Victim information and assistance

For contact information for the provincial or regional victim services in your area, you can search the national online Victim Services Directory (VSD).

Questions about the Canadian correctional and parole system

Victims who would like information about the federal correctional system and the conditional release (parole) system, as well as referrals to appropriate services, can contact:

Questions about registering as a victim of crime

Victims who have questions about registering to receive information and notifications about the federal offender who harmed them can contact the Correctional Service of Canada or the Parole Board of Canada:

Questions about observing a parole hearing, presenting a victim statement, requesting a decision

Victims who have questions about observing a parole hearing, presenting a victim statement, requesting a decision can contact:

For more help and questions about financial assistance

Victims who have questions about locating services in their province or territory can or victims who are seeking financial assistance can contact:

Questions for an organization operating at arm's length from the Government

Victims can contact the Ombudsman, operating at arm's length from the Government, to learn more about their rights under federal law and the services available to them, or to make a complaint about a federal agency or federal legislation dealing with victims of crime that falls within the Ombudsman's mandate.