“Responding to the urgent needs of victims of violent crimes”
The Victim Quick Response Program offers assistance to victims in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime.
VQRP offers emergency financial assistance that cannot be obtained through other sources. It is considered a program of last resort.
VQRP assists victims of:
  • Homicide
  • Attempted Murder
  • Serious Physical Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Hate Crime
  • Human Trafficking
The goals of the programs are:
  • To provide short-term assistance to victims in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime
  • Lessen the impact of violent crime through immediate support services
  • Increase the immediate safety of victims of violent crime, and help prevent re-victimization
Services available to help with immediate needs include:
  • Counselling for short-term early intervention
  • Funeral expenses for victims of homicide
  • Cellular phones for victims who are at risk of further victimization
  • Crime scene clean up
  • Emergency Home Safety Expenses to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims
  • Emergency Transportation Costs for the most economical means of travel for victims living in rural or remote areas
  • Emergency Accommodation, Meals and Personal care items
  • Emergency Child and Dependent Care Costs for elderly or special needs
  • Transportation Costs to contribute to transportation expenses for a victim to attend counselling
  • Expenses for victims with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) regulations
  • Emergency Vision Care
Eligibility Requirements
The applicant must be a victim of an eligible Criminal Code Offense, either as the direct victim or a witness, or an immediate family member.
  • The victim must reside in Ontario
  • The crime must have occurred in Ontario
  • In the case of homicide, attempted murder and serious physical assault, the crime must have been reported to a police service in Ontario and the police service must have generated an incident report.
  • In the case of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crime and human trafficking only, the crime may alternatively be reported to a domestic violence, sexual assault centre, hospital, or other community agency providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crime and/or human trafficking crimes in Ontario.
Request for Service
Deadlines to apply for assistance:
  • Counselling Services – no later than 90 days after the date of the crime
  • Emergency Services and Funeral expenses – no later than 45 days after the date of the crime
Contact Us
Telephone: 705-725-7025 ext. 2120