VQRP

Victim Quick Response Program

The Victim Quick Response Program provides immediate support to victims of crime. The program may offer financial assistance to victims of violent crime who require immediate assistance, when not available through other sources.  Please see the quick reference guide below for information on program eligibility. For questions or referrals please contact a staff member at 705 878 5505.

Eligible Criminal Code Offences

  • Serious Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Hate Crimes
  • Child Abuse
  • Attempted Murder

If you have experienced an offence listed above, you may be eligible for the following:

1. Short term immediate counselling (up to $1,000 for approximately 10 sessions)

  • May be eligible for transportation costs (up to $250) if the individual lives in rural area
  • Available within 90 days from the date of the crime.

2. Crime scene cleanup, when a specialized company is needed (up to $1,500)

  • Available within 45 days from the date of the crime.

3. Immediate emergency expenses (up to $1,000 combined)

  • Costs incurred to ensure a victim’s home is secured immediately after a crime.
  • Transportation costs for a family member to identify a victim of homicide, or to support a victim who has suffered serious injury.
  • Accommodation / meals where the victim or an immediate family member must travel.
  • Essential personal care items (limit of $50.00).
  • Available within 45 days from the date of the crime.

4. Funeral expenses for victims of homicide (up to $5,000)

  • Available within 45 days from the date of the crime.

Who May Apply for VQRP?

A direct victim who is suffering from emotional and/or physical harm as a result of a crime is eligible to apply for these services if they:

  • Have reported a violent criminal code offence that occurred in Ontario to a Police Services in the Province of Ontario, or;
  • In cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and human trafficking the victim must disclose the assault to a hospital, shelter or community agency that provides support to these victims in the Province of Ontario.
  • Are a resident of Ontario
  • Are not charged in the offence
  • Have no other financial resources available to meet their needs

 Who Else May Apply?

  • An immediate family member and direct witness may apply personally.
  • The parent or guardian of a victim who is under 16 years of age; or
  • An individual with legal authority to act on behalf of a victim

There may be additional eligibility requirements. If you would like assistance to apply for the Victim Quick Response Program please contact a staff member by phone at 705-878-5505.

If you would like additional information click here you will be re-directed to the Ministry of the Attorney General VQRP Guidelines