The founders of the CCVF are survivors of crime and have encountered a loss and pain that they hope no others will be forced to experience.
Joe and Lozanne Wamback have researched and worked with victims of crime, service providers and justice system personnel, since the assault on their young son Jonathan, to try to understand criminal activity, the victim aftermath, Canadian criminal legislation, our legal system and most importantly, how existing victim services work for victims. Through their own experience and close relationships with many other victims, they have learned that Canadian victim services and victims rights are sporadic and under funded at best, and that the systemic revictimization of Canadian crime victims remains unchecked and unaccountable.
They are determined to provide, not only victim support service guidelines, but to proactively introduce a clear understanding of crime victim psychology into Canadian society and to entrench societal rights for victims of crime. An organization dedicated to "Giving victims a voice".
In their efforts to promote change and positively influence the life of another, 5WD consciously puts others ahead of themselves. They will not tarnish the central focus of their commitment to the groups they partner in assisting. Consistently, they put awareness at the forefront of their initiative, for the simple fact that money is not the true measurement of success. Education and empowerment is what makes the ideal difference in the life of another, and money is a secondary attribute that aids in further change.
5WD believes they must not undermine the strength of empowerment regardless of who they are involved with. Whether it is HIV patients in Sub-Sahara Africa or orphaned children in Canada, people's ability to cope and adapt cannot be snuffed out by moral relativism. 5WD acknowledges that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character and character, hope. This is true for all races and all peoples of the earth, and it is passed on to us only through the Grace of God to engage in the pursuit of equality, including enhancing the physical, mental and social plight of those around them locally, nationally and globally. 5WD is an organization dedicated to giving a voice for the voiceless, and is a nondenominational Christian organization that has been serving the hurting world through justice, mercy and grace since 2004.