The Federal Government is now advertising for a replacement of the existing Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime. This post was held by Sue Sullivan and she has done a valuable service to Canada and Victims of violent crime.
The following is a link to the advertisement.
Lets hope that the replacement is not a political appointment but will include someone that will carry the legacy and fight for victims rights in Canada.
Joe Wamback Chair, CCVF
We are pleased to confirm that again for 2017 the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation will extend and fund the Psychological services program at York University for those who have been the innocent victims of violent crime. The counseling services provided will be free of charge to those who qualify and will be conducted by qualified staff at the University. For applications please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Wamback Chair CCVF
The Canadian Crime Victim Foundation is pleased to announce and wishes to thank the following Corporations for their generous support and generous donations to …our scholarship and psychological counselling programs for 2016.
Sentry Electric (Canada)
Registration for the 2016 Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Symposium is Now Open!
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is being held from May 29-June 4, 2016. A federal symposium will be held in the National Capital Region on Friday, June 3, 2016, to raise awareness about issues facing victims and survivors of crime and the programs, services, and laws in place to help victims and survivors of crime as well as their families.
Registration for the Symposium is free and includes access to all plenary sessions and workshops. Complimentary coffee breaks and lunch will be provided. As space is limited, we encourage you to register early. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. Please note that participation for federal government employees is limited and needs to be accompanied by the approval of a Director General level supervisor.
For more information, the symposium agenda and registration, please go to http://www.victimsweek.gc.ca. The deadline for registration is May 27, 2016, or until capacity is reached.
Victims need help to navigate our criminal justice systems, which are for many a daunting legalistic world – into which they are thrust as a result of other persons’ decisions to commit crime,” said Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, Michael O’Connell. “Victims are entitled to accurate and timely information. They also should be provided practical help as well as assistance that matches their needs. Victims want a ‘voice’ – they want to be heard and listened to on matters that affect them,” he added. “Victims should no longer be bystanders in our criminal justice systems. They have a fundamental right to access to justice.”
The founders of the CCVF are pleased to announce the generous contribution of $4000.00 by The Greater Toronto Area Mustang Club. (GTAMC)
These funds will assist the Foundation to continue its work providing post secondary educational opportunities for innocent survivors of violent crime and siblings of innocent homicide victims. In addition this contribution will assist us in continuing our funding at York University providing free psychological counseling of victims in York Region.
We are pleased and honored for the continued support from the executive and members of the GTAMC that assists us in helping those who have lost so much.
Joe & Lozanne Wamback
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GREATER TORONTO AREA MUSTANG CLUB PRESENTS JOE AND LOZANNE WAMBACK WITH A $5000.00 CHEQUE FOR THE CCVF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AT THE ANNUAL FORD MUSTANG BBQ