Victim Support Unit

The Victim Support Unit (VSU) is dedicated to providing professional assistance and crisis counselling to victims of crime or tragic circumstances. The VSU also ensures that victims have access to the many resources and programs offered in the Ottawa Area.   

The VSU is staffed with professional Crisis Counsellors who are available to help if you are in need of support or have any questions with regards to being victimized or suffering from tragic circumstances.

Victims who contact the VSU can expect a risk and needs assessment by a trained professional crisis counsellor. Crisis Counsellors may also provide victims with crisis and post trauma counselling, information about the criminal justice system, support, advocacy, and referral to external resources for longer term support.

Please be aware that we do not operate a 24 hour Crisis Line. You may be required to leave a message and one of our Crisis Counselors will return your call as soon as possible.

If you are in immediate danger or are aware of a crime in progress, call 911.

For 24 hour crisis response please use the following crisis response lines :

Other Resources:

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians.