Vision, mission and values


Our Vision

To play a leadership role in helping women and their children, as well as communities, break the cycle of psychological, emotional, verbal, economic and physical violence.


Our Mission

The Shield is a charitable organization offering education, professional support, intervention and prevention services that are culturally and linguistically adapted to meet the needs of women, their children and ethnocultural communities.


Our Values

  • A warm welcoming environment 
  • Empower women by providing respect and support in their time of need
  • Promote an interdisciplinary and multisectoral approach
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of all clients
  • Provide equal access to services and issues of social justice
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in our interventions
  • A culturally sensitive approach that stresses violence is unacceptable and non-negotiable irrespective of ethnic, educational, religious, and socioeconomic background