Violence Prevention


Imagine a community where vulnerability and violence do not exist, where people live in affordable housing, have access to a variety of support services and are meaningfully employed.  

Image of a puzzle pieceInterpersonal violence - including physical, sexual, psychological, and deprivation or neglect - is a pervasive and complex social problem with serious impacts and consequences for individuals and society.  Interpersonal violence can be prevented when communities work together in partnership to develop effective responses and to address the root causes of violence.

Violence Prevention Plan

Since 2006, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council has engaged in research, planning, and initiatives to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence.

 Currently, we are developing a framework to measure, monitor and report on interpersonal violence in Waterloo Region and to support the prevention of interpersonal violence.

To learn more, visit the Crime Prevention Council website.