WRPS Partners with Community Organizations to Bring Awareness to Sexual Violence

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is proud to work together with community agencies to launch a new campaign aimed at helping to bring awareness to support programs and services for survivors of sexual assault.

The campaign, called Help is Here, highlights all of the supports and resources available to sexual violence survivors in Waterloo Region. The goal is to wrap survivors in community care, while also educating the community on sexual violence and how to help prevent it.

The campaign brings together partners from the Waterloo Regional Police Service, Sexual Assault Support Centre, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre of Waterloo Region, Family and Children Services, and Victim Services of Waterloo Region.

Having laid 277 charges related to sexual assault in 2021, WRPS remains committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault.

“Sexual assault can happen to anyone. We hope this campaign will raise awareness about what it is, how to report it, and how to find help,” said John Goodman, Acting Chief of Police. “Together with our partners, we hope we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by sexual violence.”

Join our campaign by following and using #HelpisHereWR on social media – let’s work together to show our region’s sexual assault survivors that Waterloo Region is here for them.

Watch our new educational video about sexual assault and where to find help.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, help is here. For more information, please visit: www.HelpIsHereWR.ca

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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