National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week - Nunavik Edition
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 25, 2017 – Since 2006, Canada has marked Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. The goal is to raise awareness about the issues facing victims and survivors of crime and about the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families. Every year, many awareness and promotion activities are organized by different organizations across the country.
This year during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, between May 28 and June 3, the Sapummijiit Crime Victims Assistance Centre will be organizing various activities in Nunavik communities to promote its services and emphasize the importance of support for victims.
In Kuujjuaq and Inukjuak, the victims and survivors of crime will take part in fishing excursions organized by Sapummijiit victims support agents. In particular, the support agent in Inukjuak has succeeded in raising close to $6000 from community partners for this traditional activity.
In Puvirnituq, Sapummijiit will promote its services for victims with interviews conducted over local radio airwaves and with the distribution of pamphlets. An information booth will also be set up at the local cooperative store throughout the week.
The Legal, Socio-Judicial and Municipal Management Department of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) would like to recognize the dedication of Sapummijiit victims support agents in Nunavik communities who work daily with the victims and survivors of crime, and it encourages its support agents to continue their important work.
For more information on Sapummijiit, visit the KRG website at: http://www.krg.ca/krg-departments/legal-socio-judicial-municipal/crime-victims-assistance-centre-sapummijiit.
Coordinator – Sociojudicial Section
Kativik Regional Government
Tel. 819-964-2961, ext. 2375
The KRG is a public organization created in 1978 under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. The organization has jurisdiction over nearly the entire territory of Québec north of the 55th parallel in areas such as municipal matters, transportation, the environment, policing, employment, labour training, income security, childcare services, renewable resources, land-use planning, civil security and economic development.