Your Voice Matters! Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc is leading the Saskatchewan Consultation on the Development of Canada’s Black Justice Strategy with funding provided by Department of Justice Canada!
Black people have a long history in Canada and played an integral role in the formation of the country (Winks, 1997). Despite our contributions to this country, Black populations continue to experience various forms of discrimination and marginalization. Over the past two decades, the negative experiences and overrepresentation of Black people in Canada’s criminal justice system (CJS) have been increasingly acknowledged as an important social issue that prevents full social participation of Black people and denies our constitutionally protected right to equality (Owusu-Bempah and Gabbidon, 2020; Kakembo, 2021).
“Canada’s Black Justice Strategy aims to address anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination that has contributed to the overrepresentation of Black people in the criminal justice system. The Strategy will aim to help ensure that Black people have access to equal treatment and equal protection before the law in Canada.”
Black communities across Canada will contribute to the development of Canada’s Black Justice Strategy through a series of inclusive engagements and consultation, which are occurring in September 2023.
Organizations, associations, service-providing agencies, civil society groups, subject matter experts that have intersectionality within the Black communities will be engaged in this important consultation.
To learn more or participate, please contact us at [email protected] or call 306-986-4180