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Survivors for Change and Empowerment
A community based resource in collaboration with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia providing services to victims and survivors of sexualized violence.
Building advocacy, awareness, empowerment, and allyship.
Dedicated to forging change.
In addition to providing victim and survivor services and advocacy, Survivors for Change and Empowerment Founder Carrie Low is dedicated to raising awareness of failures within the legal system, and collaborating with victims, survivors, allies and lawmakers across Canada to improve the laws and legal system to improve victim rights for all.
My Voice, My Choice: Amending the Law to Improve Publican Bans
My Voice, My Choice is an initiative created by Canadian victim-complainants, for Canadian victim-complainants, to amend Criminal Code section 486.4 so that no person is ever forced into silence due to an unwanted publication ban
In May 2023, for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, members of 'My Voice, My Choice' including Co-Founder Carrie Low gathered in Ottawa, Ontario to meet with lawmakers to have their voices heard on the harmful effects on an unwanted publication ban.
An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Sex Offender Information Registration Act and the International Transfer of Offenders Act
44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021
First reading completed April 26, 2023
First reading completed May 30, 2023
Sponsored by Sen. Marc Gold, Quebec, supported by Laurel Collins. Hear a clip of her comments below,
Board of Police Commissioners - Subcommittee to Define Defunding the Police
Halifax Board of Police Commissioners Subcommittee to Define Defunding the Police
"The role of the Board of Police Commissioners - Subcommittee to Define Defunding the Police is to review relevant research and conduct community engagements to allow citizens to express their views regarding the definition of defunding the police. Details regarding the subcommittee can be found in its' Terms of Reference [PDF]." and on their webpage here.
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