Services & Supports

Services offered include:  Court support counsellors who provide a single point of entry to the multitude of legal and court services; emotional counselling without judgement; safety planning; information & referrals; intake for the Shelter; intake for other programs; support to leave an abusive relationship; parenting support; support for loved ones (friends, family and co-workers) of victims; help for men who want to stop being abusive.

Social workers available to provide counselling and assistance.  Offers: emotional support; information on the progress of a the police investigation; assistance understanding the Criminal Justice System; information about the recovery/return of stolen property; assistance applying for compensation; practical tips for personal/home safety; referrals to other community resources.  Although referrals are made directly by the Winnipeg Police Service, Older Victim Services also accepts referrals from the community. You can contact us by phoning (204) 956-6440 and speaking with the Intake Worker.

Provides immediate, short term crisis intervention services to individuals affected by crimes and tragedy.  Organization is dedicated to providing a service which is flexible, responsive, and culturally appropriate to all victims. Acknowledges the importance of supporting other service providers and community partners in their services to victims and communities, and in working together to provide a “community system of care”.  Ah-shawah-bin provides information and referral to other community resources, government services and human services. After hours: OPP Communications Centre: 1-888-310-1122

Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that provides 24 hour crisis response and support to victims of crime and/or tragedy through the RCMP in Airdrie and District, Alberta. Supported and operated within the Airdrie RCMP Detachment, ADVAS assists individuals within the Airdrie and Beiseker Detachments and surrounding districts. ADVAS will listen, comfort and support you when the RCMP request our services and during follow up calls. We come to your home, on scene or meet you at the RCMP detachment. ADVAS offers Court Support Services if you are required to make a court appearance.

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network is a network of Albertans dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse. Canada’s fastest growing population is over the age of 65 and rapidly becoming vulnerable to abuse that can rob them of their well-being, dignity and, horrifyingly, their lives. AEAAN is: ● a province-wide network of professionals ● represented by communities across Alberta ● promoting the well-being of older adults ● working to increasing community awareness ● developing resources to address elder abuse ● strengthening the right to safety, respect and dignity    Local offices business lines are listed on Contact Us page.

Victim Services Units are staffed with trained, caring people who offer information, assistance and support during the police investigation and throughout the criminal justice process.  These services and programs are available to victims of crime: court preparation and accompaniment; victim impact statement; financial benefits; requesting restitution

Public alerts for missing children are issued at a provincial or national level. In Canada, AMBER Alert programs are provincially operated. While most provinces have AMBER Alert Committees, only law enforcement can issue an AMBER Alert. Issued in instances when missing children or a child is in grave danger or an alert could assist in the safe recovery of a child.

Au Canada, les dispositifs d’alerte AMBER pour les enfants disparus sont gérés par des instances provinciales. Un comité d’alerte AMBER est en place dans la plupart des provinces, mais seule la police peut déclencher une alerte AMBER.

On-call sexual assault nurse examiner provides immediate care and conducts forensic examinations on victims of sexual violence.  Coverage Area: Antigonish County, Guysborough County, Pictou County, Richmond County, Southern portion of Inverness County.  In addition, we extend some services and programs to women’s family members, male and female survivors of sexual assault, and adolescent girls and boys.

The service will help anyone who can get to one of the 6 service locations.  Use toll-free number from these areas.

A 24/7 service provided by Avalon Centre Society ensuring physical and medical well-being after an immediate sexual assault.  Services include: Medical examination * Forensic evidence collection * Expert testimony in a Court of Law * Victim follow up support .  Therapeutic counselling.

1526 Dresden Row, 4th Floor Halifax, NS B3J 3K3

Referrals to violence shelters can be made by your local social worker, RCMP or by visiting the shelter in person. In an emergency, call your local RCMP detachment. If there are children in the home, the RCMP will contact the social worker. You may also go to your local shelter, if available.

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.