Services & Supports

Battlefords Victim Services is a non-profit organization, mandated by Saskatchewan Justice and overseen by a Board of Directors. All victims are treated with respect, and dignity and given as much support and information as possible to ensure that victims feel more comfortable with the legal system and all facets of their individual situation. Battlefords Victim Services offers a number of different programs to assist victims.  Such programs include: victim compensation, restitution for victims of crime, victim/witness services, victims of domestic violence, aboriginal initiatives, victim impact statements.

The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. We are a non-profit charitable organization located in British Columbia, Canada.  We are committed to: protecting the legal rights of older adults; increasing access to justice for older adults; informing the public about elder abuse; and providing supportive programs for older adults who have been abused.  Our programs include: Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL); Victim Services Program; Legal Programs; Education and Outreach Programs; and workshops and presentations.

 

Develops legislation, policies, and programs; provides training; and delivers and funds programs that support victims and their families, address violence against women and human trafficking, provide a restorative justice response to crime, enhance public safety and local crime prevention efforts, and build and maintain safe communities. Serves BC.  For immediate help and referral service, contact VictimLink BC 1-800-563-0808.

We provide care to anyone (male, female, transgendered), from any province or country, who is 13 or older and has been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days.  At the survivor's request, forensic evidence can be collected for legal purposes. No referral or adult accompaniment required. Sexual assault survivors can access free services 24 hours a day by going directly to the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department. SAS also provides information and education to the public, community groups, medical personnel, and professional agencies; trains sexual assault nurse examiners and physicians; and offers information about setting up sexual assault medical services.

The Victim Services Unit is committed to assisting victims through crisis, the justice system including police, the courts and corrections.  The Victim Services Unit is available to assist you should you require information about your case. We are here to assist you through your crisis. If you have questions about police procedures, the court system and other important issues, such as: Has an arrest been made? When is the next court date? How do I file a Victim Impact Statement? Do I qualify for Victims Compensation? Court Updates and Court Orders -- what does this order mean? The conditions? Court Preparation Sessions -- to assist you with the trial process.

 Victim Service also provides  a Safetyaid Program for seniors. Eligibility on website.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. Our organization exists because sexual violence is a crime that is prevalent in our society and impacts a significant number of people. CCASA strives to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual abuse education, research and advocacy, crisis intervention and counselling. After nineteen years in the community, CCASA has become a strong foundation in the service delivery web, and a leader in the field of sexual violence.

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre has developed a new program that provides street level access to victims of crime. This program offers a safe getaway for marginalized people to acquire information and receive support to ultimately access and successfully navigate the criminal justice system. Other services include identifying participants who are eligible to access financial benefits, court support and crisis intervention.  Services offered include: court preparation assistance and accompaniment for victims of crime; help with victim impact statements, as well as requests for restitution or financial compensation; assistance with pursuing benefits in cases of severe injury, such as quadraplegia or brain injury; education for the homeless servicing agencies on services available to victims of crime.

Global Affairs Canada offers Canadians travelling or living abroad a full range of effective and efficient consular services through our embassies, consulates, high commissions and other Canadian government offices abroad. The Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa can assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consular officers will only get as involved as a case requires, and there are limits to the assistance we can give you. Note that you may have to pay for some of these services.  For Canadians in need of Emergency Assistance Abroad: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-assistance.

See also VJN listing: Canada: Request Emergency Assistance Abroad / Demander de l'aide d'urgence à l'étranger

Affaires mondiales Canada offre aux Canadiens qui voyagent ou qui vivent à l’étranger une gamme complète de services consulaires efficaces et efficients par l’entremise des ambassades, des consulats, des hauts-commissariats et d’autres bureaux du gouvernement du Canada à l'étranger. Le Centre de surveillance et d'intervention d'urgence à Ottawa peut vous aider jour et nuit, tous les jours de la semaine. Les agents consulaires n’interviennent que dans la mesure où il est pertinent de le faire, et il y a des limites à l’aide qu’ils peuvent vous apporter. Veuillez noter que vous pourriez devoir payer pour certains de ces services.  Pour des Canadiens qui ont besoin d’assistance consulaire d’urgence à l’étranger : https://voyage.gc.ca/assistance/assistance-d-urgence

Veuillez aussi voir le listing VJN: Canada: Request Emergency Assistance Abroad / Demander de l'aide d'urgence à l'étranger

The Ombudsman is appointed by the Government of Canada to promote access to federal programs and services for victims and addresses complaints from the public about issues relating to victims of crime. Since 2007, the Ombudsman's office has worked to ensure criminal justice personnel and policymakers are aware of victims' needs, and identify systemic issues that negatively impact victims. When appropriate, the Ombudsman makes recommendations to federal policymakers that sparked legislative reform for victims' rights.  Follow us on Twitter @OFOVC_BOFVAC

L'ombudsman est nommé par le Gouvernement du Canda pour promouvoir l'accès aux programmes et aux services fédéraux à l'intention des victimes et répondre aux plaintes du public sur des questions liées aux victimes d'actes criminels. Depuis 2007, le Bureau de l'ombudsman veille à sensibiliser le personnel du système de justice pénale et les décideurs aux besoins des victimes, en plus de cerner les enjeux systémiques qui ont des répercussions négatives sur elles. S'il y a lieu, l'ombudsman formule des recommandations aux décideurs fédéraux, qui ont notamment entraîné une réforme de la législation sur les droits des victimes.  Vous pouvez nous suivre sur Twitter @OFOVC_BOFVAC

This service is only intended for Canadian citizens in need of emergency consular assistance while abroad. We do not have information concerning immigration, permanent residence, or visas.

Ce service est destiné uniquement aux citoyens canadiens à l’étranger qui ont besoin d’assistance consulaire d’urgence. Nous n’avons pas d’information concernant l’immigration, la résidence permanente, ou les visas.

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.