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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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Letter to the Honourable Bill Blair on preventing victimization related to handguns

Letter from Anne Kelly, Commissioner of Correctional Services Canada, in response to the Progress Report: The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Letter from Minister Monsef in response to the Progress Report: The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Letter addressed to the Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General (Alberta) on the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Act

Letter addressed to Jennifer Oades, Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada on the reasons for not imposing conditions

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

 

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Date modified: 2021-02-24