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​​​​ The law to assist persons who are victims of criminal offences and to facilitate their recovery is now in force. Consult the main changes brought about by this new law.​​​​​

 Act to assist persons who are victims of criminal offences and to facilitate their recovery

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Here is the main changes for the Loi visant à aider les personnes victimes d’infractions criminelles et à favoriser leur rétablissement​, that come into force on October 13, 2021 and a reminder of the current provisions of the Loi sur l’indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (LIVAC). The​ Règle​ment d’application de la Loi visant à aider les personnes victimes d’infractions criminelles et à favoriser leur rétablissement​ was also adopted to specify certain provisions as well as the modalities of application of the law.

The content of this text is informative and is intended to be an aid to understanding. Laws and regulations have legal force and priority at all times.​​​

Notion of victim

Who may file an application

Time limit for filing an application

Criminal offences

Where the offence is committed

Gross fault and participation in the criminal offence

From October 13, 2021

A victim of a criminal offence will not be entitled to any financial assistance if:

  • they suffered interference with their integrity or die as a result of their gross fault
  • participated in the criminal offence committed against them

Their spouse, close relations or parents will not be eligible for financial assistance.​

However, t​he victim’s child might be eligible for financial assistance.

The parent of a minor victim who is guilty of gross fault might ​be eligible for financial assistance.


If the victim can show that they were subjected to violence or a threat of violence, they might be eligible for financial assistance even if they participated in the offence or if they are guilty of gross fault.

Gross fault does not apply to a person who files an application in relation to domestic or sexual violence.

Gross fault or participation in a criminal offence does not apply to a victim 12 years of age or younger or to a person who is considered incompetent.

Until October 12, 2021

A victim is not eligible if, through their gross fault, they contributed to their injuries or death. Nor are their family and close relations eligible. Gross fault does not apply to an application concerning sexual violence.

Psychotherapeutic and psychosocial rehabilitation

Crime scenes

Temporary total disability (TTD)

Permanent disability (PD)

Lump sum payment in the event of death


Transitional measures

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