Resources for Victims

Glossary of Legal Terms

MADD Canada has compiled a glossary of legal terms, which can help with legal terms that are often used.

Resource Guide

MADD Canada has prepared resource guides to help victims of crime, specifically victims of impaired driving crimes, locate the resources they need to help them deal with the criminal justice process and the various networks of services and programs. We have provided the most up to date contact information for victims, for both federal and provincial resources. The resource guide is available as a PDF.


Trauma, Loss and Bereavement (PDF)

A Victim’s Guide to the Canadian Criminal Justice System (PDF)

Understanding the Consequences of a Loved One’s Impaired Driving (PDF)

Coping with Life after Injury (PDF)

Holidays and Hope

During the holiday season, you may be encouraged to join in the holiday spirit, when painfully, the sounds, sights and smells may trigger the memories of your loved one.

MADD Canada encorages you to read the Holidays and Hope brochure during this difficult time. For a copy of the brochure, click here.

The MADD Canada Lending Library

A variety of books, video and audio cassettes are available for you to borrow from our National Office. For the complete list of available material, click here.

Storybooking for Victims

Do you have a story to document?

It has long been known that writing letters to a loved one, documenting their lives or your own life can be a healing experience for those grieving. Lori Smith, an injured victim of impaired driving, attended the 2007 MADD Canada Annual National Victims' Weekend and did a presentation on storybooking for victims of impaired driving. Now victims can write their own stories and have it bound in a hard cover book with Lori's help. Lori is an Independent Heritage Makers Consultant and is offering her assistance to those who would like to write a book. Recently Sherry Caves, herself a victim of two impaired driving crashes and the recipient of MADD Canada's Citizen of Distinction award, documented her story in a Heritage Makers book. This book is now available for sale through Heritage Makers or can be borrowed from MADD Canada's lending library. Sherry's book was so well written and inspirational that it has been nominated to receive the "Best of Heritage" Award. To order Sherry's book or get more information or prices on this program visit or contact Lori Smith at MADD Canada thanks Lori for her support of victims of impaired driving.

Preview Sherry's book





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