with a student enrolment of approximately 85,334 (50,765 elementary and 34,569 secondary students). In addition, over 46,000 students enroll in the board's Adult and Continuing Education Programs each year.

Region of Peel Health
Region of Peel Health Services provides a wide range of services to residents and businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Services are focused in the following three areas:

  • Public health protection, promotion and disease prevention;
  • Long term residential care at five centres, including adult day services and respite care; as well as
  • Paramedic services providing pre-hospital emergency care