Ontario's universities and colleges need to implement anti-sexual assault policies by year's end. Such policies are complicated to develop once — much less 44 separate times.

As an increasing number of stories surrounding sexual violence on campuses make the news, it’s becoming clear that many Canadian universities and colleges are ill-equipped to deal with the issue.

Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, further protect patients in Ontario and keep them healthy, including strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional. 

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. The website linked below contains downloadable images, posters activities and more. 

The BC Coroners Service has released the report and recommendations of a Death Review Panel into the deaths caused by intimate partner violence (IPV).

The panel, composed of experts from across the spectrum of law enforcement, family-serving agencies, victim services, Aboriginal health and crime prevention, made recommendations in three areas, aimed at: increasing public awareness of intimate partner violence and how best to respond; strengthening safety planning and case management; and enhancing collaboration and information sharing.

The report was released during the World Health Organization-sponsored 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which targets intimate partner violence around the world.

The Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management Domestic Homicide Brief is the second in the series developed by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). The Brief highlights domestic violence (DV) risk assessment and how risk assessment informs risk management with offenders and safety planning with victims/survivors. 

Canada's top soldier is vowing to punish or expel all abusive perpetrators from the military in the wake of a new survey by Statistics Canada that found 960 full-time members, or some 1.7 per cent of the regular force, reported sexual assault in the past year.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 10:15 - 11:45 am EST
Guest: Maya Chacaby, Anishinaabe, Beaver Clan, Kaministiquia First Nation​
Students: Durham College, Oshawa, Canada
Host: Aboriginal Student Centre, Durham College
Resources: Fact Sheet... Amnesty International 
Twitter: @GlobalClassDC
If you are having difficulty viewing the livestream, accessing material, or tweeting to the class, please contact

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has made an archived recording available of their November 2016 webinar entitled Sextortion: Awareness and Prevention. This webinar define sextortion, discusses current research, offers prevention tips, and raises awareness about the dangers of this online activity. Presenters provide real case examples from federal and state law enforcement. The webinar also gives educators, counselors, and law enforcement preventative tools to help youth avoid online predators.

This information sheet by OJEN-ROEJ Ontario Justice Education Network Réseau ontarien d'éducation juridique provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

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.