Administration of Justice

Access to Justice Network (ACJNet)

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.

Alberta 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.

Canada's 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.

Canadian 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.

Canadian 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.

Centre 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. 

The 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.

Newfoundland 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.

New 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.

Nova 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.

Ontario 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.

Prince 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.

Report of Justice

Presents a brief overview of the judicial system and procedures.

Quebec 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.

Saskatchewan Justice

Government agency responsible for program delivery and providing legal services to the Government of Saskatchewan.

Public Safety Canada (formerly Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)

Public Safety Canada ensures coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.

St. 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.


Canadian National Parole Board

Official site of the 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.

Correctional Service of Canada

The Correctional Service 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 reviews.

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.

Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption 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

National Crime Prevention Centre

"PSEPC's National 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."

Drugs and Alcohol

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

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.

Canadian 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.

Center for Addiction and Mental Health - Addiction site

Includes position paper, annual reports, and information on services available to individuals with addiction problems.

Domestic Violence

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence

Includes full-text of many useful publications on family violence issues.

Female Offenders and Victims

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

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.


Canadian Firearms Centre

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.

Forensic Science

Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS)

CSFS is a non-profit 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 science sites.

Forensic Science Portal

This website is kind of portal site to search labs and experts regrading forensic science over the world.

Human Rights

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.

The 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.

Nathanson 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.

The 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.

Juvenile Justice

Youth Justice Renewal

The websites provides Information about the youth justice system in Canada and about the roles and responsibilities of the federal, provincial and territorial governments and other youth justice partners.

Law and the Courts

Canadian Bar Association

A professional, voluntary organization of lawyers, judges, teachers, and students. Site provides full-text publications, newletters, and links to national and international law-related websites.

Canadian 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.

Researching Canadian Law

This online guide to the 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.

Supreme 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.

Organized Crime

Criminal 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.

Police and Law Enforcement

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

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.

Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN)

"The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN), a not-for-profit organization, is Canada’s leading provider of e-learning training for police officers."

Canadian 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.

KPMG 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.

Research and Statistics

Canadian Policy Research Networks

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.

International 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.

Statistics Canada

Presents tabular data on crimes, victims, suspects, police and the courts in Canada as well as other demographic information.

Restorative Justice

Centre for Restorative Justice

The Centre for Restorative 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.

Conflict Resolution Network Canada

Conflict Resolution 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.


Canadian 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.

Victims of Crime

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

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.

National 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.

Victims 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.