Legislation and Regulation


The CICB is established under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. Under the act, the CICB can award compensation to any victim of a violent crime that occurred in Ontario.

CICB is committed to the principles of the Victims' Bill of Rights, which states that all victims should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.

The Statutory Powers Procedure Act provides a framework for the conduct of hearings before Ontario’s administrative tribunals.

Tariff A of the Rules of Civil Procedure sets the fees which must be paid when summoning a witness.