National Office for Victims

What We Do

The National Office for Victims is a central resource that offers information to victims, and also provides input on policy and legislative initiatives, education about victims' issues for members of the criminal justice system, and networking and support to the Correctional Service of Canada and the Parole Board of Canada.

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For additional information on federal services and information for victims of crime, please visit the victims of crime page on

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

On July 23, 2015, the majority of the provisions of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights came into force. Additional information on this legislation can be found on

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights creates four statutory rights for victims of crime: the right to information, the right to protection, the right to participation and the right to restitution. It also informs victims of how they can file a complaint if they feel that their rights have been infringed or denied by a federal department or agency. Learn how to file a complaint with Public Safety Canada about a right under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

The remaining amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act contained in the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights came into force on June 1, 2016.

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