Association for Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared

Registered Name: ASSOCIATION DES FAMILLES DE PERSONNES ASSASSINEES OU DISPARUES, AFPAD

Business Number: 830461141RR0001

Mission

The AFPAD (Association for Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared) is a non-profit organization that offers services in all Quebec regions and whose main mission is to overcome the isolation experienced by families of victims by offering resources and tools they need to rebuild their lives.

Services

- Meeting with new families and giving an information package

- Support groups through breakfast meetings in many Quebec regions

- Conferences and workshops about emotional, physical and mental wellness

- Assistance and references for legal and media issues, during the trial, with adult disappearances, etc.

- Online informational videos about grievance, police investigations, post-traumatic shock, disappearances, victims’ rights, CAVAC and dealing with media

- Support and referral to community resources and psychological help

- Monthly newsletter with information about community ressources, testimonials, AFPAD activities, legal or psychological advice, etc.

Tools

Returning to Work After a Tragic Event

Guide for Writing a Victim Impact Statement

Guide About Adult Disappearances

Online practical documents and links

What People Are Saying

"After my daughter’s murder, I had to clean her blood on the floor and walls. For every drop I scrubbed, I felt the life of my child fading away…"

— Testimonial of a mother who’s daughter was murdered

"When I walk in the middle of a crowd, I often have the impression that I see her and I’m suddenly in a panic state since she dissapears right away; I will never give up, I will look for her until I die…"

— Testimonial about a sister’s dissapearance

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