Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Most Canadian provinces have crime victim compensation/financial assistance programs to provide financial compensation to victims of violent or personal crimes. The programs are administered by the provinces, according to their own rules and standards. They were created to acknowledge the harm done to innocent victims and to help ease the financial burden that often accompanies victimization. The compensation/financial assistance program is seen as the payer of last resort, therefore all other coverage must be exhausted prior to claims for compensation.
This page provides general information about provincial programs; however some programs may offer more services and benefits than those listed here. It is important to note that the compensation/financial assistance programs vary greatly from province to province. More specific information can be obtained in chart form following. Please consult individual programs for more specific information about your situation.