OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of the Kanishka Project
Contribution Program, a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused
research funded by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Resource
Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) is launching a bilingual website
for communities to utilize to help them prepare for and mitigate
a terrorist attack or mass victimization event in Canada.
TerrorVictimResponse.ca encourages communities to develop a
comprehensive response plan which will positively impact the resiliency
of victims, survivors and communities in the event of a terrorist
incident on Canadian soil.
One of the primary goals of TerrorVictimResponse.ca is to provide
practical information to emergency response officials that can be
implemented to help address the realities arising from a terrorist
event. The Checklist for Communities incorporates the needs of victims
and survivors at each stage of the response and recovery efforts.
Reflective of events from around the world, the Checklist for
Communities incorporates first-hand experiences of victims and
survivors, as well as lessons learned by communities and responders who
have experienced a terrorist event. Most importantly, the
TerrorVictimResponse.ca website provides the only national web-based
resource for emergency management, law enforcement and government
officials who may be required to deliver tangible support to persons
Ensuring that victims and survivors can recover and normalize their
lives is critical in fostering community resilience. Communities must
be prepared to meet the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of
victims and survivors of terrorist acts/mass victimizations and can do
so by incorporating victims into their official response plans.
Please visit this new resource at: www.TerrorVictimResponse.ca.
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SOURCE: Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
For further information:
please contact Heidi Illingworth: (613) 762-9499 or Krista Gray-Donald: (613) 276-1859.