Department of Justice Canada
The Department of Justice has the mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. The Department also works to ensure the federal government is supported by high-quality legal services, and the justice system is fair, relevant, accessible, and reflective of Canadian values.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Department of Justice website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Our services and information
Use the Child Support Table Look-up as a starting point to help you determine the base amount of child support under the Federal Child Support Guidelines.
Access the online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada.
Use the online Victim Service Directory to search for victim services in every province and territory. Contact information is also available for specialized services for children, Aboriginal people, survivors of domestic violence, and other victims of crime.
Find out how to apply for funding for programs that support Aboriginal communities, victims of crime, people with lower incomes, families and young people. Funding is also available for other levels of government in support of the Department’s mandate.
Find information about who is entitled to spousal support, how the amount and length of spousal support is determined and how the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines can help.
Find information on creating a plan that works for your family and is in the best interest of the child/children. The plan can include schedules of the times each parent will spend with the child as well as information on how decisions about matters such as education, medical care and other matters will be made.
Find information for those paying and those receiving child support or spousal support. Information includes resolving enforcement issues, ways to enforce support and applying to garnish federal payments.
What we are doing
Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis
Learn about the current status of Cannabis laws in Canada, and the work being done to legalize and regulate it.
Victims’ Rights in Canada
The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights provides victims of crime with new rights throughout the criminal justice process.
Youth Justice: Building Safe Streets and Communities
A look at Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act, which seeks to build safe streets and communities through prevention, accountability, rehabilitation and reintegration.
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