Support and Resources
Support for you
Going through the tragedy of a murdered or missing child can leave you grief-stricken and unable to work. The Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime grant is available to assist with your financial needs while you are coping with this tragedy.
It is available to eligible parents who have lost income from taking time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child as a re-sult of a probable Criminal Code offence.
To be eligible to receive a grant, you must meet both applicant and incident eligibility criteria. For further assistance please contact your Detachment Victim Service Unit or visit the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime.
The British Columbia Crime Victim Assistance Act (CVAA)
Victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits. In most cases, the application must be received within one year from the date the crime occurred. You do not have to wait for charges to be laid or for the offender to be convicted before applying for benefits.
Resources for you
- Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime
- Victim Services - VictimLinkBC
- Crime Victim Assistance Program
- BC Victims of Homicide - Bereavement support
- Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR)
- The British Columbia Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- The British Columbia Crime Victim Assistance Act (CVAA)
- Crime Stoppers | 1-800-222-8477
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