Record Suspension Assistance

Programs that provide assistance for people who want to submit a petition to the Parole Board of Canada requesting a record suspension (formerly called a pardon) under the Criminal Records Act. Record suspensions allow people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but who have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records (in effect removed from public access). Record suspensions do not erase a conviction, and do not allow people to say that they do not have a criminal record.



A resource and telephone support line for individuals and organizations with concerns about the negative ramifications associated with a criminal record and how to overcome them.

A toll-free Phoneline for Pardons Canada.

A Canadian non-profit organization that assists individuals in obtaining pardons, record suspensions, and US entry waivers.

This program provides support to individuals wanting to submit a record suspension application (pardon) to the Parole Board of Canada. It will support the complete and accurate record suspension application.

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