Victim Notification

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You can provide information about an offender to CSC anonymously by calling 1-866-780-3784 any time of the day or night.

The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) includes a list of what information can be disclosed. This information includes:

  • the offender's name
  • the offence of which the offender was convicted and the court that convicted the offender
  • the start date and length of the sentence that the offender is serving
  • the offender's eligibility dates and review dates for temporary absences or parole

Victims may request other types of information that CSC has available if it has been deemed that the victim's interest in receiving it outweighs the need to protect the offender's privacy. In most cases this information is provided to victims.

This information may include:

  • the offender's age
  • whether the offender is in custody and, if not, why
  • the name and location of the institution where the offender is being held
  • information about an offender transferring from one institution to another
  • information about the programs in which the offender is participating or has participated
  • the serious disciplinary offences committed by the offender
  • the reasons for any temporary absence
  • the date of a Parole Board of Canada hearing about detaining the offender past the end of his or her sentence
  • information about an offender's progress in relation to his or her correctional plan
  • the date when an offender has been removed from Canada by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • information about CSC's victim-mediation services

Victims may also request information that CSC has available unless the disclosure would have a negative impact on public safety, including:

  • the offender's release date, destination and conditions of release (usually 14 days prior to the release)
  • a current photo of the offender at the time of certain releases or the end of the offender's sentence