SupportLink is a joint initiative of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Rogers AT+T Wireless, Ericsson Canada and select Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services sites. (see below for list of sites that currently have a SupportLink program operational in their area). The program provides victims with comprehensive safety planning, follow-up telephone contact and where appropriate, a wireless mobile phone, preprogrammed to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency situation.
SupportLink wireless cell phones are issued to victims, 18 years of age and older, who are at high risk of personal danger because of:
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
The program is designed to provide victims with:
  • Assistance in developing a personal safety plan.
  • Training on the use of the wireless phone unit and about maintaining charged batteries.
  • Information about and referrals to other services for longer term assistance and support.
  • Frequent telephone follow-up to ensure safety planning and information is as current as possible.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Do not already have a wireless phone.
  • Have reported or are prepared to report the situation to the local police service.
  • not residing with or in contact with the accused.
  • willing to abide by all existing protective orders.
  • willing to work with and maintain contact with the VCARS SupportLink Coordinator in preparing a personal safety plan.
  • reasonable grounds to believe that they are at risk.
  • understanding of the limitations of the wireless phone.
Easy to read safety plan and facilitators guide:

The format (page size, font, pictures, language) in the final product of this safety plan was specifically developed in consultation with literacy experts. Before copying this document for distribution, please contact Victim Services of Nipissing District.


Facilitator's Guide
File: Facilitator's Guide.pdf

English Safety Plan
File: English Safety Plan Book.pdf

French Safety Plan
File: French Safety Plan Book.pdf

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