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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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May 1 - June 30, 2013 - The Government of Canada is hosting public online Consulations on the creation of a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.  For more information and to access a discusion paper on the subject, click here. You can submit your views to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 1, 2013 - The May/June Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

April 30, 2013 -  Parliament passes the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act. This legislation doubles the victim surcharge, and ensures the surcharge is applied to all offenders. Justice Canada.

April 21-27, 2013 - National Victims of Crime Awareness Week - This year's theme is "We All Have a Role." For more information and a list of activities being held across Canada, please see the NVCAW Website

March 1, 2013 - The March/April Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

February 27, 2013 - James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, tables Bill C-478, “The Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act.”  This Bill seeks to extend the parole eligibility period for those convicted of abduction, sexual assault and murder.

David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, re-tables Bill C-479, "The Fairness for Victims Act". This Bill proposes to increase the period within which the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) must conduct detention reviews following a detention order and parole reviews following a denial of parole. It also provides additional support to victims.

February 8, 2013 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the introduction of the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, which addresses concerns raised by victims of crime with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder. 

February 4, 2013 - The Government of Canada Sets Out Next Steps to Make Canadian Streets and Communities Safer... Justice Canada.

January 31, 2013 - The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) announces the launch of a new national website called Canada's Missing; the first national website designed to engage the public in reporting tips and information related to ongoing cases.

January 2, 2013 - The January/February Issue of Victim Matters is now available!

January 1, 2013 - Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children is now available.  For more information on this grant, please click here.

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