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Victim Rights in Canada


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Length (in hours)
1 hour

Release Date
September 2018

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Specifically designed for Canadian Police and other appropriate public safety personnel, the Victim Rights in Canada course will educate frontline officers about the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and will inform on the rights of victims of crime while an offence is being investigated. It will also provide information on how frontline officers can support victims of crime.

As the demands upon frontline police and public safety personnel grow and become increasingly complex, it is more important than ever to communicate information in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. In the case of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, it is critical for all frontline officers to understand the key elements of the Act. This will not only ensure that victims’ rights are protected at every level of the criminal justice system, but also to mitigate risk against inadvertent oversight by officers of those rights.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain at a high level the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.
  • Identify what frontline officers need to communicate to victims about their rights.
  • State what frontline officers need to know when working with victims who believe their rights have been denied by a federal department or agency.

As part of a requirement to complete this course, you will have to complete two surveys. Participation in this research initiative will help us to demonstrate that eLearning is an effective way to administer learning that can save classroom time, and be an interactive and rewarding experience. The pre-learning survey will assess your prior knowledge about the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the frontline officer’s role in educating victims. The post-learning survey will ask many of the same questions after you take the course and will demonstrate the effectiveness of the learning. There will be a follow-up survey three months after the learning. This short survey will assess how much knowledge you retained from the training.

Each survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this initiative.

All components of this course will need to be completed in order to achieve successful completion and a certificate.

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Student, Government and Other First Responders, Private Security

Content Provider

This course was a collaborative project developed with content and input from Hamilton Police; Edmonton Police; Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime; Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division, Attorney General's Office, Government of Ontario; ENPQ; York Regional Police; RCMP.