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Honouring Voices and Visions: Illuminating Incarcerated Indigenous Women and Gender-diverse peoples Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal-Child Health and Wellness

Thu April 21, 2022

This research project, “Honouring Voices and Visions: Illuminating Incarcerated Indigenous Women and Gender-diverse peoples Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal-Child Health and Wellness” aims to understand and address the Over-incarceration of Indigenous women and gender-diverse people and current health and wellness realities.  This collaborative research will be undertaken through interdisciplinary and multisectoral teams with Indigenous and allied […]

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Fresh Start Coalition

Thu April 21, 2022

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 […]

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Framework to Reduce Recidivism

Thu April 21, 2022

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 and table the Recidivism Framework (by June 2022). The Act called on the Minister of Public Safety to engage partners and stakeholders to develop and […]

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CAEFS’ Housing Strategy and the Right to Housing

Thu April 21, 2022

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 cycles and systems of criminalization and homelessness, and contribute to the meaningful co-creation of thriving communities without prisons.  Criminalized women and gender-diverse people face multiple […]

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Regional Advocacy Program

Tue April 19, 2022

CAEFS advocacy utilizes an intersectional feminist rights-based approach to advocate for federally incarcerated women and gender-diverse people and is rooted in the understanding that, in order to create substantive equality, unique attention and approaches are needed to respond to incarcerated equity-deserving groups. CAEFS’ regional advocates are organized into five regional advocacy teams: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, […]

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