Call to Action # 35

We call upon the federal government to eliminate barriers to the creation of additional Aboriginal healing lodges within the federal correctional system.

Why “In Progress?”

The official government response addresses identified funding and operational issues that negatively impact Indigenous managed healing lodges vs those managed by Correctional Services Canada through a new funding formula. The response offers no timelines and/or targets for elimination of barriers to create “new” Aboriginal healing lodges. . 

July 26, 2019 – new Aboriginal Healing Lodge announced for Scarborough. The 24-bed lodge would offer short-term housing and support for Indigenous women who are either before the justice system, or re-integrating into society after incarceration. 

Current Status

July 5, 2022

In Progress

Previous Status

May 14, 2022

In Progress

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Actions and Commitments


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Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Final Report

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Office of Correctional Investigator

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Commissioners Directive 541-2

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New Funding Model for Section 81

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Background Content


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Indig. Women in Solitary Confinement

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Spirit Matters: CSC Recommendations

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Cdn. Bar Assoc. Response to TRC

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Healing Lodges in Canada

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