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In 2009, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services hired its first of eventually three CAVAC officers, who provide support and services for victims of crime or witnesses to crime. Crime victims assistance centers, commonly referred to as CAVACs, provide a number of essential services including:

  • Referral to post-trauma and/or psycho-social counselling or intervention.
  • Referral to specialized services such as the appropriate legal, medical, social and community resources capable of assisting victims as they attempt to deal with the problems they face.
  • Accompaniment to court or other aspects of trial/judicial process (e.g., examination for discovery) as well as to supporting community services as required (e.g., medical, housing, etc.)
  • Technical assistance such as filling out required forms to enable victims to comply with all the formalities associated with their situation.
  • Advice on court process, referrals to counselling or social services and generally, providing victims support before, during and after their involvement with the criminal justice system. 
  • Information on crime victims’ rights and remedies which encompasses the main stages of the judicial process, the crime victims’ compensation program, INFOVAC-Plus and any financial assistance measures to which victims may be entitled. 

Their front-line services are free of charge and strictly confidential.

Reach a CAVAC Officer

>> To reach a CAVAC professional nearest you, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact one of our main CAVAC office:

  • Cree Northern CAVAC (Whapmagoostui, Chisasibi, Wemindji)

    10 Tawich Road, Wemindji, QC J0M 1L0
    Toll Free: 1 (855) 603-6136

  • Cree Central CAVAC (Eastmain, Waskaganish, Nemaska)

    46 Chistaastihaw Road, Nemaska, QC J0Y 3B0
    Toll Free: 1 (855) 603-6168

  • Cree Southern CAVAC (Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini, Waswanipi)

    301 Queen Street, Mistissini, QC G0W 1C0
    Toll Free: 1 (855) 603-6137

CAVAC Schedule

The current schedule of upcoming CAVAC officer visit for each community is found in the colour-coded schedule below.

Please note that CAVAC schedules are subject to change by the CAVAC officer so please refer to this page on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information.

>> 2018-2019 CAVAC Schedule in PDF.