Welcome to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
The Board does not provide emergency services to victims of crime. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
Since 1971, we have been providing financial compensation for those who qualify under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act; that is:
- victims, and
- family members of deceased victims,
of violent crimes committed in the Province of Ontario.
We are committed to the principles of the Victims' Bill of Rights, 1995, in that all victims who come before the Board are treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.
While we recognize that no amount of money can ever make up for the harm suffered by victims, we believe that compensation can play a vital role in their recovery as it may assist them in meeting their financial, physical and emotional needs. Our goal is to ease the financial burden experienced by victims of violent crime in a sensitive and respectful way.
For more information about the Board, its processes and how to apply for compensation, click on the topics on the left side of this page, or use these Quick Links:
- Applying for compensation: includes User Guides and applications forms for use if you are the injured victim, or if you are related to a victim who died as a result of a violent crime in Ontario.
- Frequently Asked Questions
You may also wish to contact the Victim Support Line (VSL) for assistance. The Victim Support Line, through FindHelp, provides a province-wide, toll-free telephone information line providing access to information for victims, in the language of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you would like to find out about services in your area, or would like to inquire about organizations that might be willing to assist with the completion of your application, call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888 (if you live in the Greater Toronto Area, call 416 314-2447) and choose option 1.