Victim’s right to information

Victims have the right to ask for information about the justice system, services available to them, and information about the progress of their case and the status of the person who harmed them.

Information Available to Victims

Right to information

Victims can request information about:

Victims can also request information about their case, including:

Courts must ask the Crown if reasonable steps were taken to let the victim know of a plea agreement for murder or for serious personal injury offences, or on request by the victim for offences that carry a potential sentence of imprisonment of five years or more.

These rights are available to victims as of July 23, 2015 (90 days after Royal Assent to the Victims Bill of Rights Act).

Information for Registered Victims

Within the federal corrections and conditional release system, victims have the right to:

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Victims who have registered with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) or the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) are also able to get information about: