How We Help

MNO Victim Service Coordinators will:

  • Help you be an effective advocate. Coordinators are available to help clients and community workers navigate victim services;
  • Provide clients and community workers with Métis-specific resources, access to cultural supports, as well as recommend Métis community groups and circles to support healing journeys;
  • Connect you with other agencies and programs (both Aboriginal and mainstream) as well as make referrals to psychiatrists who support MNO clients through a partnership with Providence Care;
  • Assist in the development of a Safety Plan and provide information regarding local shelters or safe-housing options. This may include assisting you with the completion of housing applications to supporting your right to live free from violence;
  • Promote the availability of MNO Home Flee Kits in communities throughout the province for individuals and their families who have fled an abusive or dangerous situation;
  • Provide information and assistance regarding court processes and court orientation, including the creation and delivery of Victim Impact Statements;
  • Provide short-term peer support. The timeline for peer support will be determined by an agreement between the client and the coordinator;
  • Host and facilitate MNO workshops. Coordinators are available to give workshops on a variety of topics (including, but not limited to navigating victim services, identifying warning signs of abuse, court processes, child witnessing, general raising awareness of violence and prevention strategies, etc.). Workshops providing a balance of information, sharing and healing activities/crafts; and,
  • Participate in and support related events in the community. Coordinators are available to attend and present at events hosted by other agencies and organizations on issues related to victim services.