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The Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) is administered by Victim Service providers in the province of Ontario and established by the Ministry of the Attorney General to provide timely assistance to victims of the most violent crimes.

VQRP OVERVIEW

VQRP offers limited financial assistance to victims of violent crimes who require immediate assistance that cannot be obtained through other sources.

Eligible victims may include homicide, serious assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, criminal harassment, human trafficking, attempted murder and child abuse.

VQRP is comprised of three components that may provide financial assistance for:

They are:

  1. SHORT-TERM COUNSELLING SERVICES;
  2. FUNDING FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE AND;
  3. FUNDING FOR IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY EXPENSES IN THE FOLLOWING FIVE CATEGORIES:
    • Crime scene clean-up where the use of a specialized service is required;
    • Emergency home repairs to secure the premises for the immediate safety of victims;
    • Transportation costs for the most economical and practical means of travel to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of a violent crime or, for a family member to identify a victim of homicide;
    • Emergency child care and dependent care for elderly or special needs dependents to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of a violent crime or, to enable a family member to identify a victim of homicide;
    • Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available.

Please note the offence must have happen in the Province of Ontario and applied for in the eligible timeframe.
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