Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
VQRP contributes financial assistance to victims who have suffered physical or emotional harm as a result of a violent crime (listed below, as well as property offences that compromise victim safety in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime).
Through this program, eligible victims who have no other financial means may contact us to apply for the services listed below. The VQRP program is one of last resort; therefore it is not available to those with insurance coverage. VQRP will not contribute to any insurance deductible.
The applicant must be a victim of an eligible Criminal Code offence either as the direct victim or an immediate family member of the direct victim.
- Homicide (including attempted murder)
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Human trafficking
- Hate crime
- Serious assault
- Forcible confinement
- Emergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims
- Cell phones to prevent re-victimization
- Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available
- Emergency personal care items, such as diapers, clothing
- Replacement of eyeglasses/contact lenses damaged or destroyed during the commission of a crime
- Transportation and emergency child/dependent care costs to identify a homicide victim or support a seriously injured relative
- Removal of hate crime graffiti from home property and/or vehicle
- Crime scene cleanup requiring specialized services
- Contribution towards funeral expenses to assist families of homicide victims
- Counselling to provide short-term, early intervention support to help victims of serious crime
- Assist with Victim Impact Statements and Criminal Injuries Compensation forms
VQRP applications relating to emergency expenses and funeral expenses must be submitted no later than 45 calendar days after the date of the crime. Applications relating to counselling services and related transportation costs must be submitted no later than 90 calendar days after the date of the crime.