The Vulcan Regional Victim Services Society promotes and advocates the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma through information, referral, support, assistance, community liaison, and education.

Serving the needs of victims of crime and trauma in Vulcan County, Alberta.

About Us

Vulcan Regional Victims Services Society

The Vulcan Regional Victim Services Society began operations in September 2001. The society is a not-for-profit, volunteer based, registered society, working directly from the Vulcan RCMP detachment.

Vulcan County is located 1 hour south east of Calgary, Alberta and 1 hour north of Lethbridge, Alberta

Our program provides assistance to the area serviced by Vulcan RCMP Detachment (white area in Vulcan County map below) which includes the communities of Milo, Vulcan, Lomond, Champion, and Carmangay. The colored areas on the map are serviced by the indicated RCMP Detachments.

The population served includes approximately 7000 permanent residents, seasonal employees, weekend residents and thousands of annual visitors.

The aims of VRVSS is to limit the impact of crime or tragedy on victimized persons by providing assistance, support, information and referral to individuals living in and visiting Vulcan County.

VRVSS provides assistance to both primary victims (persons who have experienced direct injury, loss or trauma) and secondary victims (persons beyond the immediate victim to whom the repercussion of a crime/trauma may spread including friends, family and co-workers).

The VRVSS consists of a board of directors, a part-time program coordinator, and a team of dedicated volunteer advocates. Advocates are volunteers who have completed an extensive training program, have obtained a security clearance from the RCMP, have successfully completed interviews with the program coordinator and the RCMP, and have signed a one year contract with the program. These advocates provide direct services to victims of crime and trauma.

From Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2010, the VRVSS assisted 674 individuals victimized by crime and trauma, and assisted with 312 RCMP files. The types of occurrences where victims have been assisted includes sudden death, suicide, attempted suicide, fatal motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), injury MVAs, serious accidents, sexual assaults, assaults, domestic assaults, residential and commercial break and enters, robbery, thefts, forgeries, property damage, trespassing, harassment, threats, kidnapping, missing persons, child abuse and indecent acts.