The purpose of the Canadian Clearinghouse on Cyberstalking is to create a central information repository and learning center on, and for, adult victims of electronic harassment and criminal cyberstalking.
We seek to empower victims by helping them understand the complex technical issues surrounding the crime, the actions they can take to resolve their situations, and the law enforcement and criminal justice process through which they may pass.
We also seek to provide professionals in the academic fields which work with or serve victims of criminal cyberstalking, by creating central clearinghouse of academic information and professional organizations or networks.
Who Are We?
The Canadian Clearinghouse on Cyberstalking is a cooperative project between:
The Canandian Resource Centre for Victims of Crimes, a national, non-government agency located in Ottawa, Ontario and bilingual services are available. All services are free of charge and confidential. The CRCVC believes that victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity and privacy. They offer assistance and advocacy regardless of whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted. The CRCVC believes victims must be empowered to regain control of their lives.
Victim Assistance Online, a Canadian registered non-profit organization which believes that an informed community of service providers can better aid victims of crime and tragedy. They seek to provide victim assistance organizations, service providers and professionals in related fields with a variety of information resources and Internet communication mediums, so as to promote the free exchange and sharing of new ideas, learned experiences and peer support between both organizations and individuals.
Start-up funding for this project was provided by the Department of Justice Canada's Victim's Fund.