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Criminal Injuries Compensation Advocacy

This collection of webinars, case studies and advocacy handbook was produced by Community Law School and provides information on Ontario’s Compensation for Victims of Crime Act which is implemented and administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The materials cover the scope of the Act, factors to consider before applying, the application process and what to expect at

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is being eliminated as of September 30, 2019

This resource provides more information about changes to the criminal injuries compensation scheme in Ontario – the elimination of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, to be replaced by a new Victim Quick Response Program +.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board – Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)

This resource explains how to apply for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB). It explains who can apply, how to apply, when to apply, and how long it may take to receive a decision. It also describes the hearing, in which the CICB considers the evidence in the case.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Do you know a woman who is being abused? A legal rights handbook

This handbook is for any woman in Ontario who is being abused, or who has been abused, by her partner. It includes information on making a safety plan, preparing to leave, the criminal process and trial, a woman’s rights under family law, protection orders, and legal and community resources in Ontario.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Have You Been a Victim of Crime? What’s Next…

This handbook includes information about victims’ rights, places to go for help, and the criminal justice system. It describes how to get help quickly and what financial compensation is available for crime victims. There is also a glossary and contact information for supports and services.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) web site has information about financial compensation for victims of violent crimes and deceased victims’ family members who qualify under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. The site, redesigned in 2016, includes information on:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board – Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN)

This web page has information about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. It covers the purpose of the Board, who can apply to the Board for compensation, how and when to apply, which expenses or compensation are included and which are not, and what to do if the applicant disagrees with a Board decision.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Information for Victims

These publications produced by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) have information on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and provide tools and information for survivors of crime and those who support them. These publications include three booklets in a series entitled Are You a Victim of Crime?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

TPS Connects

TPS Connects is a central information web site to provide reliable links to resources for victims & witnesses of crime in Toronto to support their needs.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Toronto Police Service

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Webinar

Recorded on December 12, 2013 – A victim of a violent crime may be eligible for a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) award. This webinar gives an overview of the CICB process, including who is eligible, how to apply, common myths, timelines, the hearing process, offender notification, award amounts, and reasons to apply.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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