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Tell us what you think of the Victims' Bill of Rights

The federal government announced its new Victims Bill of Rights on April 3, 2014. This marks a significant shift for victims of crime in Canada.

We want to hear your thoughts on the Bill:

  • What do you think of the Bill as a whole - do you see it as a positive step forward for victims? Why or why not?

  • What do you see as the key benefits of the Bill?

  • What do you feel may be missing from the Bill?

  • Are there any technical issues or oversights that may impact the ability to implement the Bill? If so, what are they?

  • Do we have permission to use your feedback? (see information form below)

  • Any further thoughts?

Consent regarding feedback

The Ombudsman may wish to include quotes or thoughts from Canadians when speaking about the Bill.

Please indicate in your feedback/on the form if you give us permission to include anonymous quotes from your feedback: (you will not be identified unless you give consent)

Yes, I do give permission to OFOVC to use my quotes anonymously in any materials including media inquires, letters to government etc

No, I do not give permission to OFOVC to use my anonymous quotes in any materials

Yes, I give permission to OFOVC to identify my name/title/organization

How will my feedback be used?

If you give us permission, your feedback may appear in material we use in reacting to the Bill, such as media inquiries, letters to the Government of Canada and its representatives and appearances before Parliamentary House or Senate Committees on the Bill once it reaches that stage.

    

How do I send my feedback?

You have three options:

  1. By email to: victimsfirst@ombudsman.gc.ca
  2. By letter

    Mailing address:
    Attention: Victims Bill of Rights Feedback<
    Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
    240 Sparks Street, P.O. Box 55037
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A1
  3. By fax at 613-941-3498

We want to hear from all victims of crime, victim services and advocacy groups.