Community Resources

The Saanich Police Association is pleased to off the following links and information for community members related to creating safer communities, reporting crime and accessing support for victims of crime.

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Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee

Saanich Police Department members work on the GVPDAC to develop and maintain positive relationships between police and individuals representing the diversity in Greater Victoria including: race, ethnicity, language, education, religion, gender, culture, socio-economic, age, ability and sexual orientation.

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Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers

If you have witnessed a crime and would like to report it anonymously, call the Greater Victoria branch of Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Victim Link BC

This is an information and support service the provides information and referrals to all victims of crime and crisis support to victims of sexual or family violence.  Call 1-800-563-0808 .

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Victim Services of British Columbia

Victim Services provides emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to individuals who have been victimized as a result of crime or trauma.

Visit to access resources in Greater Victoria or for Provincial resources.

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Legal Aid, Lawyer Referral Service and Family Duty Counsel

Free legal services are available to eligible low-income applicants through the Legal Services Society.  Call 1-866-577-2525 for more information.

The Lawyer Referral Service will give you the name of a lawyer in your community who can provide you with a consultation.  Call 1-800-663-1919.

Family Duty Counsel are lawyers who can assist you with family law matters for free if you qualify financially.

Victims Info

Victims Info provides online resources for victims and witnesses of crime in BC.

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Crime Victim Assistance Program

This is a financial benefits program to assist victims of crime, their immediate family members and certain witnesses in dealing with the effective of violent crime.  CVAP helps to offset financial loss and assist in injury recovery.  Call 1-866-660-3888.

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Helpline for Children

This toll free phone service provides help and can answer questions regarding reports of child abuse or neglect.

Call 310-1234 (no area code required).

Block Watch & BC Crime Prevention Association

The Block Watch Society of BC provides information on setting up and maintaining community “block watch” programs for preventing crime and increasing safety in neighbourhoods.  Call 1-877-602-3358.

The BC Crime Prevention Association is an integrated team of citizens and police that provide education and awareness about crime prevention.  Call 1-888-405-2288.

Transition Houses & Safe Homes

BC Housing offers a list of transition houses and safe homes for women fleeing violence.  Call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808 for a referral.

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Qmunity Resource Centre

Qmunity Resource Centre offers counselling, resources, programs and peer support to the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual communities.  Qmunity also operates Prideline, a peer support, information and referral helpline at 1-800-566-1170.

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