Services & Referrals



We are equipped to provide support and assistance to victims of violent crime throughout Canada. Victims and their families can contact Victims of Violence for support and referrals, and help understanding the justice system. We conduct research on issues related to victims of crime and act as a resource centre, providing information on these issues for victims and the community.

We produce and distribute victim information guides on a variety of topics having to do with victims and the criminal justice system, including such topics as “A Guide to Providing Support and Assistance to Victims” and “A Survivor’s Guide to Homicide and Grieving.” Please browse our Victim Information Library to view our victim information guides. They may also be ordered in paper format by emailing vofv(at)victimsofviolence(dot)


We are equipped to print and distribute posters of missing persons throughout Canada free of charge. Victims of Violence is not able to accept cases of children who have been the victim of parental abduction. If you would like more information on parental child abduction, or would like support in this area, please contact us for a referral to an organization in your area. If you would like copies of our posters, for display in a public place, please email us at vofv(at)victimsofviolence(dot)


We are dedicated to the protection of children through education. We offer a wide variety of written child protection materials, and a number of materials to help parents understand the importance of educating their children on personal safety. Many thousands of child protection materials are distributed annually in an effort to prevent crimes against children. We also produce a variety of Child Safety Booklets including such topics as “Your Child and the Internet” and “Responding to and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse”. Please browse Child Protection & Safety to view our child safety information booklets and to access information about our Child ID kit program.


As you travel through the criminal justice system, there may be times where you need support, accompaniment or help from an organization that is close to where you live. We have compiled an extensive listing of private and government agencies which are equipped to deal with victims of various types of crime. Please browse these listings by searching by keyword or by filtering by type of service and/or by region.

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Unit 2 – 133 Church St
Antigonish, NS B2G 2E3

Executive Director 863-3807

Counsellors and Administration

Phone: (902) 863-3807
Fax: (902) 863-6008

Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175

24-hour call center: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Phone: 703-224-2150
Fax: 703-224-2122

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.

Phone: 1-855-500-3537 (ELDR) Se Habla Español.
Fax: 626-457-4090

Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

PO Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000

Phone: 800-851-3420
301-240-7760 (international callers)
301-240-6310 (TTY for the hearing impaired)
301-240-5830 (fax)


Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

510 King Street, Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 800-879-6682 (800-TRY-NOVA)
Fax: 703-535-5500

Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and a recognized leader in victim assistance.

Nelson, BC

(250) 505-5657

Nelson, BC

(250) 354-5175

For Financial Compensation, contact the victim services regional office in your area:

Bathurst: 506-547-2924
Burton: 506-357-4035
Campbellton: 506-789-2388
Edmundston: 506-735-2543
Elsipogtog: 506-523-4747
Fredericton: 506-453-2768
Grand Falls: 506-473-7706
Miramichi: 506-627-4065
Moncton: 506-856-2875
Richibucto: 506-523-7150
Saint John: 506-658-3742
Shediac: 506-533-9100
St. Stephen: 506-466-7414
Tracadie-Sheila: 506-394-3690
Woodstock: 506-325-4422

New Glasgow, NS

(902) 755-7110
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-7912

(Serves Pictou, Guysborough, Antigonish, Colchester & Cumberland)

New Westminster, BC

(604) 529-2525