Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Toronto, Ontario Review Board

Service: Victim / Witness Assistance Program, Toronto, Ontario Review Board

Memos and Bulletins

Public Comments Victim Support Line Toll-free 1-888-579-2888 -- Toronto area 416-314-2447

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-327-8866
Fax 416-327-8867
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php#vwap

Agency Information

Legal Status (30) Provincial Government

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Provides information and assistance to support participation in and understanding of the criminal court process
  • services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
  • information about victims' rights, the criminal justice process and their specific case (e.g., court dates)
  • needs assessment and referrals to community agencies
  • crisis intervention, emotional support, victim advocacy
  • facilitates victim's input and liaises with Crown Attorneys, police, regarding bail, safety, resolution of charges, release conditions, publication bans, testimonial aids, trial preparation and court orientation
  • information and support on Victim Impact Statements, Statement on Restitution
  • facilitates access to court orders, such as bail conditions, probation orders, peace bonds
  • debriefing and follow-up support
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund -- financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court
  • travel arrangements and expenses
  • language interpretation
  • real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Hours Contact for hours
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Victims and witnesses of:
  • intimate partner violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)
  • human trafficking victims
  • families of homicide vehicle fatalities
  • elderly victims
  • victims with disabilities
  • victims of hate crime
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund: Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages Other - interpreters for other languages
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
Toronto, ON
View Google Map
Mailing Address 720 Bay St 
5th Fl 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M7A 2S9
Physical Access Unknown; contact for information

Agency Overview

Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.