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On Monday night, four of the people vying to be prime minister of this country provided videotaped answers to questions about violence against women, making varying degrees of sense. The man who is currently prime minister didn’t even bother to participate.

Basil Borutski’s ex-wife says he went to extraordinary lengths to manipulate the court system and avoid penalties for repeated incidents of domestic assault.

A member of Ontario’s Roundtable on Violence Against Women says she was shocked that Premier Kathleen Wynne — who has made the issue a priority — has offered no public statements on the killings of three Eastern Ontario women last week.

The recent domestic homicides in the Ottawa Valley show the most awful consequence of intimate partner violence: the wonderful lives of women we lose. The history of abuse that precedes it has a wide-ranging impact on the entire community.  

And sadly, for every case that ends in homicide, there are countless women being hurt, being told they are worthless, being stalked, or being forbidden to access their money. They are in relationships where their partner threatens their children, their pets, their family, or their autonomy.

By Heidi Illingworth
Executive Director
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

A husband and father of three who loyally served his community was killed on Jan. 21, 2015 by a man who was very well known to police.

RCMP Constable David Wynn died from a gun shot wound to his head following a routine traffic stop.  His partner, Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond, was also injured in this incident outside Edmonton, Alta. on Jan. 17.

By Donna Watson-Elliott
Manager Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit

When you become a victim of crime, connecting with the best services can be a challenge.

Ex-Ontario deputy attorney general tasked with looking at Halifax police, public prosecution's actions - The independent review into how Nova Scotia police and prosecutors handled the Rehtaeh Parsons case has found that both police investigators and the Crown made errors.

The cost of crime in Canada has soared to the all-time high of $85 billion while crime rates continued to fall, according to a report released by the Fraser Institute.

The report written by Stephen Easton, Hilary Furness and Paul Brantingham says the cost of crime has increased from $42.4 billion in 1998.

News Release September 17, 2015 12:30 P.M. - Ontario is increasing the base funding for all 42 sexual assault centres across Ontario by $1.75 million per year so they can enhance their services for survivors of sexual violence.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced in August that Ontario will invest $1.1 million a year for the next three years for treatment centres for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Disclaimer: Welcome to our Find Help listing of services that provide help for victims of crime.  This listing represents only a subset of the many services and supports available to Canadians across Canada and we hope it is helpful for users of the Victim Justice Network site.  For a more comprehensive listing of services helping victims through all stages of their needs, we do encourage you to avail yourselves of your local 211 phone or online services or, alternatively, of your regional community services listings most of which are included in this site under Information and Referral.  The services listed on this site are based on the most recent information available on those services' individual websites in mid-2015.  We will endeavour to review these annually for accuracy and any changes or discontinuation of service.

Décharge: Voici notre liste des services Find Help visant à aider les victimes de crime. Cette liste ne représente qu’une partie des nombreux services et soutiens mis à la disposition des Canadiens dans tout le pays. Nous espérons qu’elle sera utile aux utilisateurs du site de Victim Justice Network. Si vous souhaitez en obtenir une plus complète, à quelque niveau des besoins des victimes que ce soit, n’hésitez pas à appeler votre numéro local 211 ou à utiliser des services en ligne ou encore les listes de services communautaires régionaux, services qui, pour la plupart, sont indiqués sur ce site sous la rubrique Information and Referral. Ces services ont été relevés dans les toutes dernières informations disponibles à la mi-2015 sur les sites pertinents. Nous nous efforcerons de les revoir chaque année pour qu’ils restent à jour.