NEWS FROM THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT
Re: Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims Program
Please be advised that the Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims (FAFHV) program has been extended to include 2013 homicides.
The FAFHV program provides up to $10,000 per homicide in financial assistance to eligible parents and spouses of victims of homicide.
Please be aware that the application period for homicides that take place in 2013, ends on February 28, 2014.
The application deadline for homicides that occurred from 2006 to 2012 has passed. However, some parents and spouses may still be eligible if funds are available (i.e. if no other eligible applicant applied prior to the deadline). People are encouraged to call the program for more information on eligibility.
Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the application process, including application forms, are available on the ministry’s website at:
For more information, please call toll-free at 1 855 467-4344, or 416 212-9164 in the Greater Toronto Area.
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National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2013:
We All Have a Role
The 8tth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (NVCAW) will be commemorated across Canada from April 21 – 27, 2013. The theme that has been chosen for NVCAW 2013 is: We All Have a Role.
This theme recognizes:
That criminal justice providers play a role in reaching out to victims of crime by providing information and meaningful support to victims and their families at the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels. Throughout Canada, countless dedicated people work with victims of crime everyday. These professionals and volunteers help victims of crime maintain hope for the future and rebuild their lives.
That all levels of government play a role in reaching out to victims of crime. Over the past 30 years, Canada has made significant advances in issues important to victims of crime. By working with partners in the provinces and territories, as well as with service providers, the federal Government has ensured that victims have a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. In the years to come, the Government will build on this momentum and continue to make meaningful change for victims of crime in Canada.
That all Canadians can play a role in helping victims of crime access the services available to them. The first level of support for many victims of crime are family and friends. NVCAW 2013 provides a backdrop for a national discussion about the laws, services and programs available for victims of crime at the community, provincial, territorial and federal level. Being knowledgeable about the services available to victims gives each Canadian the opportunity to pass along that information to someone else whose life has been touched by crime.