Violent crime is a social phenomenon which unfortunately affects many Canadians. As a result, many provincial governments have taken an active approach in attempting to lessen the impact of violent crime on crime victims through various financial compensation programs. These programs may aid in certain financial aspects of victimization, especially with regard to loss of wages, medical bills and cost of therapy.

We have organized information about the different programs available in each province into seperate guides alphabetically below.

Provincial Contact Information at a Glance:

Alberta
Financial Benefits Program for Victims
Telephone: 780-427-7217 or Toll free (in Alberta): 310-0000, ask for 780-427-7217
British Columbia
Crime Victim Assistance Program
Telephone: 604-660-3888, Toll free (in BC): 1-866-660-3888
Manitoba
Compensation for Victims of Crime Program
Telephone: 204-945-0899 or Toll Free: 1-800-262-9344
New Brunswick
Compensation for Victims of Crime Program
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
Newfoundland And Labrador
Victim Services (Limited financial assistance for counselling and transportation)
Telephone: 709-729-7970
Nova Scotia
Criminal Injuries Counselling Program
Telephone: 902-424-4030
Ontario
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Telephone: 416-326-2900 or Toll Free: 1-800-372-7463
Prince Edward Island
Criminal Injuries Compensation Program
Telephone: 902-888-8217 or 902-888-8218
Quebec
l’indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC)
Telephone: 519-906-3019 or Toll Free: 1-800-561-4822
Saskatchewan
Victims Compensation Program
Telephone: 306-787-3500
Northwest Territories
Crime Victim Emergency Fund
Telephone: 1-867-873-7002 or 1-867-920-6911
Yukon
Victim Services (Limited emergency financial assistance)
Telephone: 867-667-8500 or Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408, extension 8500
Nunavut
Community Justice Department (Victim Services only, no financial assistance)
Telephone: 1-867-975-6363

Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime

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