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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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September 20, 2014 - Bill C-489, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), comes into force. This Bill amends the Criminal Code to require a court to consider making an order prohibiting certain offenders from being within two kilometers or less of a victimís home or any other place specified in the order; creates mandatory conditions prohibiting anyone on a conditional sentence or on probation from having contact with a victim or other person identified in the order or from going to any place specified by the judge, unless the victim consents in writing to having contact with the offender; and ensures that victimís safety and security concerns are taken into consideration by either the Parole Board of Canada or Correctional Service Canada when making a release decision about an offender. 

September 8, 2014 - The September/October Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

July 2, 2014 -  The July/August Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

May 30, 2014 - We are very pleased to announce that our new special publication "An Exploration of the Victims' Movement in Canada" is now available! We are very grateful to the Department of Justice - Victims Fund, whose support has made this publication possible.

May 9, 2014 - The May/June Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

April 10, 2014 - Bill C-14, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, receives Royal Assent, ensuring that the Government can deliver on its commitment to protect Canadians from not criminally responsible (NCR) accused persons who have been found to pose a higher risk of committing violence if released. Amendments will come into effect three months from the date of Royal Assent (July 10, 2014). Government of Canada.

April 6 - 12, 2014 - National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. Victims Week is held in April every year 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 please visit the Victims Week Website.

April 3, 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the introduction of legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights that would transform the criminal justice system by creating, at the federal level, clear rights for victims of crime Ė a first in Canadian history. Prime Minister of Canada.

March 3, 2014 - The March/April Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

February 26, 2014 - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice, and The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduce comprehensive legislation (made up of nine measures) to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad. Justice Canada

January 9, 2014 - The Government of Canada launches the anti-cyberbullying public awareness campaign, Stop Hating Online. The national campaign will raise awareness among Canadians of the impact of cyberbullying, and when this behaviour amounts to criminal activity. 

January 3, 2014 - The January/February Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

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