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Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
Meet the Ombudsman
- I am honoured to be appointed to serve Canadians as the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime. I see the role of the Ombudsman as one that holds a significant responsibility to victims of crime and their families. Meet the Ombudsman
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Learn about victims' rights
Supporting resilience: A statement from the Ombudsman on Bell Let’s Talk Day
Ombudsman’s statement - National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters
Letter addressed to the Honourable Bill Blair on the conditions of release and protection of vulnerable adults
Letter addressed to the Prime Minister concerning a Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and his response
Letter to the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship on respecting victims in the context of removals due to criminality
#OFOVCCommunity Newsletter - Fall 2020
Victims’ rights are human rights
Letter addressed to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations on sustainable funding for Indigenous-led organizations
Violence: Lived Reality for Women and Girls
Bill C-3: An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Letter to Minister Blair concerning a recommendation for amendment – Conditions of release
Letter to Minister Miller concerning Indigenous women’s shelters in communities not covered
News release: Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Calls for Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights to ensure accountability for victims and survivors of crime
Media advisory : Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Calls for Parliament to Conduct Statutory Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
Ombudsman statement on Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2020
Ombudsman’s statement on Restorative Justice Week 2020
Ombudsman’s statement on the Parole Board of Canada piloting a videoconferencing solution
Letter addressed to Minister Lametti on the repeal of s.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada
Letter to Minister Bill Blair regarding use of videoconferencing in parole hearings, issues with the RCMP, Clare’s Law, and funding for CSC’s restorative opportunities program
Time to Act is Now: A National Action Plan to address violence against Indigenous Women & Girls
At a glance...
Total number of issues handled by our complaints department in the past fiscal year (2016-2017).
A single case file may also have multiple issues.
Did you know?
Top 5 topics of individuals who contacted us
- Other levels of government (Provincial, territorial, legal aid, court, police, victim services, compensation)
- Victims’ rights
- Victim assistance options
- Limited Role of OFOVC
- Safety concerns
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Date modified: 2021-01-27