Fact Sheet – Providing Information

What kind of information can a victim provide?

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) accepts information from victims that may help it to evaluate the risk an offender could pose if released on parole. You can send the PBC a description of the harm or loss you have suffered as a result of an offense; this is called a victim statement. You may also send any new or additional information you feel is relevant, and ask that special conditions be imposed on an offender's conditional release.

When should I provide this information?

You can send the PBC information about the offender who harmed you at any time. If you know that a hearing is scheduled, and you decide to submit a victim statement to the Board, you should send your written statement at least 30 days before the hearing. Please refer to: Victims – Presenting a Statement.

Where should I send my information?

You can send your information to the PBC regional office nearest you. Offices are listed on this fact sheet.

How is the information I provide used by Board members in making their decision?

Your information can help Board members appreciate the circumstances and seriousness of the offence. It may also help Board members assess the offender's release plan, the likelihood of the offender committing another offence, or of re-offending violently. Your information may also assist members in deciding if special conditions are necessary to further manage the risk that the offender may present.

Will the information I provide to the Board be shared with the offender?

Yes. The law requires that the PBC provide the offender copies of all information used in decision-making.

The PBC may share your information with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as the two organizations cooperate to streamline victim services. Personal information such as your address and telephone number will not be shared with the offender.

Regional Offices

Parole Board of Canada
1045 Main Street, Unit 101
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 1H1

Telephone: 506-851-6345
Fax: 506-851-6926

Parole Board of Canada
Guy-Favreau Complex
West Tower
200 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
10th Floor, Suite 1001
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 1X4

Telephone: 514-283-4584
Fax: 514-283-5484

Parole Board of Canada
516 O'Connor Drive
Kingston, Ontario
K7P 1N3

Telephone: 613-634-3857
Fax: 613-634-3861

Parole Board of Canada
101-22nd Street East
6th Floor
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0E1

Telephone: 306-975-4228
Fax: 306-975-5892

Parole Board of Canada
Canada Place
#720, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AlB
T5J 3R8

Telephone: 780-495-3404
Fax: 780-495-3475

Parole Board of Canada
1925 McCallum Road,
2nd Floor
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2S 3N2

Telephone: 604-870-2468
Fax: 604-870-2498

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