Stalking can be broadly defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following and/or harassing another person.
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, stalking is referred to as Criminal Harassment (Section 264, Subsection 1).
Stalking consists of:
- Repeatedly following the victim or someone known to the victim;
- Repeatedly communicating, either directly or indirectly, with the victim or anyone known to them;
- Watching the victim's house, or place where the victim, or anyone known to the victim, lives, works, or happens to be;
- or Engaging in threatening conduct directed at the victim or any member of their family.
See our handout on stalking