Here you will find relevant research, resources and publications


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Women represent one in every five offenders, and only 5.4% of the incarcerated population. From the bigger perspective of crime and justice, women’s issues are not as relevant as men’s issues.


Consequently, there is little research and resources put toward understanding women and conflict with the law. In response to this reality, we collect and share the most up-to-date and relevant research and resource publications, as well as information about us.

We've made it easier for you to connect with our resources.

Many questions get asked by our clients, members and donors.

Here’s a directory of research and resources that may help you.


Health & Trauma Research Traumatic Brain Injury and Incarceration, 2016 Doing Health, Undoing Prison, 2016 Focus on Harm Reduction for Injection Drug Use in Canadian Prisons, 2016 Beyond Survival, 2015 Experience of Criminalized Women Accessing Health Care..., 2015 Mental Health in Federal Corrections, 2014 Female Offenders and Self Harm, 2013 Health of Incarcerated Women in BC, 2012 Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading, 2012 Women-Centre Harm Reduction, 2010 Women's Issues Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents, 2018 Beyond Survival, 2015 Canadian Wome in Prison: A Racial and Gendered Analysis, 2015 Housing Needs Assessment, 2014 Canada's Mother Child Program, 2014 In the Best Interest of the Child, 2014 Negotiating Empowerment, 2014 Policies Matter: Addressing Violence Against Women, 2013 Why are Women Canada's Fastest Growing Prison Population? 2011 Research with Women Serving Court-Mandated Probation or Parole, 2009 Criminal Justice System Rising Incarceration Rates of Racialized Women, 2018 Indigneious Women in Solitary Confinement, 2018 Office if the Correctional Investigator, Annual Report, 2018 Corrections in Ontario: Directions for Reform, 2017 Aboriginal Women and the Canadian Justice System, 2016 Building Bridges: Experiential and Integrative Learning in Women's Prison, 2016 Corrections and Conditional Release, 2016 Female Offenders in Canada.Stats Canada, 2016 Canadian Women in Prison, 2015 Crisis in Correctional Services, 2015 Presumption of Guilt, 2012 Policies - Policy Research Rising Incarceration Rates of Racialized Women, 2018 The Chronic Failure to Control Prisoner Isolation in US and Canaidan Law, 2015 False Promises, Hidden Costs, 2014 Help Wanted: Reducing BArriers for Ontario's Youth with Police Records, 2014 Presumption of Guilt, 2012 Submission to the Committee Against Torture, 2012


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Human Trafficking Manual

NOW AVAILABLE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING MANUAL The goal of the anti-human trafficking project, funded by City of Toronto was to develop and test a psycho-educational resource handbook for counsellors working with victims of sex trafficking. The handbook focuses on specific information regarding counselling interventions for trafficked victims that would improve their healing and emotional well-being. Click the image below to fill out your contact information and download the manual.

My Start-Up Magazine

Inside we keep you Informed and Connected! A breakdown of What's Happening, Upcoming Events, Monthly Tips & Talk Back February 2020 March 2020



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