When a victim reports an incident or criminal activity
Learn more about criminal charges, pro-active referrals, peace bonds and restitution.
Learn about how a person is charged and how they are formally accused of committing the offence named in the charge.
Learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RCMP) victim assistance policy and how the RCMP can help in specific situations pass on a victim's information to a victim services organization.
Learn about how a victim who is afraid that an individual (the defendant) may harm them, or their children or their property can seek a peace bond or recognizance.
Learn about how to document financial losses in case the court orders the offender to pay the victim for losses caused by the crimes the offender committed.
Learn about what happens when the police take a person into custody, or issue an appearance notice or a summons.
Learn about how the court decides whether to detain the accused person before the case is dealt with in court.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
- Criminal Code
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act
- Safe Streets and Communities Act
- Gazette magazine
- RCMP - Reports, Research and Publications
- RCMP - Fact Sheets
- Public Safety Canada - Policing Publications and Reports