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Empowering Victims and Restoring Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

Cochrane Victim Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides 24-hour crisis response, support, and referral services to victims of crime and tragedy. Cochrane Victim Services works largely alongside the RCMP and is located within the Cochrane detachment. The area served is approximately 4,000 square kilometers, which is home to almost 60,000 year-round residents. This area includes the communities of Cochrane, Stoney Nakoda Nation, Bragg Creek, Springbank, Bearspaw, Glendale, Bottrel, and all surrounding areas.

Through the dedication of many community volunteers, and with the support of community partners, local and provincial government agencies, and individual community members, Cochrane Victim Services is able to deliver much-needed services and assistance to victims of crime.

Services are provided by program staff and highly trained volunteer advocates. Volunteer advocates are caring, dedicated community members who provide direct assistance and emotional support to victims through crisis response.

All services are free and confidential.


Cochrane Victim Services is a volunteer-oriented organization that strives to empower and respect the rights of victims by providing support, information, and referrals to reduce the adverse effects of crime, tragedy, and trauma.


Empowering victims and restoring hope for a brighter tomorrow.


All persons of Cochrane and Area Victim Services are required to sign and adhere to an Oath of Confidentiality.

Board of Directors

Cochrane and Area Victim Services is governed by a Board of Directors which functions as the governing body of the organization. This commitment involves developing strategies for long-term financial security enabling the organization to run smoothly, efficiently, and in the best interest of the clients it serves.

Additional Board accountabilities require exchanging ideas and information with representatives of community groups and partnering agencies about the organization’s aims, achievements and annual plan. These elements incorporate fundraising, public awareness events, as well as the goals and objectives for the program.


Cochrane Victim Services could not offer the quality of service we provide without the support of our community partners and generous supporters. Cochrane Victim Services gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support and in-kind donations of the community partners listed below.

Bow Rivers Edge
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