Kate Crozier, Community Justice Initatives’ Stride Program Coordinator, will talk about the history of women’s correctional services in Canada; the influence of indigenous practices in the development of holistic, women-based principles; reintegration support for women leaving prison through the Stride and Circles programs; Fresh Start Creations; and the educational opportunities of Walls to Bridges.

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Citation for Advocacy Award 2013-14

  • for commemoration of Dec 6
  • action on violence against women and girls
  • Initiative with a focus on Aboriginal women
  • signed a petition calling for a national inquiry
  • research and consultation with local Aboriginal experts
  • sent six different letters to local and other MPs urging action be taken
  • arranged for Senior Advisor on Aboriginal Initiatives at WLU to speak at the CFUW AGM and present a workshop
  • work on poverty issues participating in Poverty Free KW presentations
  • compiling a report on Fair Election Act and impact on homeless people
  • serving as the Voiceover in PFKW publicity video


Media Release May 27, 2014




Bill C-23 called the Fair Elections Act, has raised many concerns as it proposes changes that will make it more difficult for many youth, seniors, Aboriginals, low-income, homeless and disabled people to vote.

Please come and hear the panel discussion and ask your questions on this vital subject for Canadian democracy.



Did you know that there are misconceptions about poverty that exist in our community?

In speaking with regional staff and the community, including people with lived experience, Region of Waterloo staff heard that these myths can sometimes get in the way of poverty reduction. By designing the Poverty Myth Busters (it will open in a new window) they are attempting to help change attitudes about poverty and encourage action because we all have a role to play in solving poverty.

Next time you hear any of these myths, help change attitudes about poverty by sharing the realities and busting the myths!

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