/Friends and Allies

Friends and Allies



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Prison Justice Network


is a network of people in Canada and elsewhere who support prisoners and the abolition of prisons in so-called “Canada”


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Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Ottawa


is a community-based initiative operating on restorative justice principles.  CoSA assists individuals who have served a prison sentence for a sexual offence(s) in their effort to re-enter society.


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Mothers Offering Mutual Support (Ottawa)
 
is a group of mothers with sons and daughters involved in the criminal justice system, who meet to share practical information and advice about the justice and corrections process.

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Justice For Soli

On December 15, 2016, Soli died in the Central East Detention Facility in Lindsay, Ontario while awaiting a medical evaluation and a bed at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health. Soli died during an incident in which the guards at the Central East were applying force to him. Our goal is to seek answers and accountability for Soli’s needless death.

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PASAN

PASAN is a community-based prisoner health and harm reduction organization that provides support, education and advocacy to prisoners and ex-prisoners across Canada.

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End Immigration Detention 


is a group in support of 191 migrant detainees who are on strike in Lindsay, Ontario’s Central East Correctional Centre, a maximum security prison. ***UPDATE: The hunger strike is over. End Immigration Detention campaign for a fair immigration system, one withtout deportations and detentions, and call for full immigration status for all migrants.

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Justice for Deepan 

is a support group was formed in July 2013 to support Deepan Budlakoti in his quest to have his citizenship restored. Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born man who the Canadian government is trying to deport to India, a country where he has no family, has never lived and is not a citizen.

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Punch Up Collective
Punch Up is a small anarchist closed-collective based in Ottawa, Ontario, on unceded Algonquin land. We seek to create a world in which everyone can flourish.

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Overdose Prevention Ottawa

We are community members, and service providers in Ottawa who have come together to respond to an overdose crisis that has taken so many of our friends and loved ones from us.

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Drug User Advocacy League

Drug User Advocacy League: Nothing for us, without us.

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Sanctuary City Ottawa
We organize for a city where everyone, irrespective of immigration status, can access services without fear of detention or deportation.

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Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate Resist (POWER)
 
is an organization comprised of former or current sex workers involved in various aspects of the industry, as well as allies, who envision a society in which sex workers are able to practice their professions free of legal and social discrimination, victimization, harassment and violence and in which sex work is valued as legitimate and fulfilling work making an important contribution to society.

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Canadian Prison Consulting Inc.
Former prisoner Lee Chappelle offers support for those caught up in the Canadian carceral system.

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The Millhaven Lifers Liaison Group (MLLG) is made up of volunteers from the Ottawa community who have established a connection with people serving life sentences at Millhaven maximum security institution in Bath Ontario.

Our objective is to serve as a bridge between the community and the prisoners, with a view to supporting their eventual release and re-integration.

The MLLG’s mission is to maintain a positive, ongoing relationship with the Millhaven Lifers Group (MLG) in order to support successful releases through joint projects.