Crime Prevention Partners

Financial Assistance to Host Events During National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2012: Moving Forward

The seventh annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (NVCAW) 2012 will take place from April 22 – 28, 2012.  NVCAW is an opportunity to raise awareness about victim issues and about the programs, services and laws in place to help victims of crime and their families.   The theme for NVCAW 2012 is: “Moving Forward.”  This theme recognizes:

  • Victims: Being a victim of crime can be a life-altering experience.  How an individual may chose to move their life forward after being victimized will be unique to the person and the situation.  All victims deserve to be treated with compassion and respect for their dignity as they move forward on their journey toward healing. 
  • Government:  Over the past 30 years, Canada has made significant advances in the area of victim of crime issues.  By working with partners in the provinces and territories as well as with victim service providers, the Government has ensured that victims have a more effective voice in the criminal justice and corrections systems.   Building on this momentum will help us move forward and continue to make meaningful change for victims of crime.
  • Victim services:  Throughout Canada, there are countless dedicated people who work with victims of crime everyday.  Victim services and the professionals and volunteers who provide them, help victims of crime move forward after a victimization, maintain hope for the future and rebuild their lives

Through the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund, limited financial assistance, up to $10,000 per organization, will be available for projects that support the goals of NVCAW.  The key goal of NVCAW is to raise awareness about the issues facing victims of crime and about the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families.  The Week also acknowledges the work of victim service providers and their dedication in assisting victims of crime and their families. 

The deadline to submit your funding application is November 7, 2011. Applications will only be accepted up to this date. As the amount of funding that is available each year is limited, not all eligible applications can be approved. Geographic distribution, the collaborative nature of the proposed projects and how well projects reflect the NVCAW 2012 theme will be considered during the review process.  Only applications that have been completed in full will be eligible for funding.For more information, send an

e-mail to:

or visit “Funding 2012” page for information and application forms. 



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