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A world free from gender-based violence.


Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a diverse, inclusive, feminist community-based organization, providing safety, advocacy, prevention, education, and support for women and gender-diverse people impacted by violence.


Respectful: We recognise the intrinsic value of each person; we act with integrity as we relate to one another.

Empowering: We meet people where they are at; we help people make decisions that work for them.

Compassionate: We care about the people we serve and the colleagues with whom we work.

Practice Principles

  1. Equity: WIC is committed to treating people fairly and with respect, understanding diverse lived experiences and acting to ensure people are given what they need to thrive.
  2. Trauma-informed: WIC is committed to the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.
  3. Intersectionality: WIC recognises that each person has unique experiences of discrimination and oppression and considers the links between these realities when providing support and care.
  4. Choice: WIC respects that the people it serves are the experts in their own lives; WIC supports the rights of people to make the decisions that are best for them.
  5. Accountability: WIC is committed to creating an organizational culture where the practice of grace and accountability allows people to take responsibility for their actions, decisions, and behaviours to help WIC achieve its goals, build better relationships, and nurture trust with clients, teams, and the community.
  6. Transparency & Confidentiality: WIC is committed to the principles of transparency – openness, communication, and accountability – within the appropriate limits of confidentiality.
  7. Integrity: WIC is committed to living in coherence with its principles and in alignment with its mission. Integrity at WIC includes respect, honesty, grace, responsibility, patience, hard work, and accountability.
  8. Collaborative: WIC believes in the power of working together to leverage diverse perspectives, skills, talents, and knowledge to achieve its mission.