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What We Do, History & Mission

Mission Statement

Innocence Canada’s mission is to identify, advocate for and support the exoneration of individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education, advocacy, and justice reform. Innocence Canada only accepts cases where we believe our clients did not commit the crime for which they were convicted or suffered a serious miscarriage of justice.  We recognize that different peoples face barriers to accessing justice and we endeavor to adopt an anti-oppression and anti-racism framework and equity lens when working with clients.