Request to Observe a Parole Board of Canada Hearing – Application Form

This is the official Parole Board of Canada (PBC) application form for the public and registered victims to request to observe a parole hearing and/or to request to present a victim statement at a parole hearing.

Download and complete this form and send it to the PBC regional office where the hearing will take place or the office nearest you. Registered victims may also submit their request via the Victims Portal.

Important information 

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PC users

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Mac users

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Why can’t I view the PDF form on my computer?

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