The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime marks National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week 2016
May 30, 2016 - Ottawa, ON - Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Sue O'Sullivan, marks National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2016 with a tribute to victims, survivors, victim advocates and victim-serving agencies who have helped to promote the recognition of the need to ensure the rights of victims are both respected and supported.
The National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week takes place this year from May 29 to June 4, 2016. This year's theme, "The Power of our Voices”, aims to raise awareness on issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families.
- The National Capital Region Federal Symposium will take place June 3 at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. Visit www.victimsweek.gc.ca for details.
- The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime helps victims to address their needs and concerns, identifies issues that impact victims of crime, and recommends ways that the federal government can make its laws, policies and processes more responsive to the needs of victims of crime.
- "After almost a year since the adoption of the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights (CVBR), this National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made toward implementing the legislation,” said Ms. O'Sullivan. "More importantly, it gives Canadians the opportunity to recognize the power of victims and survivors voices in raising awareness of the issues they face, and advocating for reform to ensure they are better informed, considered, protected and supported. "
Claude Dubois, Communications Manager