Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018.
It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) would like to announce that Heidi Illingworth has been appointed to the position of Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime and will therefore be leaving the CRCVC.
Heidi Illingworth has extensive experience in the victim services field, spending 20 years in front line service delivery for victims of serious crime and interpersonal violence. She has served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime for over 11 years. She has been a strong advocate for victims of crime, developing a number of resources to help support victim service providers, as well as individual victims of crime and their families. The appointment is effective as of October 1, 2018.
We wish Heidi the absolute best in her new position and we are certain that she will continue her tireless efforts for victims across Canada.
As such, as of October 1st 2018, Aline Vlasceanu has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director at the CRCVC. Aline has been with the CRCVC since March of 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Honours Major in Criminology with an additional major in Women’s Studies, cum laude, and French Immersion from the University of Ottawa. In August 2018 she completed a postgraduate course in Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice at Stockton University in New Jersey. She is currently completing her Victimology post-graduate certificate at Algonquin College. She is fluent in English, French and Romanian and has completed her Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aid training.
The office functions remain unchanged and the focus continues to be supporting victims of crime on their journey. We continually strive to make a difference, assisting victims and advocating for victims’ rights across Canada.
We are pleased to announce that start October 1st, 2018 we will be launching a new text support service!
How it works: During the hours listed below, we will be available to provide support and information, via text, to victims and survivors of crime. You can text at 613-208-0747 and one of our trained CRCVC victim support workers will be able to answer you back, via text.
Our online chat is also still available, at the same hours!