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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
Northern Region
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Important Notice
April 30, 2020

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board continues to provide service to the public.
Hearings are being held by teleconference or in writing. To submit supporting documents, email If electronic documents are larger than 35MB please send them in separate emails.

On March 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order (O. Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The order suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods relevant to tribunal proceedings. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.

If parties are not able to meet a timeline as set out in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board's Rules, they will be allowed to do so at a later date.

If you experience technical difficulties with the teleconference lines, please continue to try as the system may be temporarily busy.

In response to COVID-19 our in-person service counters are closed until further notice. Contact the office by email at or call (416) 326-2900 or toll free 1 (800) 327-7463. For TTY relay service, dial 1 (800) 855-0511.

If you submit by mail or courier, you will experience processing delays.

  • Administers the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act
  • Awards compensation to victims of crimes of violence occurring in Ontario, that result in personal injury or death
  • Does not provide any legal advice

Changes at the CICB

Please take note of these important changes at the CICB:
  1. Beginning October 1, 2019, the CICB will no longer accept:
    • applications for compensation
    • requests for review hearings
    • applications to vary an order for compensation
  2. Monday, September 30, 2019 was the last day to file an application with the CICB. Applications received after 11:59 p.m. on September 30 will not be accepted.
  3. Beginning October 1, 2019, CICB decisions can no longer be appealed to the Divisional Court.
  4. Beginning October 1, 2019, individuals seeking supports and services that result from being a victim of crime can contact the Ministry of the Attorney General's Victim Quick Response Program + (VQRP+).
  5. CICB awards made on or after May 29, 2019 will be subject to a maximum lump sum payment of $30,000 and a maximum award for pain and suffering of $5,000.
Further information can be found here: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Expenses incurred in preparation of the hearing may be considered by the Board at the time of the hearing
  • Payment is made approximately 12-16 weeks after a decision has been reached
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
  • The crime of violence must be an offense under the Canadian Criminal Code
  • Any offence involving a motor vehicle is excluded, unless the vehicle was used as a weapon of assault
Application Process
Call office for information on an existing claim
Documents Required
Documents will vary
Not Applicable
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On May 1, 2020

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