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Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.

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Jan 5, 2024

Two New Brunswick Men Acquitted of a Murder They Were Wrongly Convicted of 40 Years Ago

This afternoon Robert (Bobby) Mailman and Walter (Wally) Gillespie were acquitted by Chief Justice Tracey DeWare of the King’s Bench Court in Saint John, New Brunswick, 40 years after they…

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Oct 13, 2023

Indigenous Man Returns to the Court in Winnipeg where He was Convicted 50 Years Ago

More than 49 years ago on March 5, 1974, Clarence Woodhouse, a young Indigenous man, and a member of the Pinaymootang First Nation on the Fairford Indian Reserve in Manitoba,…

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Jun 20, 2023

Farewell Glenn Eugene Assoun

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Glen Assoun. Glen passed away on June 14th, leaving behind cherished memories, a legacy of love…

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About Innocence Canada

Innocence Canada’s team of pro-bono lawyers are currently reviewing approximately 80 claims of innocence.

In the years since its inception, Innocence Canada’s team of volunteers have reviewed hundreds of cases, leading to the successful exoneration of over 27 innocent people who together spent more than 200 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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Innocence Canada is the only national Canadian non-governmental organization working to exonerate the wrongly convicted.

While Innocence Canada benefits from thousands of donated hours each year from lawyers and case reviewers we still need support to pay for experts, staff lawyers, testing evidence and keeping the lights on. We are fully funded by grants from private foundations and donors such as yourself.

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Innocence Canada membership is open to the public and provides supporters with a way to become involved with the governance of the organization. Innocence Canada members are invited to participate in our Annual General Meeting where they hold voting rights.

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