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Heidi Illingworth

Heidi Illingworth

  • 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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What's New

The Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is Overdue: Ombudsman’s statement on the sixth anniversary of the Act

Letter addressed to the Honourable Bill Blair regarding Proposed Firearms Legislation and Considerations Relating to Violence Against Women

Follow-up letter from Heidi Illingworth Re: Elder-Assisted Hearings for Non-Indigenous Offender(s)

Letter addressed to the Honourable David Lametti regarding the Recent Tabling of the Justice Committee Report on Coercive and Controlling Behaviours

Ombudsman’s Statement on Canada Day

Letter addressed to Minister Bennett regarding the creation of a National Indigenous and Human Rights Ombudsperson

Letter addressed to Provincial and Territorial Attorney Generals on Seeking Support to Improve Victim’s Rights in the Administration of Justice

Letter addressed to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on the study of the Canadian Victims’ Bill of Rights

Ombudsman’s statement on Pride Season

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on the Study of the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Justice System in Canada

Ombudsman’s statement condemning Islamophobia

OFOVC statement on the two-year anniversary of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Ombudsman’s Statement in Support of Report Calling for Legislative Action to Criminalize Coercive and Controlling Behaviour

Ombudsman’s Statement on Missing and Missed: Report of the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations by the Honourable Gloria J. Epstein

Letter addressed to the Honourable David Lametti regarding the need for substantive, timely and public responses to recommendations of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Letter addressed to the Honourable Bill Blair regarding the need for substantive, timely and public responses to recommendations of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Letter addressed to Jennifer Oades, Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada on Elder-Assisted Hearings for Non-Indigenous offender(s)

Ombudsman’s statement on the anniversary of Nova Scotia mass shooting

 

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Date modified: 2021-07-22