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Stop Violence Against Women

Resources for Victims


As a victim, you have many resources and programs available to you. We recommend the first thing you do is to register with the Victim Registry. This will give you the information you need to receive on bail notification, changes in release conditions, and for further clarity on your rights as a victim. The Information Guide to Assist Victims is a quick look up to some of this information.

The Victims Fund, co-managed by the Policy Centre for Victims Issues and Programs Branch supports a wide range of projects and activities designed to improve the experience of victims in the criminal justice system. 

The government has developed a user friendly website with frequently asked questions, forms and contact information for a family- victim, domestic violence, child victimization, aboriginal, young offender and health resources.

Gain more awareness by visiting the Correctional Services of Canada website and reviewing all options available to you. You may also find the National Parole Board  website useful as well.

If you are fearful that your spouse or partner or your former spouse or partner will hurt you or your children, you can ask the court to make a restraining order. A restraining order is made by a judge at the family court to help protect you and your child(ren) or the child(ren) in your custody.

The Ontario Sex Offender Registry is a provincial registration system for sex offenders who have been released into the community. These offenders must report to police every year. During the registration process, police enter information about these individuals into a database.

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This site is not intended to replace the need for counselling. The information provided is intended to inform the viewer, giving information to help you be informed to make the best decision possible for you and your family. Please, always seek professional help and legal advice if you find yourself in an abusive situation.