Victims Fund - Financial Assistance for Canadians Victimized Abroad

Program Summary

Canadians who have been the victim of a serious violent crime in a foreign country may be eligible for financial assistance through the Victims Fund.

Eligible Recipients

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:

  • Homicide
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with serious personal violence, including against a child.

Contact Information

The application form may also be obtained by contacting the Victims Fund Manager:

By writing at:
Victims Fund Manager, Department of Justice
Programs Branch
284 Wellington Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8