The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an "electronic community that brings together people, information, and education resources on Canadian justice and legal issues." The site provides links to legal and government directories, legislative documents and offices, court decisions, and information on upcoming conferences and events relating to law and criminal justice.
Department of Justice
The official website of the Alberta Department of Justice includes information on crime prevention, statistics, programs and links, as well as full-text reports and news releases on all branches of the criminal justice system.
Department of Justice
Government agency working to ensure that Canada's justice system is as fair, accessible, and efficient as possible. The site provides information on Canada's youth justice and gun control initiatives, an overview of recent activities and department achievements, full text publications, and links to the office of the Minister of Justice.
Criminal Justice Association
A membership organization dedicated to the improvement of the criminal justice system in Canada. Available are descriptions of publications for sale and some full-text publications; excerpts from the Association's Justice Report and the Canadian Journal of Criminology (including the Table of Contents); and position papers on special issues such as crime prevention, young offenders, etc.
Institute for the Administration of Justice
CIAJ is a national non-profit organization who's "work embraces all aspects of the administration of justice: universal access to justice; quality of legal services; court management and the conduct of trials' the judiciary at all levels; the interface between the law and social institutions; and the role of media and the public." Site includes information on action committees and projects, CIAJ's annual conferences, and online newsletters.
Canadian Pardon Service: Canadian Criminal Justice Resources
The Canadian Pardon Service webpage offers multiple links on Canadian criminal justices including departments of justice, laws, research and statistics, corrections, and crime prevention.
for Children and Families in the Justice System
The Centre for Chrildren and Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court Clinic is a non-profit agency in London, Ontario, Canada. The Centre advocates for the special needs of children and families involved in the justice system. It is committed to sharing information through publication and dissemination of research findings and clinical experience. Service areas are child welfare assessment services, child witness project, clinical consultation to the courts, clinical supports program, counselling, London custody and access project, professional development services, research services, and youth in conflict with the law assessment services.
John Howard Society of Canada
Provides links to the provincial and territorial John Howard Societies and their programs. Their goal is to respond to problems of crime and the criminal justice system. The societies engage in advocacy, research, community education, and coalition building.
and Labrador Department of Justice
The department provides legal services to all government departments and administers criminal justice to the province. Several publications are available online on issues of civil and criminal law and victim services.
Brunswick Department of the Solicitor General
The Department of the Solicitor General is the "province's principal agency responsible for and providing leadership in the areas of public order and community safety." Included in this site are programs and services offered in the areas of community justice and corrections, law enforcement, information on the New Brunswick Safer Communities Program, and full-text publications.
Scotia Department of Justice
The official website of the DOJ has information on all divisions of the criminal justice system, including victims' services, policy and planning, the police and public safety, Nova Scotia Police Commission, Legal Services Division, and courts and corrections. Publications available include press releases and full-text reports.
Ministry of the Attorney General
The Ministry of the Attorney General provides information and services on going to court, getting a lawyer, family justice matters and service for crime victims, among others. Their website provides reports and resources on justice system studies, legal aid, and court statistics. Legislative statutes and regulations are also available online through this site.
Edward Island Community Services
and Office of the Attorney General
Community and Correctional Services Division "provides support services to the courts and victims of crime." The Division is made up of three sections: Community Programs, Correctional Programs and Victim Services. This site offers a list of community, correctional and victims programs with contact information. There is also summary information on the Justice and Correctional and Legal and Judicial Services Divisions.
Ministere de la Justice (Department of Justice)
The Ministere de la Justice offers a guide to the legal and judicial services and agencies of Quebec. New bills, statutes, and regulations will be available soon. Speeches, press releases, and full-text publications are available online.
Government agency responsible for program delivery and providing legal services to the Government of Saskatchewan.
Safety Canada (formerly Public
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
Canada ensures coordination across all
federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and
the safety of Canadians.
Leonard's Society of Canada
The St. Leonard's Society of Canada is a "national voluntary criminal justice organization whose members are individuals and non-profit agencies who believe in community-based corrections, and society's role in working with people who are coming out of prison back into the community." The site provides information on the organization's halfway houses, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and other programs for the prevention of crime. It also includes full-text versions of the organization's newsletter and annual reports, as well as links to restorative justice internet websites.
National Parole Board
Official site of
National Parole Board that includes fact sheets and full-text
publications on parole and victims issues, links to relevant
legislation, and information about their annual conference.
of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the
rule of law, contributes to the protection of society by actively
encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens,
while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. They
offer full-text research reports, research briefs, and literature
Office of the Correctional Investigator
The Office of the Correctional Investigator is tasked with investigating and bringing to resolution to individual offender complaints. This website offers information as to mandate, roles and responsibilities, legislation, and resources including reports and frequently asked questions. Available in English and French.
Resource Centre - U4
"Through this extensive online resource centre, we guide users to relevant anti-corruption resources, including our own applied research (Themes), and we communicate the work of the U4 partner agencies through a searchable database of projects and initiatives. We also offer a Help Desk service and provide online as well as in-country training on anti-corruption measures and strategies for partner agencies and their counterparts."
Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) is responsible for implementing the
National Crime Prevention Strategy. The work of this centre is based on
the principle that the surest way to reduce crime is to focus on the
factors that put individuals at risk -- factors like family violence,
school problems and drug abuse. We aim to reduce crime and
victimization by tackling crime before it happens."
A non-profit organization working to "minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs." Provides statistics; searchable databases; bibliographies; listing of new publications; full-text publications on topics such as policy, research, prevention, and education; and links to other resources on substance abuse.
Foundation for Drug Policy
The Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy (CFDP), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 by several of Canada's leading specialists in drug policy. The Foundation is funded entirely by its members and by contributions from other organizations with an interest in drug policy reform. The site includes extensive information on current drug laws and policies, recent drug policy developments, court cases and legal challenges to marijuana laws, recent international developments, and full-text articles and studies on drug policy.
for Addiction and Mental Health - Addiction site
Includes position paper, annual reports, and information on services available to individuals with addiction problems.
Includes full-text of many useful publications on family violence issues.
CAEFS is a "federation of autonomous societies, which works with, and on behalf of, women involved with the justice system." This site offers fact sheets on up-to-date topics, and full-text issue papers relating to women and violence. Also includes related Internet sources on prisons and violence against women issues.
Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in social, economic and democratic life in Canada. Available on this website are policy and gender-based analyses, and a resource centre with publications and statistics. Available in English and French.
This site offers information on firearms regulation and safety education for the general public. The Centre provides information on firearms research, the illegal movement of firearms, gun control in Canada, and the Firearms Act Program in Canada.
CSFS is a
professional organization incorporated to "maintain professional
standards, and to promote the study and enhance the stature of forensic
science." It is organized into sections representing diverse areas of
forensic examination: anthropology, medical, odontology, biology,
chemistry, documents, and engineering and toxicology. The site provides
references to readings in forensic science and links to other forensic
This website is kind of portal site to search labs and experts regrading forensic science over the world.
Canadian Human Rights Commission
The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Acts and is responsible for ensuring compliance with Employment Equality Act. The site includes full-text searchable databases including legal publications, legislation and policies, and jurisprudence. Available in English and French.
Manitoba Human Rights Commission
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Human Rights Code. The site includes full-text legal proceedings relating to human rights, guidelines, annual reports, and statistics relating to the processing and disposition of complaints.
Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security
This site offers research resources and reports. The Centre publishes a newsletter which is available online. The site also offers bibliographic data and links to websites.
Newfoundland Human Rights Commission
The Commission addresses complaints of violations of the Human Rights Code. This site offers information on how to file a complaint for investigation if there appears to be a violation of the Code. It also provides links to decision of boards/tribunals from Newfoundland and beyond and Human Rights Commission-related documents.
organization of lawyers, judges, teachers, and students. Site provides
full-text publications, newletters, and links to national and
international law-related websites.
Legal Information Institute (CANLII)
This site contains links to Canadian statutes, regulations, full text case law and more. In French and English.
Guide to Law Online, Canada
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
This online guide
Canadian legal system provides information on the legal and court
systems. It provides the information on the separation of power between
federal and provincial governments, and the roles played by case law.
Court of Canada
Site offers downloadable court judgments, the online catalogue of the Supreme Court Library, a special edition of the statistics bulletin of the Supreme Court, and links to hearings and press releases.
Intelligence Service Canada (CISC)
An organization that provides the facilities to unite the criminal intelligence units of Canadian law enforcement agencies in the fight against organized crime in Canada. Annual reports on the current organized crime situation are reported.
Royal Mounted Canadian Police - Organized Crime
This webpage from the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RMCP) briefly defines and outlines organized crime in Canada and the RMCP's response.
The Board of Directors and Committees are actively involved in dealing with a number of issues important to "improving Canadian policing and enhancing the safety and security of Canadians." Site describes the committees' initiatives on issues like drugs and traffic. The viewer can do a search of their library and view full-text reports. Provides links to municipal police departments and other governmental agencies.
Police Knowledge Network (CPKN)
Police Research Centre (CPRC)
The CPRC is a partnership between the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. They "support research and develop technologies for Canada's law enforcement community." The CPRC maintains a password-protected site to allow conferencing between researchers and others in the police community.
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
The Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) website offers information on investigations and reports, research and analysis, and corporate information including performance reports. Available in English or French.
Investigation and Security Inc.
Professional organization offering investigative services to governments and businesses throughout Canada and internationally. A full range of services and strategies are listed as well as a library of KPMG publications and articles relating to the investigation and security industry.
RCMP External Review Committee
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee is an independent agency that performs civilian oversight and reviews grievances, appeals regarding formal disciplinary measures, as well as discharge and demotion cases. This website provides overviews of various processes, rules of practice and procedure, reports and discussion papers. Available in English and French.
CPRN is an independent, non-profit organization that currently operates three networks on family, work, and health research, as well as special corporate projects. Includes full-text of publications.
Centre for Criminal Law Reform
and Criminal Justice Policy
An independent, non-profit institute officially affiliated with the United Nations. Contains full-text publications, occasional papers and reports, description of programs, an events/conference listing, an on-line forum facility, plus links to partner institutes around the world.
Presents tabular data on crimes, victims, suspects, police and the courts in Canada as well as other demographic information.
The Centre for
Justice, in partnership with individuals, the community, justice
agencies and the University, exists to support and promote the
principles and practices of restorative justice. The Centre
provides education, innovative program models, training, evaluation and
research through a resource centre and meeting place that facilitates
outreach, promotion, dialogue and advocacy. The website contains
a collection of restorative justice resources. All records have
an abstract, and some full text items are provided.
Resolution Network Canada
Network Canada develops, promotes and extends the use of conflict
resolution and restorative justice processes such as negotiation,
mediation, consensus-building and peacemaking circles. The
website includes research papers and reports, some of which have
summaries or are available in full text.
Security Intelligence Service
This site of the national intelligence organization includes information on counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, and security screening efforts. Also provides links to full-text documents and reports.
Organization devoted to "ensuring the equitable treatment of victims of crime in Canada." Includes organizational information as well as full-text of agency publications.
Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
This website provides extensive information as to the role and responsiblity of crime victim services in Canada. As part of that mandate, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime website offers information about services, research and publications, and links. Available in English and French.
Child Exploitation Coordination Centre
The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), an integral part of Canada’s National Police Services, was created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation. The resource section of the website includes a listing of related Internet sites, a bibliography of related publications, and a section of research and fact sheets.
Policy Centre for Victim Issues
The Policy Centre for Victim Issues at the Department of Justice Canada is mandated to work toward improving the experience of victims of crime in the criminal justice system by pursuing a range of activities and initiatives. The Centre publishes guides, pamphlets, fact sheets and other publications which can be downloaded from the website.
of Violence - Canadian Centre for Missing Children
Victims of Violence is an organization dedicated to the prevention of crimes against children and educating children on personal safety issues. Victims of Violence also helps victims of violent crime, individuals, and families as they come into contact with with the criminal justice system.