• Personal Information and Scams Protection - A Canadian Practical Guide

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is particularly true in the case of crime prevention through education and awareness. This guide, the Canadian Practical Guide, is a prevention tool. It builds on its successful predecessor, the Student Practical Guide.

    Whether on-line, in person, or by any other means, the criminal activities described in this guide will almost certainly have affected you or someone you know. All Canadians should be aware of the need to protect their personal information and ensure their identity and finances are not compromised. The wealth of information in the following guide will assist Canadians to protect themselves and their personal information.

  • Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Victim Assistance Guide

    RCMP website with information about what to do when you are a victim of ID theft and Fraud.


  • Living Beyond the Murder of a Loved One

    This handbook is intended to help families and others affected by homicide navigate the confusion of their loss and understand some of the processes that may happen in the days, weeks, months and years following their loved one’s death. It includes practical information about the criminal justice system, and the supports and services that are available to help them cope with this ordea

  • Nation Organization for Victim Asssistance

    NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere. A United States based agency.

  • Ontario Network of Victim Service Providers


  • Anishinabek Police Service

    Anishinabek Police Service website.

  • Office of the Independent Police Review Director

    Do you know how to file a complaint about police in Ontario? The Office of the Independent Police Review Director is staffed by civilians and are separate from the police. 1-877-411-4773

  • Ontario Provincial Police

    Ontario Provincial Police website.

  • Sarnia Police Services

    Sarnia Police Services website.

Child Abuse

  • Mnaasged Child and Family Services

    As First Nations people the Creator has entrusted us with the sacred responsibility for protecting all our children based on our customs, culture, values and beliefs. Mnaasged Child and Family Services aspires to meet this responsibility and to enhance the social harmony in our communities by implementing best practices and shared responsibility to support and improve the quality of life for our families now and for the next generations.

General Victim Information

  • Victim Support Line

    The Victim Support Line (VSL) is a province-wide, toll-free information line providing a range of services in English and French, to victims of crime.

  • Victim Witness Assistance Program

    The mandate of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is to provide information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime throughout the criminal justice process in order to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal justice process. Offered by the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, VWAP services include crisis intervention, needs assessment, referrals to community agencies, emotional support, case specific information (court dates, bail conditions) and court preparation and orientation.

  • Bridging the Service Gap

    Community Resource Guide (over 400 programs available); Calendar of Events in Lambton County; Additional Reading; Organization Workshops (over 80 free trainings available).

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is a quasi-judicial adjudicative agency that awards compensation to victims of crimes of violence that occurred in Ontario.

  • Canadian resource centre for victims of crime

  • Family Counselling Centre

    Offers a variety of programs including: anger management; Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; Bridge the Gap; Employee Assistance Program; and many other programs.

  • Working with victims of crime: A manual applying research to clinical practice.

  • Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

    The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (formerly the London Family Court Clinic) is a non-profit social service agency devoted to helping children and families involved with the justice system as victims of crime, witnesses of crime, parties in custody disputes, subjects of child protection proceedings, litigants in civil suits for compensation, teenagers in therapeutic care settings, or youthful offenders. We are known around the world for our innovative work on children exposed to domestic violence.

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) is a non-profit, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime.

  • Office for Victims of Crime

    Mission: To provide independent advice to the Attorney General that addresses the needs of victims of crime.


  • “Have You Been a Victim of Crime? What’s Next ….Information and Resources for Victims of Crime in Ontario”.

    This handbook is for victims of violent crime and the people who support them. It includes information about victims’ rights, places to go for help, and the criminal justice system. This information will help victims to understand what to expect and how to make sure their rights are respected.

  • National Crime Prevention Library

    The National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) library holdings include over 3,000 reference tools, periodicals, and other materials such as videos and games related to crime prevention. Our collection is specific to crime prevention and victimization -- but also includes resources on the criminal justice system and various social problems such as poverty, family violence and intimidation.

  • Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

    The mandate of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime relates exclusively to matters of federal responsibility and includes:

    • facilitating access of victims to existing federal programs and services by providing them with information and referrals;
    • addressing complaints of victims about compliance with the provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that apply to victims of offenders under federal supervision and providing an independent resource for those victims;
    • enhancing awareness among criminal justice personnel and policy makers of the needs and concerns of victims and the applicable laws that benefit victims of crime, including to promote the principles set out in the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime; and
    • identifying emerging issues and exploring systemic issues that impact negatively on victims of crime.

  • Victims of Violence

Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence Court Program

    Ontario's Domestic Violence Court (DVC) program is the most extensive DVC program in Canada. It facilitates the prosecution of domestic assault cases and early intervention in abusive domestic situations, provides better support to victims and increases offender accountability.

  • Partner Assualt Response Program

    Partner Assault Response (PAR) programs are specialized counselling/educational programs delivered by community-based agencies for individuals who have abused their partners. The goal of a PAR program is to hold offenders accountable for their behaviour and enhance victim safety.

  • Restraining Order Guide

    This guide is intended to assist people who are experiencing violence in their families to apply for a restraining order through the family court. This guide is for everyone who is applying for a restraining order but especially for those who do not have a lawyer.

  • Assaulted Womens Help Line

    We are a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women in the province of Ontario.

    We also speak to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.

  • Ontario Womens Directorate

  • Femaide



    Fem'aide offre aux femmes d'expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l'aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine. Fem'aide peut également répondre aux demandes de renseignements faites par les proches des femmes victimes de violence.

    Fem'aide concentre son intervention auprès des femmes ayant subi de la violence dans une relation intime ou encore de l'agression à caractère sexuel.

  • Financial eligibility guidelines for clients experincing domestic violence

    Legal Aid Ontario publishes financial eligibility guidelines for clients exPeople experiencing domestic violence – regardless of immigration status in Canada – can get help from a lawyer if their family income is below the levels outlined in the chart. LAO will also take into consideration any financial abuse that the client may be facing.periencing domestic violence.


  • Metropolitian Action Committee On Violence Against Women and Children

    Fact sheets, resources and stats related to violence against women and children.

  • Family Law Education for Women

    Are you having family difficulties? Dealing with issues like divorce, custody or support? Plain language legal information on women’s rights under Ontario family law is available in 14 languages and in multiple formats.

  • Ontario Womens Justice Network

    An online legal resource for women's organizations and individuals working on issues related to justice and violence against women and children.

  • National Clearinghouse on Family Violence

    On behalf of the Government of Canada and its Family Violence Initiative, the Public Health Agency of Canada operates the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV). The NCFV is Canada’s resource centre for information on violence within relationships of kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust.

  • Abuse is Wrong Booklet

    This booklet is for anyone who is suffering from abuse in a

    relationship or in a family. If you know anyone who is being

    abused, this booklet may be useful to them. They may need

    support. Let them know that they are not alone.

    Anyone—man or woman, adult or child—who is suffering from

    abuse or who is acting in a violent way is encouraged to get help.

  • Services in French

    Notre mandat est d'aider à améliorer la condition des femmes francophones et 
    de sensibiliser à la non-violence sous toutes ses formes.  
    Notre travail consiste, entre autres,
    à soutenir les femmes en situation de détresse ou de crise et à trouver l'aide nécessaire
    dans les agences existantes et les services disponibles.  
    Nous offrons également un service d'appui transitoire qui aide les femmes
    à se trouver un logement temporaire et permanent.  
    Aussi, nous offrons un service pour discuter vos options, d'interprétation et d'accompagnement.  
    Nos services pour 16 ans+ sont toujours gratuits.
    Le Réseau-femmes du sud-ouest de l'Ontario offre ces mêmes services à 
    Windsor, Chatham, London, Sarnia et le sud-ouest de l'Ontario.
    Nos intervenantes communautaires vont vous aider;
    elles vont vous croire, elles vont vous rassurer et vous soutenir,
    elles vont vous présenter les ressources,
    elles vont vous trouver l'aide nécessaire et toujours respecter vos choix . . .  
                              vous avez   'le pouvoir de choisir'.

  • Ontario Network of Sexual Assualt and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

    Clients can access sexual assault/domestic violence emergency services through the ER department of a hospital with an associated SA/DVCC. Hospitals without a SA/DV program can ensure transfer to one that does. The services are covered by O.H.I.P. Contact individual Centres to determine wheelchair accessibility. Clients can come alone, with a friend/family member or police.

  • Springtide Resources

    Springtide Resources promotes healthy and equal relationships by engaging diverse communities in shared educational strategies designed to prevent violence against women and the effect it has on children.

Sexual Assault

  • Sexaul Assualt/Rape Crisis Centres

    Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centres (SAC) offer a wide variety of services to victims and survivors of sexual violence.

  • Ontario Network of Sexual Assualt and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

    Clients can access sexual assault/domestic violence emergency services through the ER department of a hospital with an associated SA/DVCC. Hospitals without a SA/DV program can ensure transfer to one that does. The services are covered by O.H.I.P. Contact individual Centres to determine wheelchair accessibility. Clients can come alone, with a friend/family member or police.

  • Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Sarnia Lambton

    Free and confidential individual and group counselling; 24 hour crisis line; accompaniment; public education; advocacy; information and referral services.

  • Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

    Please use our site to...

    ...find help if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault. for information and educational resources about sexual violence and related issues. with rape crisis/sexual assault centres across Ontario.

    ...learn more about the OCRCC and its member centres.


  • Bereaved Families of Ontario

    At Bereaved Families, we dedicate our work to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid.

    Our strong community spirit mirrors the commitment made by our volunteers and staff. Our programs are facilitated by trained volunteers who are themselves bereaved. Volunteer health professionals support our facilitators and advise our programs. Each year, on behalf of Bereaved Families over 1,000 volunteers contribute to helping the healing begin.

  • Bereaved Families of Ontario

     Bereaved Families of Ontario is a non-profit association of families who have lost a child to death. Our belief is that the people who truly understand this special kind of grief are those who have experienced the same tragedy. We offer a non-judgemental environment with trained volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves.

  • Perinatal Bereavement Support Ontario

    PBSO provides a variety of unique support services that have been tailored specifically to meet the special needs of perinatally bereaved families. When a pregnancy ends with miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, medical termination, stillbirth or neonatal death, the parents may experience anger, hopelessness, lowered self esteem and other feelings.

  • St. Joseph's Hospice

    Hospice care as well as Bereavement Programs for Children and adults.

  • Parents Trauma Resource Centre

    The Parents Trauma Resource Center is an excellent tool for parents and caregivers to easily find detailed information about grief and trauma.

Elder Abuse

  • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

    This online reporting tool will provide you with information about the performance of long-term care homes during a specified reporting period.
  • See the Inspection Findings — reports issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care — on any home.
  • Read the Verified Concerns about a home, if any exist, such as complaints from residents or relatives.

  • Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

    The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) is dedicated to raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect, through public education, professional training, advocacy and service coordination.

  • Legal



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