Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Who is the Ombudsman?

Who is the Ombudsman?

The Honourable Sue O'Sullivan

Sue O'Sullivan






  • The Ombudsman is appointed by the Government of Canada to promote access to federal programs and services for victims and addresses complaints from the public about issues relating to victims of crime. Since 2007, the Ombudsman's office has worked to ensure criminal justice personnel and policymakers are aware of victims' needs, and identify systemic issues that negatively impact victims. When appropriate, the Ombudsman makes recommendations to federal policymakers that sparked legislative reform for victims' rights. Learn more about the Ombudsman.

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  • The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime marks National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week 2016

    Read OFOVC's article "Making victims' rights real in your community: From legislation to implementation" in the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs Spring bulletin.

    January 6, 2016 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

    Read the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime.

    Pushing for Further Change:
    Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime issues response to the Victims Bill of Rights

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  • At a glance

    1233

    Total number of issues handled by our complaints department in the past fiscal year (2014-2015). A single case file may also have multiple issues.

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    TOP 5
    Top 5 topics of individuals who contacted us

    1. Other levels of government (Provincial, territorial, legal aid, court, police, victim services, compensation)
    2. Our role and mandate
    3. Victim rights
    4. Inquiry/complaint about victim-serving program
    5. Victim concerns

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