The Aboriginal Resource Officer Program

Aboriginal Resource Officers Work with Victims Services and Provide Aboriginal Victims of Crime and Traumatic events with:

  • crisis intervention and support;
  • information about the criminal justice system;
  • referrals to appropriate services;
  • assistance with applications for victims compensation and/or restitution, and victim impact statements;
  • court orientation;
  • court accompaniment;
  • case updates; and
  • an explanation about procedures the police must follow in specific situations

What does an Aboriginal Resource Officer do?

An Aboriginal Resource Officer will:
  • provide culturally-appropriate support services to Aboriginal victims of crime and traumatic events;
  • assist in the development and delivery of programs and initiatives to meet the needs of Aboriginal victims of crime and their families;
  • assist in the development and delivery of public education/awareness programs on crime prevention strategies for Aboriginal youth and adults;
  • participate in activities and meetings with Aboriginal groups and community agencies to provide liaison and communication with police services;
  • work with community services and school staff on Aboriginal-related matters;
  • consult with police officers and provide advice and assistance on cases involving Aboriginal people;
  • help to identify and recruit Aboriginal volunteer support workers for Victims Services;
  • provide information on Aboriginal culture to local police; and
  • provide information to Aboriginal people who would like to join municipal police services or the RCMP.
  • Specific program services may differ in different communities.

Where can I go for Help?

Aboriginal Resource Officers are available at this location: Yorkton: RCMP Yorkton City Detachment
37 - 3rd Avenue North
Yorkton SK, S3N 1C1
Telephone: (306) 786-2416
Fax (306) 786-2415

How can you help me?

Anoch namoya kayas ka machi atoskiyan oto Simaganisinok.
Kespin kichiwakan ekwa kiya e mayawishiwitoyek, ahchi namoya kikway e meyo payik kiyawaw kichi.
Iskwewak ekwo awasisak ahci khaki miskammatinawaw awiyak kita pekiskwatikoyek.


We work within the police services. When you and your family are experiencing difficulty, we will find someone to help you and your family.
For more information, contact:

Aboriginal Resources Officer Program
Parkland Victim Services
37 - 3rd Avenue N.
Yorkton, Sask. S3N 1C1
(306) 786-2416