Parole in Canada

Learn about parole and its role in contributing to public safety.

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What is parole?

Parole is a carefully constructed bridge between incarceration and return to the community. Learn about parole and its role in contributing to public safety.

Types of conditional release

Learn about the different types of conditional release, including temporary absences, day and full parole, and statutory release.

Parole decision-making

Learn about parole decision-making processes, including the principles that guide the Parole Board of Canada.

Conditions of release

Learn about the different types of conditions that can be placed on an offender's conditional release.

Victims and the parole process 

Find information services available to victims of crime from the Parole Board of Canada.

Indigenous Initiatives

Learn about Elder- and Community-Assisted hearings and their purpose in the parole process.

Appeals

Find out more about the process for appealing parole decisions.

Decision registry

Find out how to request a decision by the Parole Board of Canada.

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Sharing Information - Police Reports

Police Reports

This video explains how the Parole Board of Canada relies on numerous partners in the criminal justice system to provide it with quality information for decision-making purposes.

Elder-Assisted Hearings

Elder-Assisted Hearings

Watch an overview and demonstration of an elder-assisted hearing.

Victim Services - Video Tutorial

Parole Board of Canada: Victim Services

Learn about information services available to victims of crime from the Parole Board of Canada.

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