About Us

Who We Are

The Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre – Mary Manning Centre and Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Centre are located on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples on the traditional lands of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. 

Our team works and provides services across the Greater Victoria Area, including Pauquachin, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Malahat, Scia’new, T’Souke, Esquimalt, and Songhees territories. Our team acknowledges the land and traditional territories of these nations. It is our honour to work and provide support on the land of the Coast Salish, Lekwungen, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Diitidaht peoples.

We strive to be a welcoming and respectful environment for all individuals and families. We work towards removing barriers to services and providing support that is appropriate and respectful of diversity.  Our centres provide services to all children, youth, and families who have been impacted by abuse, trauma, or violence inclusive of individuals of all diverse abilities, bodies, races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities, orientations, identities, religions, and spiritualties.


Our team at Victoria Child Abuse Prevention & Education are dedicated professionals who pride themselves on healing and empowering children. Our goal as an agency is to see the whole child,  and therefore work as an innovative team to support children, youth and their families. All of our therapists and victim services team have the best education, training and state of the art resources to provide the best services possible to our clients.  Our goal is to ensure every child that enters through our doors at the Mary Manning Centre and the Children & Youth Advocacy Centre, feel that they are in a safe supportive space. 

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Our Work

VCAPCC is the primary provider of therapy and victim services for children and youth in Greater Victoria who experienced abuse. The Centre is Victoria's only non-profit agency dedicated to the treatment and support of child victims of abuse, and the prevention of child abuse in all forms. The Centre provides support to approximately 200 children each year suffering from abuse and family members affected by abuse. Staff work with families, schools, police and professionals in family services, child protection, special needs and other services to ensure a coordinated, holistic approach to supporting children and families. Agency services are accessible, and accommodate the needs of children and parents with disabilities. 

Our Mission

Child abuse hurts the child, the family and society. It is not just an individual problem, but a family and social problem. Society, including each community, has an obligation to respond to the problem of child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is a non profit organization providing a response in our community.

The primary mission of the Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is to help children and their families heal from child abuse. We believe that:

  • Children and families have the capacity to heal;
  • Children and families hurt by the crime of child abuse have the right to receive help to recover from their hurt
  • Child abuse is not just an individual problem, but a family and social problem;
  • The Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society can help in that healing process.

CARF Accreditation

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates  our commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information visit www.carf.org

Our Strategic Plan

Take a look at our latest strategic plan!