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Victims of Violence is a federally registered charitable organization.

Since our inception in 1984, the mission of Victims of Violence has been:

  • To provide long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families and to aid families of missing children in the search for their loved ones;
  • To conduct research on issues affecting victims of violent crime and to act as a resource centre providing information on these topics for victims and the community;
  • To provide to governments, news media, and the community a victim's perspective on issues affecting victims of violent crime; and
  • To generally promote public safety and the protection of society.

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July 23, 2015 - The Victims Bill of Rights (Bill C-32) comes into-force. The bill creates clear statutory rights at the federal level for victims of crime for the first time in Canada’s history.

April 19 to 25 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The goal of Victims Week is to raise awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families. For more information and a list of events taking place across the country, please click here.

April 23, 2015 - Bill C-32, The Victims Bill of Rights Act receives Royal Assent and is now law. The Victims Bill of Rights creates clear statutory rights to to information, protection, participation and restitution, at the federal level for victims of crime for the first time in Canada’s history.

Bill C-479, The Fairness for the Victims of Violent Offenders Act receives Royal Assent. This Bill, introduced by Member of Parliament David Sweet, amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to extend mandatory parole review periods for violent criminals who are denied parole, to reviewing the case within five years rather than the current two years. Public Safety Canada.

March 27, 2015 - 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.  Public Safety Canada.

March 9, 2015 - Bill C-13, The Protecting Canadians From Online Crime Act, comes into force. The legistlation aims to crack down on online exploitation and cyber bullying. For more information, please see Justice Canada.

March 4, 2015 - 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. Prime Minister of Canada.

March 2, 2015 - The March/April Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

January 16, 2015 - Government announces royal assent of legislation creating a DNA-Base Missing Persons Index. The legislation, known as “Lindsey's Law” in honour of Lindsey Nicholls, who disappeared in 1993 and has never been found, recieved royal assent on December 16, 2014. Lindsey's mother, Judy Peterson, has been a tireless advocate for the creation of a DNA-based Missing Persons Index. Public Safety Canada.

January 5, 2015 - The January/February Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

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