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About Us

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, 24/7 support to individuals and communities in Brampton and Mississauga, helping them recover from the impact of crime or sudden tragedies.


Victim Services of Peel is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1986. We provide assistance to people across Brampton and Mississauga who are victims of domestic abuse or traumatic events such as sexual assault, sudden death, and armed robberies. We also offer healing through counselling and advocacy, and hope to prevent re-victimization through education and support.

Most of our referrals come from the Peel Regional Police or community services – others come on their own.

Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to responding to every call for help, however the ongoing support of our community ensures we have what we need to do our job. Our funders, donors, and events provide us with the financial support we need to continue providing the care that allow victims and their families to cope.

Leadership Team

Sarah Rogers
Executive Director, MSW, RSW

Sarah brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, having served in the victim services sector for 18 years. She is passionate and committed to supporting victims through effective trauma informed service delivery and brings a team-based approach to leadership. Throughout her career Sarah has innovated unique large-scale programs and projects, aimed to prevent gender-based, cyberviolence, and developed collaborative partnership protocols to enhance emergency response strategies to mass critical incidents.  Sarah is an active volunteer in the community and holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor.

Rubina Leahy
Director, Client Services, MSW, RSW

Rubina joined Victim Services of Peel in 2012 and brings over 25 years' experience in the social services sector.  She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of social workers and has 8 years' experience as a part-time Instructor for Guelph Humber, Family and Community Social Services. Rubina sits on a range of collaborative community committees aimed at improving response strategies to gender-based violence. Rubina holds a Master of Social Work Degree from York University.  

Jasmin Guillen
Manager, Crisis Response Program, BSW, RSW

Jasmin is a register member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers with over 20 years of experience in the social services sector.  She specializes in high risk and complex crisis response for multifaceted incidents and tragic circumstances such as homicides, human trafficking, and mass casualty events.   Jasmin is a strong advocate for transformational approaches that are equitable, inclusive, and diverse. Her hands-on collaborative leadership style makes her adept at accomplishing systems transformation.    Jasmin is the 2023 recipient of the Attorney General’s “Victim Services Award” for exceptional achievements and relentless advocacy on behalf of victims and Victim Services in Ontario. Jasmin is fluent in over 3 languages. 

Tammy Rideout
Manager of Volunteer Resources

Tammy leverages relationship building, events and volunteer management capabilities in achieving organizational goals. As a seasoned non-profit leader and graduate of Sheridan’s Business program and Humber’s Volunteer Management Leadership program, she holds the designation of CVA, (Certified Volunteer Administrator). A passionate advocate of social justice, having executed programs for 1000’s of volunteers, she champions the social impact of the voluntary sector and is a dedicated mentor to future generations of first responders.  

Sarah Gousvaris
Operations Manager

Sarah strategizes process improvements and implements numerous projects to enhance operational efficiencies at all levels of the agency. Sarah’s strong leadership skills ensure the day-to-day operations of the organization run smoothly.  She is dedicated to supporting the violence against women sector and serving her community and sits on several agency committees.  Sarah holds a Diploma in Office Administration from George Brown College.

Administration: 905.568.8800     //     Email:


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