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Associations and Coalitions

Learn more about the associations and coalitions that CAEFS is a member of.

National Associations Active in Criminal Justice

As a member of the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice, CAEFS works with other members to enhance the capacity of member organizations to contribute to a humane, fair, equitable and effective justice system. Emilie Coyle, CAEFS executive director, is the vice president of the board of the NAACJ.

Canadian Bar Association

CAEFS’ executive director is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), where we collaborate with others in the legal sector on issues related to prison law, criminal law, and other areas of law that impact the work of CAEFS.

Canadian Prison Law Association

The Canadian Prison Law Association provides a forum for lawyers and others who work on behalf of incarcerated people, and who seek to protect and promote the constitutional rights, interests and privileges of incarcerated people in Canada and around the world. CAEFS’ executive director is an active member of the association.

Fresh Start Coalition

CAEFS, along with over 85 organizations and individuals are advocating for a transition from the current onerous and time-consuming record suspension application process to a spent record regime. A spent regime would automatically seal a person’s criminal record and allow them to move on with their lives. The coalition is engaged in lobbying government and bringing attention to this important and transformative change that would benefit thousands of people across the country. You can learn more about the coalition’s work on their website.