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.
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.
We assist victims and survivors by:
- Helping them obtain needed services and resources;
- Assisting them in their dealings with post-trial agencies such as Correctional Service of Canada and the Parole Board of Canada; financial benefits/compensation programs; provincial Review Boards etc.; and
- Offering long-term emotional support.
- Advocate for victims’ rights by presenting the interests and perspectives of victims of crime to Government, at all levels; and
- Provide resource materials to crime victims and service providers in Canada, including a monthly newsletter.