Working with Emergency Services personnel to meet the needs of victims, our Trained Crisis Responders:

  • Are supportive and non-judgmental
  • Help the victim regain a sense of personal control and safety
  • Arrange transportation to a safe location
  • Help contact supportive family members or friends with consent of the client
  • Help arrange security repairs
  • Provide referral services to community resources for follow-up and support

Who are We?

We are a non-profit community-based service which assists police and other emergency services in providing immediate, short-term emotional and practical support to victims and their families. Our agency provides service 24 hour per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.

Why become a Trained Crisis Responder?

Partake in a community network responding to victims of crime and other tragic circumstances

  • Learn skills you can use for a lifetime
  • Meet other dedicated people like yourself
  • Feel good in knowing you’ve helped

How to Become a Trained Crisis Responder

  • Applications can be forwarded to WAVS office
  • Complete a Police Records Check
  • Agree to take part in training
  • Desire to treat people in crisis with dignity, respect, compassion and empathy

Trained Crisis Responder Requirements

  • Attend core training as per Ministry guidelines
  • Attend scheduled volunteer meetings/training sessions once a month
  • Available to fulfill rotation shifts
  • Possess a non-judgemental attitude and maintain confidentiality
  • Access to a vehicle


Trained Crisis Responders will take part in forty (40) hours of initial mandatory training as set out by the Ministry of Attorney General with on-going monthly training sessions in the area of:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Elder Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Break and Enter
  • Sudden Death
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Suicide
  • Fire
  • Family Crisis
  • Homicide

If you have what it takes to become a victim services Trained Crisis Responder, please contact us for more information.