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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

Opportunities for Justice: How can the CCIJ help you?

This section of the CCIJ website explores what measures the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) can take to help survivors of genocide, torture, and other atrocities seek justice and hold perpetrators responsible for their crimes. It looks at criminal prosecutions in Canada and abroad, civil lawsuits in Canada, extraditions, publicity campaigns, and compensation for clients.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: Pursuing a Claim at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Survivors of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace and in other specific social settings (for example, in schools, at your doctor’s office, on campus) have the right to protection under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

Recorded on May 30, 2016 – This webinar examines how to support victims and survivors of Human Trafficking in Canada. The presenters are Rosalind Currie, Director of British Columbia’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and Michèle Anderson, Covenant House, Toronto Human Trafficking Advocate.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Victim Justice Network

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

The Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board: An Option for Survivors of Violence

Recorded on May 27, 2016 – For women survivors of sexual violence, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) can be a legal option, with or without going to the police, or going through a criminal trial.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Victim Impact Statements: A role in the justice system for women survivors of domestic and sexual assault

Recorded on April 6, 2016 – Crime victims have the right to be involved in the sentence that is imposed on the offender whose crime affected their life. When does a woman survivor of sexual assault or intimate partner violence get to prepare a Victim Impact Statement? What can she say in it? And who can help her prepare it?

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011

The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling for older adults who are being abused or are at risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

The Criminal Court Process – A brief overview of what you need to know as a victim of a violent crime

This chart shows what typically happens after a crime has occurred and what may take place during a criminal court process in a Canadian provincial court. 

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Victim Justice Network

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Abuse of people with disabilities

This booklet is for people with disabilities. It explains abuse and violence. It also offers tips on what you can do if you are being abused. Anyone can experience abuse. If you understand abuse and know what is happening to you, you are in a better position to speak up and stay safe.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

Criminal Law & HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada

This is a series of three info sheets on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada:

  1. The obligation to disclose HIV-positive status under Canadian criminal law
  2. The criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada and internationally
  3. Criminalization, public policy and community responses

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014