Terms and Conditions

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Department of Justice for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Government of Canada.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations, and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Department of Justice. We ask only that:

Reproduction of Government Symbols

The official symbols of the Government of Canada, including the "Canada" wordmark, the Arms of Canada, and the flag symbol may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without written authorization. Request for authorization from the Treasury Board Secretariat may be addressed to:


Federal Identity Program
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Canada  K1A 0R5

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission-granting process, PWGSC helps to ensure that individuals / organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please go to PWGSC's "Applying for Copyright Clearance on Government of Canada Works" page.

Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publishing and Depository Services
350 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0S5 or

Reproduction of Federal Law Order

Anyone may, without charge or request for permission, reproduce enactments and consolidations of enactments of the Government of Canada, and decisions and reasons for decisions of federally constituted courts and administrative tribunals, provided due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced and the reproduction is not represented as an official version.

Legal Materials

The legal material on this site may be reproduced, in whole or in part and by any means, without further permission from the Department of Justice.

No such reproduction shall indicate that the Department of Justice is in any way responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the reproduction; nor shall any such reproduction indicate that it was made with the endorsement of, or in affiliation with, the Department of Justice.

For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:

The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries.

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week Organizing Committee
c/o The Policy Centre for Victim Issues Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada  K1A 0H8
Fax: (613) 952-1110
E-Mail: webadmin@justice.gc.ca


The Government of Canada and the Department of Justice are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Web sites. The following summarizes the privacy policy and practices of the Department of Justice's Web sites.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act at the Department of Justice may be directed to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by:

Telephone: (613) 952-8361
Facsimile: (613) 957-2303
Mail: Department of Justice
St. Andrews Tower
275 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at: info@privcom.gc.ca , by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or visit their Web site at: http://www.privcom.gc.ca .

Official Languages

The Department of Justice respects the Official Languages Act and the relevant Treasury Board policies, and is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site is available in both English and French. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act is only provided as a convenience and is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Universal Software Accessibility

The Department of Justice's Web sites have been modified to facilitate accessibility and to ensure that all users will benefit from its features. While these sites are designed to accommodate all types of Internet software and browsers, including earlier versions and hand-held devices, some viewing problems can occur when using older software. We are continually striving to correct such problems. Please contact us if you are experiencing technical difficulties.


Links to Web sites not under the control of the Department of Justice are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Department of Justice is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The Department of Justice does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Visitors should also be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites to which the Department of Justice links is not subject to the Privacy Act, the Official Languages Act and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. The information offered may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question and visitors should research the privacy policies of the sites before providing personal information.

Last updated

Last updated refers to the date when the information on the Web page was either revised or when the page was modified for technical reasons. The date the document was originally posted to the site is located in the metadata found the source code.