There is a compensation system in Ontario funded by the
government that can provide financial assistance to victims of
crime. At the clinic, we assist low income residents who are
survivors of domestic violence and sexual or childhood abuse to file
applications for assistance and provide representation at tribunal
Offenders may also be sued in civil courts. There are time
limitations that apply and you should always get legal advice from the
private bar lawyers in our community if you wish to sue the offender.
In some circumstances, legal aid certificates can be issued for this type of
law suit. Clinic staff do not do this kind of work.
Call us for help and advice on your specific
For areas where we cannot assist we will provide referrals to the
This site provides general information
only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice.
Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular
situation. Visit the
Legal Aid Ontario site to find a clinic in your area.