Current Issues

National Missing Children’s Day has been commemorated on May 25th of each year since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by US President Ronald Reagan. National Missing Children’s Day was declared in Canada in 1986 by then Solicitor-General Perrin Beatty.

National Missing Children’s Day is an opportunity to spread awareness and try to obtain new information from the public to help bring missing children home. This missing children’s day, to help #bringthemhome, please visit Canada’s Missing and ‘search current cases’ tab and select ‘missing children’ to view profiles and provide tips.

The Policy Centre for Victim Issues has announced that Victims Week will be returning for its 11th year under the new name Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

This year, Victims and Survivors of Crime Week will be commemorated from May 29th to June 4th, 2016. Because of the lengthy election period, the dates for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week have been changed from previous years to accommodate organizations who depend on funding from the Department of Justice’s Victims Fund to plan and host their community-based projects and events. […]

The first phase of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be designed after hearing the ideas and perspectives of survivors, families, loved ones, Indigenous organizations and communities, provinces and territories, and experts. To make sure these voices are heard, a national engagement process will take place over the coming months. […]

2011 logoWe are proud to announce that the 2015  It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child Hockey Tournament will be held November 20-22nd at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior, Ontario.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the annual tournament and we are very happy and thankful to say that the tournament has raised over $100,000 for the It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child Program in the last ten years alone. […]

We are thrilled to announce that, with the support of the Department of Justice – Victim’s Fund, Victims of Violence is launching a new project titled ‘Exploring and Responding to the Impact of Victimization in Communities.’

Our research will identify services available for direct and indirect victims and the best practices for dealing with their difficulties as identified by stakeholders who deal with individuals impacted by violent crimes in communities. […]

Victims of Violence is pleased and proud that the historic Victims Bill of Rights has now come into force. We consider the VBR to be a fair and responsible representation of where we are at currently in Canada in relation to being more responsive to victims of crime and their vast array of needs, concerns and issues. […]