Victims Fund - Financial Assistance for Canadians Victimized Abroad
Program SummaryCanadians who have been the victim of a serious violent crime in a foreign country may be eligible for financial assistance through the Victims Fund.
Any Canadian may apply to the Victims Fund for financial assistance if he or she is:
- the victim of a serious violent crime in a foreign jurisdiction;
- a family member of a Canadian victim who is dead, ill or incapacitated due to their victimization in a foreign jurisdiction; or
- in the case of a child, a parent or the person responsible for the care and support of the child.
Financial assistance may be available in the case of the following serious violent crimes committed in a foreign jurisdiction:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with serious personal violence, including against a child.
The application form may also be obtained by contacting the Victims Fund Manager:
By writing at:
Victims Fund Manager, Department of Justice
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8