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Practical needs

After you have suffered a crime, you may need practical help with many daily functions including

  • Performing certain tasks

  • Completing certain forms

  • Securing and maintaining accommodation


For more information, see the sections below:

Help with tasks

aide taches

You may need help with certain tasks after the crime including to:

  • Repair a broken lock

  • Clean up a crime scene

  • Perform daily tasks, such as maintaining your home

  • Receive childcare support during your absences related to engaging with the crime and its repercussions

The Compensation for Victims of Crime (was IVAC, is now called LAPVIC) offers services or reimbursement of expenses related to some of these tasks. For more information, visit their website.

Help with forms

aide formulaire

You may need help filling out forms to assert your rights as a victim, for exemple: 


Some organizations that help victims, such as Crime Victims Assistance Centres (CAVACs), can help you complete these forms. To find a CAVAC in your area, you can visit their website.

Help with accommodation

aide hebergement

There are shelters for women and their children throughout Quebec if you need to relocate, for example because of domestic or domestic violence.


For more information or to find these shelters in Quebec, you can consult the website of the Fédération des maisons d'hébergement pour femmes and the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale.


In addition, the Compensation for Victims of Crime (IVAC) offers reimbursement for certain expenses related to a move. For more information, visit their website.

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