“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew
For Advice, for Advocacy or for Simple Human Compassion
We Are There For You When You Need Us Most
The Bonnyville Victim Services Unit has been diligently serving our district for over twenty-five years. Our outreach area includes such communities as the Town of Bonnyville, MD of Bonnyville, Glendon, LaCorey, Fort Kent, as well as the Kehewin First Nations. We are a non-profit, charitable society that works in partnership with the RCMP to provide emotional support, referral information and practical aid for those whom tragedy has struck. Our highly trained, caring members provide free, compassionate service around the clock as mis-fortunate cannot tell time.
Our Mission Statement
To offer support, assistance, information and referrals in a courteous and compassionate manner that respects the dignity and privacy of victims
Our Goals and Objectives
- To lessen the immediate impact of a crime or tragedy on victims through practical support, information and referrals at the time of crisis.
- To help victims cope with the effects of crime by providing information regarding such important issues as their Police File Status, Court Processes, Case Disposition, Victim Impact Statements, Police Procedures, Community Resources, Restitution Requests, Financial Benefits Application Procedures, as well as many other vital forms of assistance.
- To offer information and awareness for the prevention of further victimization through education.
- To promote a positive liaison between the Police, the Court System and the victim so that a better flow of information and support is created.