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12 February 2018

$1.5 million for the completion of 25 projects aimed at supporting victims of crime

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Posted by Stéphanie Vallée on Monday, February 12, 2018

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Montréal, February 12, 2018. – A sum of $1.5 million will be shared between 25 agencies in order to finance the implementation of projects promoting research, information, education and training pertaining to assistance to victims of crime. These grants will be used to support various projects, relating more particularly to domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec, made the announcement today in Montréal in the company of David Birnbaum, MNA for D’Arcy-McGee and Mélanie Thivierge, CEO of Y des Femmes de Montréal (YWCA).

This allocation is the result of a call for projects launched in the summer of 2017. 


I am proud that our government is funding these organizations that offer high-quality services to victims of crime. I am convinced that these projects will improve the daily lives of thousands of victims and will enable us, as a society, to better support them.

– Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec

Our government has the duty to ensure that victims of crime receive services tailored to their needs. To complete their projects, 15 organizations from the Montréal region will receive financial support totalling more than $876,000. Their services will benefit not only the people of Montréal, but also thousands of people across Quebec. 

– David Birnbaum, MNA for D’Arcy-McGee and President of the Montréal Caucus

I salute the efforts of the Greater Montréal organizations that support the victims of crime every day. I encourage them to continue their vital work and maintain their involvement.

– Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region

Additional information:

The Grant Program for Research, Information, Education and Training Pertaining to Assistance for Victims of Crime is funded by the Crime Victims Assistance Fund (FAVAC).  Used mostly to support projects that help victims of crime, this special fund was established in 1988 by the Ministère de la Justice. Its revenue comes mainly from sums collected as a result of offences to Quebec penal laws and the Criminal Code, as well as sums related to the sharing of the proceeds of crime.

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For more information, visit:

List of subsidized projects in 2017-2018
Grant Program for Research, Information, Education and Training Pertaining to Assistance for Victims of Crime

  1. Centre de liaison sur l’intervention et la prévention psychosociale (CLIPP)
    Comprendre pour agir (Understanding in order to act)
  2. Centre d’expertise en agression sexuelle Marie-Vincent
    NON à la cyberviolence chez les jeunes (NO to cyber violence among young people)
    Montréal, Montérégie and Laval
  3. Centre for Services in Restorative Justice (CSJR)
    La justice, ça me concerne, ça nous concerne (Justice: it concerns me, it concerns us)
  4. Université du Québec à Rimouski
    Evaluation kit for child and teen victims of sexual assault
  5. L’Anonyme Mobile Intervention Unit
    FOCUS Project
  6. Resource and Intervention Center for Men Sexually Abused in Their Childhood (CRIPHASE)
    School course and social/professional integration of men who were victims of sexual abuse in their childhood or adolescence
  7. Interligne Centre
    Register of acts of violence against the LGBTQQIP2SAA communities
  8. Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES)
    Plus d’information, plus de droits au bout des doigts (More information, more rights at your fingertips)
  9. Éducaloi
    Comprendre les intersections du droit dans l’intervention auprès des victimes d’agression sexuelle immigrantes (Understanding how the law applies to interventions with immigrant victims of sexual assault)
  10. Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes (AQPV)
    Intervenir auprès des groupes sectaires ou de communautés fermées : s’outiller pour protéger les enfants (Intervening in sectarian groups or closed communities: tools to protect children)
    Montréal, Montérégie, Laurentides and Centre-du-Québec
  11. Women’s Centre of Montréal
  12. West Island CALACS
    Quand la violence sexuelle discrimine (When sexual violence discriminates)
  13. Movement Against Rape and Incest
    Pour une justice accessible aux femmes dans l’invisibilité (Making justice accessible to invisible women)
  14. Chinese Family Service of Greater Montréal
    Awareness-raising program for the Chinese community concerning domestic violence