• The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) is ‘an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized’.
  • The Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC) ‘serves as a shining light for restorative justice approaches to justice and corrections’.
  • Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) – promotes ‘public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue’.
  • Community Justice Initiatives (CJI)  is a non-profit organization which provides ‘services in conflict resolution, group support for persons impacted by sexual trauma, and reintegration support for women returning to the community from prison through a weekly community engagement program (Stride Night) and reintegration support circles’.
  • The John Howard Society (JHS) Canada is a federation of provincial and local societies comprised of people whose mission is “effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.” Their goal is ‘to understand and respond to problems of crime; to work with people who have come into conflict with the law; to review, evaluate and advocate for changes in the criminal justice process; and to engage in public education on matters involving prison conditions, criminal law and its application’.
  • Justice for Girls is a non-profit organization that promotes freedom from violence, social justice and equality for teenage girls who live in poverty.
  • National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) – This organization’s goal is to enhance the capacity of member organizations to contribute to a just, fair, equitable and effective justice system.
  • supports prisoners and prison justice activism in Canada
  • Tracking the Politics of ‘Crime’ and Punishment in Canada – Justin Piché’s “critical commentary that aims to make sense of recent developments in the politics of ‘crime’ and punishment in the Canadian context.”

If you would like to add your site to this list, please contact me – grace.anita (at)

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EMCP, Carleton University

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