If your rights have been discriminated, or you have been the victim of a violent crime, Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic can help. Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic works with individuals and groups to ensure rights are respected and protected within Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Counties.
To discuss your legal case, simply contact Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic for a free consultation.
In helping preserve your natural rights, we offer advice and representation to those whose basic, fundamental rights have been violated. Ontario’s Human Rights Code details areas where discrimination is in most need of protection, such as in the areas of employment, accommodations, goods and services, as well as membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
According to the Human Rights Code, there are 15 grounds of discrimination, which include:
The Human Rights Commission has fact sheets available that detail various types of discrimination, including race, ancestry, colour, creed, gender and pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, age, housing, and family status.
On June 30, 2008, human rights complaints underwent significant process changes. Additional information can be found on the websites of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
If you have been injured as a result of a violent crime, you may be eligible for compensation up $250 per week. Additionally, compensation may be available if:
Although a conviction provides conclusive evidence that a crime has occurred, your claim may still be eligible if there is no conviction or charges laid. It is important to note that your claim must be submitted within two years of the incident to be considered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.
For additional information, we invite you to read more about compensation and filing procedures. The Victim Support Line also offers a range of services for victims of crime. Call them today at 1-888-579-2888.
How We Can Help
The Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic in Cornwall offers assistance to the victims and/or families of violent crime. We can help you through the application process, as well as answer any questions you may have.
You may be eligible for the following compensation:
The Steps in the Process
To request a claim package, contact the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board at:
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
439 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8
Toll Free: 1-800-372-7463
Toronto Calling Area: 416-326-2900
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
Have you been sexually harassed?
Visit the Ontario Human Rights Commission website to learn how to take action.