Current Issues

Check out our new project report “Exploring and Responding to the Impact of Victimization in Communities” and the accompanying information guide “A Guide to Responding to Victimization in Your Community” (available in English and French).

Feedback about this project is greatly appreciated. […]

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  will explore the systemic reasons why so many indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Independent from the federal government, the commission is directed to examine and report on the systemic causes behind the violence that Indigenous women and girls experience and their greater vulnerability to violence by looking for patterns and underlying factors that explain why higher levels of violence occur. […]

Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, passed in  April 2015, made a number of changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Many of these changes came into effect in July 2015.  However, as of June 1st, 2016, upon request, victims can now:

  • Receive information from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) about an offender’s correctional plan and progress toward meeting the objectives of the plan; […]

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. […]

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. […]