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. […]
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here! For the entire month of June, every $1 you donate to our organization through www.canadahelps.org or www.givingchallenge.ca qualifies us to win $10,000!
The more you give, the more chances for us to win! Please visit our Giving Page to support Victims of Violence during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. […]
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is being held May 29 to June 4 and the theme is The Power of Our Voices.
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is about raising awareness about issues facing victims and survivors of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help them and their families. […]
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; […]
In recognition of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, a special edition of Victim Matters is now available.
We are very grateful to the Department of Justice – Victims Fund for making this issue possible.
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. […]
The online survey, which will be used to help in the development of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, is now available online.
The survey is designed to allow survivors, family members and friends of victims, service providers, and others to provide input into who should conduct the inquiry, […]
Please be advised that our office will be closed for the holidays from December 21, 2015 until January 4, 2016.
Victims of Violence Wishes you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year!
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. […]