Coquitlam RCMP continue to support victims through Prevention of Violence against Women Week

Coquitlam, Public Alert

2023-04-18 09:51 PDT

Coquitlam RCMP recognizes Prevention of Violence against Women Week by offering support to victims. This year, Prevention of Violence against Women Week is April 16-22, 2023.

Gender-based violence refers to the harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. While anyone can be affected by gender-based violence, statistics indicate that women are more likely to experience it.

Woman in Canada continue to experience an increased level of intimate partner violence.

Intimate partner violence affects people from all demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds; however, victims are most often women and the violence is commonly perpetrated by men. Intimate partner violence continues to increase for the fifth year in a row, according Statistics Canada.

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Support within Coquitlam RCMP

Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services

Coquitlam RCMP’s Victim Services unit provides emotional support, practical help, safety planning, court support and referral to other agencies. Victim Services is a free and confidential service that provides police-initiated crisis intervention support and referrals to victims of crime and trauma.

Coquitlam Victim Services support gender-based violence victims regularly.

To contact our Victim Services unit, call 604-945-1585.

Staff within the unit are available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have concerns for your own safety or the safety of a loved one, we ask that you contact 9-1-1.

Coquitlam RCMP’s frontline officers respond to calls around the clock and often work hand-in-hand with our Victim Services Unit, ensuring that victims in crisis have the support they or their loved ones may need.

To learn more, visit our website.

Continued Support outside of Coquitlam RCMP

Partnering agencies

Coquitlam RCMP work with a number of other agencies to help victims and their families. Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services staff work alongside a number of other key community partners including those listed below.

Tri-City Transitions

Tri-City Transitions Society offers support for all individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence while offering women and children a safe and secure place to stay while they rebuild their lives.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 604-941-7111 / 24-hour Help Line: 604-492-1700



Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society (VLMFSS)

VLMFSS offers free and confidential culturally- responsive services with immigrant, refugee, visible minorities, without immigration status women and their families who are victims / survivors of Intimate Partner/Familial Violence, child abuse and sexual violence. We provide emotional supportive services in over 20 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Fijian, Hindi, Ilokano, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu and more.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact: Local (604) 436-1025 / 1.888.436.1025



Additional Resources

Court Services Online (CSO)

Court Services Online (CSO) is an electronic service to provide access to government information. Through CSO, the public can search Provincial and Supreme Civil Files, Court of Appeal Files, Provincial Traffic and Criminal Court Files with the capacity from electronic document viewing and printing. Documents can be viewed free of charge or with a $6-$10 service fee.

In 2021, Clare’s Law legislation was implemented in Saskatchewan and Alberta. This legislation allows Police to disclose a person’s prior intimate partner violence information to their current or former partner – or a third party such as a parent. This provincially established process allows Canadians to make informed decisions about their safety, especially around intimate partner relationships. While British Columbia has not enacted Clare’s Law, CSO provides some of this information that can empower victims of gender-based violence.

Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week

Website: CSO - (


VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential and multilingual services available across B.C. and the Yukon. VictimLinkBC provides immediate crisis support, information and referral services to call victims of crime.

Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week

Contact: 1-800-563-0808


Website: VictimLinkBC - Province of British Columbia (

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

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