Information about AFPAD services
Family Lunch and LearnAFPAD has been holding its Lunch and Learn activities since 2008. These activities arose from our member families' need of to meet with each other to exchange freely about any subject of their choice.
For the next year, this activity will be extended to several regions in the province of QuÃ©bec: MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec City, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, ChaudiÃ¨re-Appalaches, Laval, MontÃ©rÃ©gie, LanaudiÃ¨re, Laurentides, Lower St Lawrence, Eastern Townships, Mauricie-Centre-du-QuÃ©bec and Outaouais.
Individual meeting, active listening and moral supportConsidering the immense psychological distress that represents the manslaughter or the criminal disappearance of a family member, the meetings can take various forms in order to better answer the various needs.
For example, interventions can be realized by telephone, by Video Conference Call or even by meetings in our offices.
During this activity, families are invited to attend a conference dealing with a subject of common interest to them.
This meeting is beneficial to our members because it allows them to mingle, to obtain information and to discuss the subject that was covered.
For 2011-2012, at least four speakers are already scheduled on our agenda.
Letter writing helpMembers benefit from letter writing help services for things like pre-sentencing letters specifying the impact on victims or letters of opposition to the release on parole of a prisoner.
The AFPAD is also capable of drafting letters of support for families in various situations.
Discussion Forum, Facebook and TwitterThe AFPAD Forum as well as its Facebook page, are essential tools because they allow our members to communicate between themselves. Furthermore, these modern technologies really help our member families from outlying regions that cannot attend our regular meetings.
Accompanying members to Court and legal adviceDuring the trial or the preliminary hearing, our members can be accompanied by an AFPAD representative or a volunteer.
An advisory legal service is offered by volunteer lawyers who answer several requests each year.