Dans un soucis de mieux répondre aux besoins de sa clientèle, la Direction de l'IVAC est fière de vous présenter son nouveau site Web!

Vous pourrez facilement trouver des informations très complètes et plus simples à comprendre en ce qui concerne entre autres les victimes d'actes criminels, les sauveteurs, les services et indemnités offerts et les étapes d'une demande de prestations.

Nous espérons que vous serez satisfaits des efforts mis pour améliorer notre site. Si toutefois vous avez des commentaires ou suggestions qui pourraient nous aider à le bonifier, n'hésitez pas à nous le laisser savoir en communiquant avec nous.

​​​​ The Charter of the French language and its regulations govern the consultation of English-language content.

​​​​ 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.​​​​​


Close Relations and Dependents

​​Victims’ close relations and the dependents may receive benefits and services to help them through the trying times experienced as a result of the crime.

What is a Close Relation?

If the victim has died, the following are considered close relations:

  • The deceased victim’s spouse
  • The deceased victim’s father and mother
  • The person standing in loco parentis (acting as a parent) to the deceased victim
  • The deceased victim’s child
  • The child of the deceased victim’s spouse
  • The deceased victim’s brother and sister
  • The deceased victim’s grandfather and grandmother
  • The child of the spouse of either of the deceased victim’s parents

If the victim is not deceased, he/she may designate as a close relation any of the parties listed above or another person with whom he or she has a meaningful bond and who is able to provide support through the recovery process.​


What is a Dependent?

A dependent is anyone for whom the victim can claim a total or partial tax credit or a deduction for alimony at the time of criminal act. The following may be dependants:

  • the victim’s spouse;
  • anyone from whom the victim is separated or divorced and who, at the time of the crime, was entitled to alimony under a court order or agreement;
  • adopted or biological children under 18 years of age;
  • adopted or biological children over 18 years of age who are attending an educational institution fulltime or are disabled; and
  • any other person who acts as a parent to the victim or to whom the victim acts as a parent and who, at the time of the crime, was living totally or partially from the victim’s income.
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