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The Impact of COVID-19 on Corrections in Canada – Webinar

In this 60-minute webinar, we discuss the mental health impacts of the pandemic on incarcerated populations and correctional settings, as well as recommendations on ways to move forward, to improve services and supports during COVID-19 and its aftermath.

The webinar was moderated by Dr. Mary Bartram, our Director of Policy, and accompanied by an expert panel:

  • A.J. Grant-Nicholson, Lawyer and Mental Health & Justice Advisor; Principal of Grant-Nicholson Law
  • Howard Sapers, Chair, Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel; Former Correctional Investigator of Canada 

This webinar will be of particular interest to those involved in developing and advocating for improved mental health policies and programming in correctional settings (i.e., custody, prisons, jails, courts).

To learn more about the impacts of the pandemic on those admitted to prison:

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