Speaker Series and General Meeting Jan. 6 at 1:00 (Join us for lunch at 12:00)

  • 06 Jan 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Riverside United/Church of the Resurrection Anglican, 3191 Riverside Drive

Speakers Series and General Meeting at 1:00 on January 6, 2020.

Come and join us for lunch & conversation Monday, January 6th at noon before the Speakers’ Series /General Meeting at 1:00 pm.

If you didn't register at the Holiday Party, you can register by sending an email to Joan Tyler, VP Operations at jctyler@sympatico.ca.


If you don't register for lunch, one won't be ordered for you.

The cost of the lunch is $10.

The $10 is payable at the door on January 6th.

*If you have ordered lunch and then discover you can't come, we ask that you send a cheque to our Treasurer, Chris Narraway, (42 Esterlawn Private, Ottawa, ON, K2A 4B6) to cover the cost of the lunch that will be ordered for you.

1:00 pm  - January 6th -  Speakers’ Series

Almost two years ago, Toronto Star columnist Vicky Mochama called the treatment of women – and especially Indigenous women – in Canadian prisons “a human rights travesty.” She noted that women prisoners are routinely denied the basic human dignity, medical treatment, training opportunities and culturally appropriate spiritual support necessary to equip them for life beyond incarceration.

Our January guest speaker, Senator Kim Pate, has worked tirelessly throughout her career to bring the plight of such women to the attention of Canadian policy makers and the general public. In her talk, “Decolonizing Canada’s Prisons for Women,” Senator Pate will argue for a prison system rooted in humanity and empathy.

Kim Pate was appointed as an Independent member of the Senate of Canada in 2016. For over 20 years, she was the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), a federation of local societies working with and on behalf of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women in Canada.

Senator Pate is a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, the Canadian Bar Association’s Bertha Wilson Touchstone Award, and five honorary doctorates from the Law Society of Upper Canada, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, St. Thomas University and Wilfred Laurier University.

Topic is “Decolonizing Canada’s Prisons for Women.”

Photo credit: Senate of Canada


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