The Province of British Columbia  is concluding Crime Prevention Week by once again inviting organizations involved in an array of crime prevention and public safety projects throughout B.C. to apply for grants from civil forfeiture proceeds this fall.

Details of the grant submission process – which is open from Nov. 7 to Dec. 16, 2016 – are at:

From Trauma-informed to Trauma-and violence-informed
Date & Time: November 29, 2016 | 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
Presented by: Dr. Colleen Varcoe, Professor, University of British Columbia

This webinar will provide a foundational understanding of trauma and violence and their complex and lasting impacts, demonstrate the need to shift from trauma-informed to trauma- and violence informed, and explain the principles and strategies of trauma-and violence-informed approaches.

Domestic Sex Trafficking ~ A “Lessons From Behind the Door” Conversation ~

Join Us:
Friday, December 9, 2016
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
CCC307, Champlain College, Trent University
Free Admission - to reserve your spot please visit or call 705-748-5901 ext. 204
Lunch for purchase on-site or bring your own!

Trent University Department of Sociology
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
East Metro Youth Services
Justice for Children and Youth

~ What is Domestic Sex Trafficking?
~ Who is at risk and what response is needed?
~ What are the differences between legislation regarding sex work
and legislation regarding domestic sex trafficking?
~ Local and regional plan for addressing
Domestic Sex Trafficking.

TV Ontario's "The Agenda" examines how the criminal justice system deals with sexual assault cases, and whether it's time for a new approach.

TV Ontario's "The Agenda" looks at how Canada might develop a trauma-informed justice system to better respond to victims and witnesses of violent crime.

The Victim Justice Network would like to congratulate Gwen Boniface for her appointment to Senate of Canada.  Ms. Boniface served as the founding Board Chair of the Victim Justice Network from July 2013 to October 2014.  Ms. Boniface has a long and illustrious career as a police leader, lawyer and educator internationally, and we wish her all the best in her new position as an independent Senator for Ontario.  

Some claimed they did it for the good of their patients, others created scenarios where they could try to heroically save a life, and some just seemed to enjoy the power to inflict sudden death.

The multiple murder charges laid against a Woodstock, Ont., nurse Tuesday may have shocked many Canadians, but the case was hardly unique.

Across North America and Europe, dozens of nurses and other health-care workers have been accused of deliberately killing patients, usually with medications meant to make their charges better.

By one academic’s estimate, health-care criminals have been convicted of killing at least 328 people, while close to another 2,000 suspicious deaths have been linked less definitively to those medical murderers.

The Victim Justice Network has a number of Services for victims of crime, including the crime of Elder Abuse. For more information visit this link.

The Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presented a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event with the discussion topic: Tackling the Justice Gap: Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence on November 10th, 2016

The province of Nova Scotia is inviting people with creative ideas on how to prevent sexual violence to apply for grants through the Sexual Violence Strategy.

Parents have used the birds and the bees to talk to their kids about sex for generations. The province of Nova Scotia is now using them to talk to teens about sexual violence.

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard launched the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy's public awareness campaign, Sexual Violence with the Birds and the Bees, today, Oct. 4 to grades 10 to 12 students at Millwood High School in Middle Sackville. The campaign, aimed at Nova Scotians aged 14 to 20, uses an animated, modern twist on the popular metaphor to broach subjects like consent.

The campaign consists of 30 and 60 second videos featuring bird-and-bee-type characters animated in the style of popular shows like Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons. The episodes deal with situations of sexual violence that youth told us they are facing in today's world. The first 60 second video takes place at a house party and explores the issue of alcohol and consent.

Disclaimer: Welcome to our Find Help listing of services that provide help for victims of crime.  This listing represents only a subset of the many services and supports available to Canadians across Canada and we hope it is helpful for users of the Victim Justice Network site.  For a more comprehensive listing of services helping victims through all stages of their needs, we do encourage you to avail yourselves of your local 211 phone or online services or, alternatively, of your regional community services listings most of which are included in this site under Information and Referral.  The services listed on this site are based on the most recent information available on those services' individual websites in mid-2015.  We will endeavour to review these annually for accuracy and any changes or discontinuation of service.

Décharge: Voici notre liste des services Find Help visant à aider les victimes de crime. Cette liste ne représente qu’une partie des nombreux services et soutiens mis à la disposition des Canadiens dans tout le pays. Nous espérons qu’elle sera utile aux utilisateurs du site de Victim Justice Network. Si vous souhaitez en obtenir une plus complète, à quelque niveau des besoins des victimes que ce soit, n’hésitez pas à appeler votre numéro local 211 ou à utiliser des services en ligne ou encore les listes de services communautaires régionaux, services qui, pour la plupart, sont indiqués sur ce site sous la rubrique Information and Referral. Ces services ont été relevés dans les toutes dernières informations disponibles à la mi-2015 sur les sites pertinents. Nous nous efforcerons de les revoir chaque année pour qu’ils restent à jour.