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CAEFS’ Housing Strategy and the Right to Housing

Advocacy

CAEFS is developing a rights-based housing strategy focused on building housing principles, resources, and advocacy that better respond to the distinct needs of criminalized women and gender-diverse people, disrupt the […]

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Challenging Dry-Celling

Advocacy

“Dry-celling” is a form of solitary confinement where someone suspected of carrying contraband is held under direct observation, with the lights at all time, and with no running water for […]

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Challenging the Use of Strip Searching – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Advocacy

In 2017, CAEFS Atlantic regional advocates assisted a woman in submitting a public complaint to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission of the RCMP (CCRC) regarding the illegal strip search […]

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Framework to Reduce Recidivism

Advocacy

On June 29, 2021, An Act to Establish a Federal Framework to Reduce Recidivism (the Act) received Royal Assent. The Minister of Public Safety was given one year to develop […]

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Fresh Start Coalition

Advocacy

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 […]

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