"Message from the Attorney General
This handbook provides an important starting place for victims of crime in
who need our support as they forge a better future for themselves, their
and their communities.
The handbook contains information that will help victims of crime better
and access the services they need quickly. It will also serve as a resource
victim services providers so that they are able to find the right contacts
in the province.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Office for Victims of Crime
producing this handbook. The OVC provides key advice to the government on
better ensure that victim services in Ontario meet the needs of our diverse
I appreciate the work of the Office for Victims of Crime and the thousands
services professionals and volunteers across our province. They work
together with our justice partners, including the Ontario Victim Services
Crown prosecutors, police and many other Ontario organizations. They
enduring commitment to help victims of crime receive supports and services
effectively and with compassion.
This is a commitment shared by the McGuinty government and one that is
demonstrated through our work and sustained investment in a number of
that continuously strive to improve the services and assistance offered to
The Honourable Chris Bentley
Attorney General of Ontario
VICTIMS' BILL OF RIGHTS
Victims' Bill of Rights, 1995
S.O. 1995, CHAPTER 6
Amended by: 1999, c, 6, s. 65; 2000, c. 32; 2005, c. 5, s. 72.
The people of Ontario believe that victims of crime, who have suffered harm
and whose rights and security have been violated by crime, should be treated
with compassion and fairness. The people of Ontario further believe that the
justice system should operate in a manner that does not increase the
suffering of victims of crime and that does not discourage victims of crime
from participating in the justice process.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts Definitions,
Principles, Limitations, Regulations, Interpretations etc.
(1) A person convicted of a prescribed crime is liable in damages to every
of the crime for emotional distress, and bodily harm resulting from the
distress, arising from the commission of the crime. 1995, c. 6, s. 3 (1).
(2) The victims shall be presumed to have suffered emotional distress.
(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing
crimes for the purposes of subsection (1). 1995, c. 6, s. 3 (3).
(4) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to limit remedies otherwise
available under existing law or to preclude the development of remedies
under the law. 1995, c.
6, s. 3 (4).
Application of section
4. (1) This section applies to a civil proceeding in which the victim of a
crime seeks redress from a person convicted of the crime for harm suffered
as a result of the commission of the crime. 1995, c. 6, s. 4 (1).
Ministry of the Attorney General
GETTING HELP QUICKLY
I am a victim of crime. Where can I get help?
In Ontario, there are a number of services to help victims of crime.
If you have been the direct victim of a crime you should report it
immediately to the police in your area ( I did not get any help). They will
take a statement from you, make sure you are safe and charge the accused if
they find there is enough evidence. When you see the police, you can ask
them to put you in touch with a victims' services organization in your
What do you mean by "victim services"?
In Ontario, the police are required to provide assistance to victims of
crime. Police across the province may provide this assistance either
directly through their police service or by connecting victims of crime with
a community organization. In some communities this service is called VCARS
(which stands for Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services); in others
it may be called "Victim Services".
All victim services programs, whether provided through the police or
organizations, offer a broad range of services, including: immediate crisis
intervention support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (on-site or by
telephone); practical assistance (for example, transportation, telephone
calls, etc); and information and referrals to other community services for
longer term support."
WHY IN MY CASE I was and am tortured by Apotex, Workplace Safety & Insurance
Board, Labour Relations Board (Ministry of Labour), Ontario Ombudsman, Fair
Practices Commission, Worker Adviser, Human Rights Commission, Ontario Human
Rights Tribunal, (GOVERNMENT Agencies) and some more Agencies.
Canadian Government institutions mandated to assist General Public in time
of misfortune, suffer and despair selected to engage in criminal activities
and assist criminal Corporation which is stone waling an Ontarian / victim
with life threatening medical conditions.
Those Institutions deprived me from Constitutional and Law protection.