Ontario Supporting Legal Advocacy for People Who May Have Been Wrongfully Convicted

Government of Ontario

Ontario is helping to provide access to justice for people who may have been wrongfully convicted of a crime and cannot afford legal representation.

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Over the next three years, the province is providing Innocence Canada with $275,000 annually to help them sustain operations. The Law Society of Upper Canada is providing an additional $25,000 annually ― a total of $900,000 over three years. The non-profit organization is dedicated to identifying and advocating for individuals who may have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to preventing wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.