Office for Victims of Crime

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) acts as the voice of victims in government by helping to ensure that Ontario’s victim services are effective, coordinated and meet the needs of our diverse population.

Enshrined in the Victims Bill of Rights, 1995, the OVC is a permanent advisory body that provides advice to the Attorney General on victims’ issues, including advising on:

  • Ensuring respect for the principles set out in the Victims' Bill of Rights
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining provincial victims services standards
  • Using the Victims' Justice Fund to provide and improve victims services
  • Preventing re-victimization
  • Research and education on the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system
  • Victim-related legislation and policy

For more information about the OVC, please contact:

Office for Victims of Crime
700 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z6
Phone: 416-326-1682 or 1-877-435-7661 (toll free)
Fax: 416-326-4497
TTD/TTY: 416-325-9341

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