About Us

How it Started

Our History

Since 1993, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) has provided support, research and education to survivors of serious crime and stakeholders in Canada. On 1 January 2017, we became a charitable organization. We are located in Ottawa, Ontario and bilingual services are available. All services are free of charge and confidential.

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Support. Guidance. Respect.

Who We Are

Our Mission

The CRCVC provides support and guidance to individual victims and their families in order to assist them in obtaining needed services and resources, and advances victims’ rights by presenting the interests and perspectives of victims of crime to Government, at all levels. We also strive to foster heightened public awareness of victims’ issues, conduct research in the field of victimology and promote exchanges between professionals at the local, provincial and national level.

Our Values

Victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity and privacy. We offer assistance and advocacy regardless of whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted. The CRCVC believes victims must be empowered to regain control of their lives.

We provide services to meet the diverse needs of all people regardless of race, colour, religion, place of origin, income level, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Our Team


CRCVC staff is trained to help victims of crime and have a deep knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system while being laser-focussed on ensuring victims of crime have access to supports they need.

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Board of Directors

The CRCVC Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are community and national leaders. They have combined expertise and experience in a wide range of victims rights and criminal justice, including advocacy, education, training, law and business management. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for the strategic and financial health of the organization.

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Victims Advisory Committee

The CRCVC Victims Advisory Committee is comprised of victims and survivors of crime with the purpose of providing input on substantive issues the CRCVC is working on. The VAC provides advice and recommendations on institutional, governmental, and cultural change as they affect Canadian victims and survivors of crime.

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Partners & Funders

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporate partners and community funders, the CRCVC provides free, unlimited support to crime victims for as long as needed.

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