OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 – As part of the Kanishka Project Contribution Program, a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research funded by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) is launching a bilingual website for communities to utilize to help them prepare for and mitigate a terrorist attack or mass victimization event in Canada.
www.TerrorVictimResponse.ca encourages communities to develop a comprehensive response plan which will positively impact the resiliency of victims, survivors and communities in the event of a terrorist incident on Canadian soil.
One of the primary goals of TerrorVictimResponse.ca is to provide practical information to emergency response officials that can be implemented to help address the realities arising from a terrorist event. The Checklist for Communities incorporates the needs of victims and survivors at each stage of the response and recovery efforts. Reflective of events from around the world, the Checklist for Communities incorporates first-hand experiences of victims and survivors, as well as lessons learned by communities and responders who have experienced a terrorist event. Most importantly, the TerrorVictimResponse.ca website provides the only national web-based resource for emergency management, law enforcement and government officials who may be required to deliver tangible support to persons harmed.
Ensuring that victims and survivors can recover and normalize their lives is critical in fostering community resilience. Communities must be prepared to meet the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of victims and survivors of terrorist acts/mass victimizations and can do so by incorporating victims into their official response plans.
Please visit this new resource at: www.TerrorVictimResponse.ca.