To be recognized as a rescuer under the
Loi visant à favoriser le civisme, a person must have suffered injury, death or damage to property as a result of an act of good citizenship performed in Quebec.
The act of citizenship
The act of citizenship must have been:
- performed in Quebec
- performed on or after January 1, 1977
- performed voluntarily
The rescuer must:
- have rescued a person because he or she had reasonable cause to believe that the life or physical integrity of that person was in danger
- have suffered an injury (psychological or physical) or material damage (damage to property)
The application must be made within the same time frame as the Loi visant à aider les personnes victimes d’infractions criminelles et à favoriser leur rétablissement (LAPVIC).
The rescuer must also comply with the applicable provisions of the LAPVIC.
Death of the rescuer
The minor child, spouse, or dependent of a deceased rescuer may be eligible for financial assistance.