Services & Supports

Part of Klinic Community Health. Short term counselling in the sexual assault crisis program (SACP): Sharing your feelings with a counsellor can help you re-affirm your own strength and self-worth. The sexual assault crisis program (SACP) offers short-term counselling (up to 12 weeks) and focuses on sexual assault trauma. We see survivors of any gender, ages 12 and up. The approach is client-centered and the client is an active participant in the counselling process. The amount of time that has passed since the assault is not a determining factor in providing counselling.  Counselling is also available to any friends or family members (secondary victims) who have been impacted by the sexual assault or are struggling to understand the impact on sexual violence on a loved one. There is no fee for this service.

The Lethbridge Regional Police Victim/Witness Services Unit is a 24/7 police-based victim assistance program that was developed and launched in 1991 to provide information, support and referrals to victims and witnesses of crime or tragedy in Lethbridge and Coaldale.

Volunteer advocates are first responders who provide practical support during the first few critical hours after a crime or tragedy. VSU serves as a central information point for those who have been victimized, providing updates on the status of an investigation or court case as well as information about victim impact statements, requests for restitution, provincial financial benefits and referrals to counseling services, shelters, child protection and crisis lines.

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General supports this province-wide services for male survivors of sexual abuse. The goal is to diminish the impact of crime and trauma on male survivors of sexual abuse and related violence through increased 24-hour access to targeted support.  Referrals are made to agencies with special competencies across the province which offer both crisis and integrated follow-up services – all accessible via a professional 24/7 Information & Referral service.  You will reach a professional information & referral person who will link you to services in place to help you either in your region or beyond.

Veuillez consulter la liste du VJN pour le service Hommes qui ont survécu à des abus sexuels : Liste des fournisseurs de services en Ontario

In Winnipeg, services are divided into specialty units. The type of crime determines which unit will provide services. In rural Manitoba, crime victim services workers provide a range of services in each of the above categories of crime.  In general, Victim Services helps people access their rights, understand their responsibilities and connects them to other services or agencies. Services are provided free of charge and are available in person, by phone, fax or Internet.

Les services offerts à Winnipeg sont répartis dans des sections spécialisées. La section responsable des services est déterminée en fonction de l'acte criminel en question. Dan les régions rurales du Manitoba, les travailleurs des services aux victimes d'actes criminels offrent une gamme de services dans chacune des catégories mentionnées sur la site web. De façon générale, le personnel de la Direction des services aux victimes aide celles-ci à faire valoir leurs droits, à comprendre leurs responsabilités et à obtenir des renvois vers d'autres organismes et services. Les services sont offerts gratuitement en personne, par téléphone, par télécopieur et sur Internet.

Men & Healing: Psychotherapy for Men – a new Ottawa-based collaborative practice on issues of men’s mental health.  Includes National ONLINE Service Engagement for Male Survivors (of sexual abuse).  Men & Healing currently offers the following services (including of course, our award-winning flagship treatment program for male survivors):  Individual Psychotherapy; Anger Management – Individual & Group Programming; Men & Healing Phase 1 & 2 – Individual and Group Programming; Emotional Intelligence - Group Programming; Ottawa Mission & John Howard Society - Collaborative Programming.   Canada-Wide TRAINING Services: this widely-utilized resource of 1in6 Canada is now operating under the Men & Healing umbrella.  See  for our training programs as well as community initiatives on issues of trauma and recovery.

Welcome to, Canada’s missing children resource centre. We offer families support in finding their missing child and provide educational materials to help prevent children from going missing. is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Every year, more than 50,000 reports of missing children are made to police in Canada. We know that children go missing for many reasons, and come from every walk of life and from every corner of this country. As a resource centre, partners with police and other stakeholders in the search for missing children.

N.B. Pour les informations en français, veuillez voir le listing dans ce répertoire VJN.

A National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry 24-Hour National Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for individuals. Please call the Crisis Line at 1-844-413-6649 if you or someone you know requires support.

Une ligne d'écoute téléphonique offerte 24 heures sur 24 a été établie dans le cadre de l'enquête nationale sur les femmes et les filles autochtones disparues et assassinées pour offrir du soutien. Veuillez téléphoner à la ligne d'écoute téléphonique au 1-844-413-6649 si vous, ou quelqu'un que vous connaissez, avez besoin de soutien.

The Victim Services Program can assist you as your case proceeds through the criminal justice system.  Victim Services are available to all victims of crime in New Brunswick. We also provide services if the matter goes through Alternative Measures or Extrajudicial Measures.  Support provides may include: trauma and short-term counselling; compensation; court preparation and support; follow-up after-court process; assistance in preparing a victim impact statement; information on sentencing; victim notification of an offender's release.

La Direction des services aux victimes peut vous venir en aide au fur et à mesure que votre dossier suit son cours devant le tribunal pénal. Les services aux victimes sont disponibles à toutes les victimes d’un acte criminel au Nouveau-Brunswick.  Parmi les services possibles, selon le cas: counselling post traumatique et à court terme; indemnisation; preparation de la comparution et soutien devant le tribunal; services de suivi après le processus judiciaire; un avis de la mise en liberté du contrevenant s'il a été incarcéré.

A 24/7 crisis hotline staffed by both male and female volunteers who are trained in crisis intervention. Anyone can call our line, any day, any time. In addition to our 24 Hour Crisis Line, we offer peer support and information on a multitude of provincial resources. For further information on how we can help you, please call our hotline at 1-800-726-2743.

Victim Services Newfoundland and Labrador is a free and confidential justice service for victims of crime. It is our principle that all victims are treated with courtesy, compassion and respect. Our approach is client centered - we tailor our services to meet the needs of each victim.  Victim Services can help with: general information about the criminal justice system to help you understand how it works; providing you with information on what is happening with your case; pre-court preparation so you can participate more meaningfully in the court process; help with preparing a Victim Impact Statement, if you wish to complete one; identifying and referring you to specialized community resources, if you need them; providing emotional support and short-term counseling as you prepare to go through court.

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.