The AQPV is constantly developing new information and raising awareness for victims and those close to them (guides, capsules, pamphlets, etc.). Click on the tabs below to learn more.
The Rights and Recourses of Victims of Crime series
The guides in the Rights and Recourses of Victims of Crime series were created to help you navigate the justice system. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, they contain information that will help you understand the justice system and how to exercise your rights and recourse.
Each guide provides the answers to questions most frequently asked by victims, including practical advice and useful references for life after an experience of victimization.
- Navigating You Way Through the Justice System
- When the Offender Is an Adolescent
- When the Victim Is a Minor
- When the Victim Is a New Immigrant or a Person With a Precarious Status
Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
In connection with the implementation of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR), the AQPV has developed information tools for victims, those close to them and the people who work with them.
*** These tools were created with funding provided by Justice Canada in cooperation with the Ministère de la Justice du Québec.
Cyberviolence in teen dating relationships
Are you the parent of a teenager? The AQPV has created some tools that may be of interest to you. These tools have been prepared to:
- make you aware of the forms that cyberviolence takes in teen intimate relationships and its consequences
- inform you of the workings of the youth justice system in the area of cyberviolence in dating relationships and the related provisions under the Criminal Code
- provide you with practical advice and resources that can help you and your child
- give you the tools you need to better support your child.
No one can deny the many advantages of communication technology, but when that technology is used for the wrong purposes, it can become a weapon of control and violence.
Cyber violence in the context of romantic relationships is becoming increasingly common among adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17.
As a parent, it’s normal to feel unprepared and overwhelmed when learning that your child is involved in a situation of cyber violence. Many parents would like to be better informed. This guide has been prepared to inform parents and provide reliable facts on this disturbing phenomenon.
Consult our five fact sheets on cyber violence in adolescent dating relationships or ask for your free printed copy.
- What form does cyberviolence take in teen dating relationships?
- What are the signs that a teen is being cybervictimized by their boyfriend or girlfriend?
- What are the consequences of cyberviolence in teen dating relationships?
- Many behaviours associated with cyberviolence in the context of a dating relationship are considered crimes
- Many resources exist for parents seeking to help their child deal with cyberviolence in the context of a dating relationship
Sexual assault in a health care setting
The AQPV has developed a guide and pamphlet aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault committed by health care professionals to enable victims to recognize and identify what has happened to them. These publications also explain how to recognize warning signs, debunk prejudices and myths about victims, and provide information on how to get help.