In the News: Local Victim Assistance Society Raises Funding Concerns

The Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society is sounding some alarm bells when it comes to capacity.

ADVAS Executive Director, Michelle Wagner, made a presentation at Airdrie City council Monday night where she provided the city with some concerning statistics.

According to Wagner, over the past five years, their caseload has more than doubled from 1,200 files in 2013 to 3,600 in 2018.

“I think we have a growing community and with a growing community there’s going to be more people in that community and more people who are looking to access our services,” said Wagner.

ADVAS covers an area of approximately 114,000 people and that number grows every year. Just five years ago that number was 92,000.

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Alberta Police Based Victim Services


The Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association is an Accredited non-profit organization of Victim Service Units. The Association promotes proactive leadership by providing professional development, education, minimum core training standards, mentoring and advocacy to programs providing services to victims of crime and tragedy. We are funded by the Government of Alberta Victims of Crime Fund.

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