Current Issues

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. A big thank you to all the teams, sponsors, and volunteers that have made this tournament a success over the years! We look forward to another successful year in 2015.

We are committed to the protection of children through education. Through the “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child” Program, we offer a wide variety of free child protection materials, as well as a nation-wide Child Id Kit Program, and a number of materials to help parents understand the importance of educating their children on personal safety. All of the funds used to operate the “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child”Program come from the community through fundraising events such as the It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child Hockey Tournament. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will be used to continue the program.

For more information about this year’s tournament, please contact Dave McCormick at 613-809-9900 or 613-742-8099 (Office) or by email at -or- check out our Tournament Page or Facebook Event Page.


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. […]

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduces legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to end statutory release for repeat violent offenders.

Under Statutory Release, eligible criminals are released at two thirds of their sentence and serve the last third of their sentence in the community under supervision and subject to conditions.  […]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the Government’s intent to introduce legislation to keep Canadian families and their communities safe by ensuring that the most heinous criminals will be sentenced to life behind bars without possibility of parole.

  • This legislation will build on the Government’s tough-on-crime measures to keep our streets and communities safe by ensuring that criminals who are convicted of the most serious murders or those who are convicted of high treason will be imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives with no access to parole. […]