The Government of Canada provides funding for organizations to host events during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week).
Please note: Funding applications for NVCAW 2013 are no longer being accepted, as the deadline for applications has passed
Through the Department of Justice Canada Victims Fund, limited financial assistance (up to $10,000 per organization) is available each year for projects that support the goals of Victims Week. The key goal of Victims Week 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.
Victims Week also acknowledges the work of victim service providers and their dedication in assisting victims of crime and their families.
Some examples of events and activities that could be organized during NVCAW include:
- Workshop or information sessions on victim issues or relevant topics;
- Public awareness events (e.g. volunteer recognition event, information kiosk, etc.);
- Social media campaigns and electronic resources on services available to victims and their families and/or victim issues;
- Training for justice system professionals on victim needs;
- Special issue of a newsletter dedicated to Victims Week; and,
- Radio, newspaper or television ads promoting Victims Week and/or providing information on victim services.
The maximum amount of funding that can be provided by the Department of Justice Canada for each organization partnering on a proposed project cannot exceed $10,000, and only one project per applicant will be given consideration. Geographic distribution, the collaborative nature of the proposed projects and how well projects reflect the Victims Week theme may be considered during the review process.
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