About Us


The Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario Program provides support for individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance that is client-centred and culturally competent.

The menu of services offered by the Program includes:

24/7 assistance when requested by police or emergency services.
Needs assessment
Practical assistance
Referrals to relevant community and government support services.
Support to assess eligibility and apply to the Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+)
Safety Planning
Provision of Information
Enhanced Support
Community Support Sessions; and
Client Follow-up

Self-referrals are welcome by contacting our office at 705-647-0096 or 705-568-2154 during business hours.


The Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division (VVPD) of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, funds the Victim Quick Response Program+ to support direct victims, their immediate family members, and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of violent crimes by providing short-term financial support with essential expenses in order to lessen the impact of the crime, enhance safety, and meet immediate practical needs arising from the commission of the crime.

To be eligible to receive VQRP+ supports a victim/recipient must meet program requirements. Please note the offence must have happened in the Province of Ontario and applied for in the eligible timeframe.

a. The victim/recipient is either a direct victim, immediate family member of the direct victim, or witness of the following eligible crime types:
          i. attempt to commit murder;
          iii. child abuse;
          iiii. criminal harassment;
          iiv. elder abuse;
          iv. hate crime;
          ivi. historical child sexual abuse (limited to direct victims for counselling or traditional Indigenous health-related services only)
          ivii. homicide;
          iviii. human trafficking;
          iix. intimate partner violence;
          ix. non-consensual distribution of intimate images;
          ixi. sexual assault;
          ixii. serious assault;
          ixiii. voyeurism.

For all program inquiries, please contact Victim Services of Temiskaming & District or the following link: