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.