Victim Quick Response Program

Victim Quick Response Program

If each of the following applies to you, you may be eligible for VQRP assistance:

  • I am requesting emergency, crime scene cleanup and/or funeral expenses no later than 45 calendar days after the date of the crime, or counselling services and related transportation costs, no later than 90 calendar days after the date of the crime.
  • I am a victim of a violent Criminal Code offence that occurred in Ontario, and I have not been charged as a result of the crime.
  • I have no other financial resources to assist me with funeral expenses; and/or emergency expenses; and/or crime scene cleanup, and/or short-term counselling services.
  • The police or community organization to which you reported the crime will refer you to a local VQRP service delivery organization – most are agencies that deliver Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services. These organizations will help you understand the eligibility requirements, complete forms and identify local support services.
  • Please note that you must report a violent Criminal Code offence to a police service in the province of Ontario within the required timeframe (see eligibility criteria above). Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or hate crimes may report the crime to a domestic violence shelter, sexual assault centre, hospital or other community agency providing services to victims in Ontario.


 Funeral Provided to families of homicide victims $5,000
CounsellingImmediate and culturally appropriate short-term counselling to help reduce the impact of the crime

Options for group counselling/healing circles, transportation for victims living in rural/remote areas and accommodations for victims with disabilities are also available

Approximately ten sessions or $1,000
CleanupCrime scene cleanup requiring specialized services $1,500
EmergencyEmergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims

Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available

Transportation and emergency child/dependent care costs to identify a homicide victim or support a seriously injured relative.

Combined maximum of $1,000 per occurrence