In acknowledgement of the decades of overrepresentation of Indigenous people within the justice system in Ontario, the OFIFC is a strong advocate at all levels of government for wholistic responses to community safety, healing, and reintegration in our communities. Our policy works includes regular submissions to legislative and House of Commons committees on justice-related bills, sustained advocacy on issues such as the standardisation of Gladue services in all Ontario courts, and regular assistance to justice NGOs in advancing supportive public policy more broadly. At the same time, the OFIFC is at the forefront of the movement to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and has developed the Strategic Framework to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women to ensure safety and supports are in place for victims of violence.  Work to increase Friendship Centre communities’ awareness of, and access to, the human rights legal system in Ontario is an ongoing priority of the OFIFC with support from key partners.
 
OFIFC Policy Submissions on Justice 

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