Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

The Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime is available to applicants who have suffered a loss of income from taking time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child or children as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.

To apply for the benefit, applicants must submit an Employment Form. Applicant’s recent employers must fill in this form to confirm that the applicant has earned a minimum of $6,500 in total in the previous calendar year or the 52 weeks immediately prior to the incident, and that they are on leave from all employment or only working up to 50 percent of their regular work week, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

When filling out the Employment Form for one of your employees, you must confirm:

  • that your employee has stopped working or is unable to return to work due to the incident, or is only working up to 50 percent of their regular work week, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week;
  • the date your employee stopped working; and,
  • the employment earnings of your employee.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the forms to Service Canada once they have been completed to the following address:

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime Processing Centre
PO Box 8232, STN T
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H7

Service Canada may contact you to confirm or update the information provided on the form.

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