Third Party Funding

CVAP

CVAP – Crime Assistance Program

There are many ways a crime can affect your life. If you have been physically or emotionally hurt as a result of a violent crime, you may be entitled to financial assistance. We offer direct billing so you don’t have to stress about paying out of pocket for your sessions.

The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery.

Applying for Benefits

Application forms are also available from victim service programs or through the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

In most cases, the application must be received within one year from the date the crime took place. You do not have to wait for charges to be laid or for the offender to be conviction before applying for benefits.

Extensions to the one-year time limit are made in the following situations:

  • The applicant is under 19. In this case, the victim has until they turn 20 to apply. Minors can apply on their own or a parent or guardian can apply on their behalf
  • The crime is a sexual offence that occurred after July 1, 1972. In this case, the victim (including minors) can apply at any time. The victim’s immediate family members must apply within one year of the date the crime took place or when the crime became known to them
  • The program provides an extension because the applicant could not, for a variety of reasons, reasonably have been expected to complete an application within one year

Benefits for Victims of Crime include: 

  • Medical and dental services
  • Prescription drug expenses
  • Counselling
  • Protective measures
  • Replacement of damaged or destroyed eyeglasses, clothing and disability aids
  • Childcare and homemaker services
  • Disability aids and related disability expenses or services
  • Support for a child born because of a crime
  • Vocational services
  • Income support or lost earning capacity
  • Transportation and related expenses
  • Crime scene cleaning

Counsellor Dan Smith

Lisa Moore, MA

MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC, Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapy Supervisor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy 

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs Advocacy and Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Career Counselling, Addictions, LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal Issues, Grief

Counsellor Dan Smith

Amanjot Gill, MSW

Registered Social Worker (RSW)

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Mental Health Crisis Management, Advocacy, High Conflict Separation/Divorce, Resist/Refuse Dynamics, Hear the Child Reports

Counsellor Dan Smith

Cassandra Hildebrand, M.A.

Clinical Counsellor (RCC, CCC) & Certified Play Therapist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Young Adults

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Development, Boundaries

Counsellor Dan Smith

Colleen Franklin, MACP

Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Parents, Couples, and teens (16+)

SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Addictions, Anxiety, Boundaries, Burnout, Grief & Loss, Parenting/Foster Parenting struggles, Relationship/Couples

Counsellor Dan Smith

Geri-Lynn Remple

Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Virtual Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth, Groups

SPECIALTIES: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertive Communication/Boundaries, Critical Incident Stress Management, Depression, Domestic Violence, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Trauma (including EMDR)

AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

Counsellor Dan Smith

Darlene Mathews

Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Registered Social Worker (RSW) & Virtual Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Individuals, Youth, Parents, Couples, Groups

SPECIALTIES: Life Transitions, Parenting, Divorce/Separation, Anger management/Conflict resolution, Grief/Loss,  Depression/Anxiety, Trauma or abuse, Personal Development

AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

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