“If you are a victim of crime, please know you are not alone. Help is available 24-7. Whether it’s calling 911 or needing immediate assistance like help with out-of-pocket expenses and access to emergency crisis counselling, supports are in place to get you the help you need quickly.

“It is critical to get help to victims throughout their journey – from right after the crime and at every step of their involvement in the justice system.

“There are many faces to this help. Law enforcement is always at the ready, as are victim-serving organizations. I also cannot say enough about the dedication of volunteers across Alberta, who do everything they can and more to help victims.

“It’s obvious that no one ever wants to be a victim of crime. Yet, even with all our efforts to stop crime, it can still happen to any one of us. And as bad as the crime itself can be at the time, the trauma can haunt victims long after the initial harm.

“Alberta’s government has taken a number of actions to support victims and survivors of crime, including moving forward on an Office for Combatting Human Trafficking, requiring provincial court judicial applicants to complete sexual assault law education so victims aren’t revictimized during court, and bringing Clare’s Law into effect last year.

“To all who support victims and survivors in Alberta: thank you. Your commitment and dedication makes all of the difference in a victim’s hour of need.”

Quick facts

  • Help is available 24 hours a day:
    • If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
    • If you are concerned for your safety but aren’t in immediate danger, contact your local police.
    • If you need information, support or referrals to local services, please contact your local victim services unit.
    • If you would like to talk with trained staff about family violence, call 310-1818 for the Family Violence Helpline (toll-free from anywhere in Alberta).
    • Support is available if you have experienced physical or emotional harm as a result of a crime.