What We Do
The CICB assesses and awards financial compensation for victims and family members of deceased victims of violent crimes committed in Ontario.
The CICB can compensate victims for pain and suffering, loss of income, treatment expenses, funeral expenses and other costs that result from being a victim of the crime.
The CICB is committed to the principles of the Victims' Bill of Rights, 1995, which states that all victims should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.
The CICB does not provide emergency services to victims of crime.
- If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
- To find out about services for victims in your area, call the Victim Support Line anytime at 1-888-579-2888 or 416-314-2447 or search the Victims Services Directory.
You may qualify for assistance from the Victim Quick Response Program + (VQRP+). The VQRP+ offers supports to help cover emergency and essential expenses, funerals and counselling costs. The program is for victims and families whose lives have been impacted by violence, including intimate partner violence, human trafficking, homicide, and hate crimes.
In 2015, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board became one of the boards and tribunals of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario. Beginning in 2015-16, CICB will be included in the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario Annual Report.
Here is the CICB’s Annual Report for 2014-2015.
For annual reports from previous years, contact us.
History of the CICB
The first compensation program for victims of violent crime in Ontario began in 1967 under the Law Enforcement Compensation Act (LECA). The program made awards related to injuries or deaths that resulted while someone was assisting a peace officer in making an arrest or preserving the peace.
In 1971, the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act (CVCA) replaced the LECA and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board was created.