Are you a victim of a crime? Whether it is committed in Canada or elsewhere, subject to certain conditions, any person of Canadian nationality could be compensated by the IVAC.
The IVAC is a compensation scheme that provides benefits to help victims and rescuers in the process of healing their injuries caused by criminal acts or acts of good citizenship. If the injury caused by the crime or act of good citizenship renders the victim unable to work, study or perform the majority of his or her usual activities of daily and domestic life, compensation to replace the potential loss of income can be paid.
The Directorate of the IVAC reports to the Committee on Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST).
The Department of Justice is responsible for the analysis, development and evolution of the compensation system for victims of crime. The interpretation of the Act is also the responsibility of this department.
The Tribunal Administratif du Québec (TAQ) is the court of last instance in the matter.