Veronica Vernon, affectionately known as "Sister V" around her community, is a local legend in Ajax. This was gained through her love, dedication, and hard work for the youths and her dedication to preventing violence in the community,
By founding her not-for-profit organizations, VV's Adult Support Centre Corp. and Victory Neighbourhood Services Inc., she is able to reach out the to people in the community and teach many important life skills to both adults and youths alike.
Sister V’s main objective is to remove youth from the streets and keep them in a positive environment. In return the youth in her program and on the streets highly respect her and look up to her as a mentor, a friend and a surrogate mother.
"My name is Veronica Vernon, I live in Ajax Ontario. I am happily married for 30+ years and have 3 children and 2 grand kids.
I am the president of a non-profit organization called VV's Adult Support Centre Corp. My desire is to help the elderly who cannot be left at home alone so they come to the day care in the day, and go home to be with their family in the evening.
Since 2004, I have been operating a summer day camp called Victory Summer Day Camp. It runs during the month of July and August. In September 2006, I started an after school program upon noticing the academic struggle with students in my community. On January 27, 2007, a youth program was launched. Through these programs I feel as though I have been able to get my message across to the community as well as lending a helping hand to all those in need.
I also organize a free Christmas dinner since 2006 for the youths in the community. In the past, I held crime prevention events with the youths in the Durham region. At these events, government officials, business managers, and community leaders get together to discuss how we can prevent crime in our community and be able to send a message to impact the youth on a "no need for violence attitude."
I have a love and a passion for helping people in need and especially the children and youth. I believe that as a community leader I have an obligation to influence, encourage, and empower our youth of today in order to make a difference for tomorrow."
Watch Veronica Vernon on Rogers TV Durham to talk about Victory Neighbourhood Services, our Food Bank campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the programs we have up and running during Summer 2020!
VNS is looking to fund raise a new community space that we can use to help facilitate our programs and provide a safe and supportive environment for the children and youth in the Durham region.