Wrongful Conviction Day 2019
October 2nd, 2019 is Wrongful Conviction Day.
Interested in finding out how you or your school can volunteer?
Every year, students from educational institutions around the country have been supporting our cause by raising awareness of the social injustices that plague the Canadian legal system by hosting Wrongful Conviction Day in their own communities. WCD is primarily run by students from all disciplines who recognize the fundamental inequity of wrongful convictions.
Some brilliant work has already been achieved by our volunteers and we predict even better things to come; that’s why the WCD Committee is always looking for bright and passionate individuals to join our cause.
Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2000.
Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify and advocate for individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through education and reform.
What is WCD?
Wrongful Conviction Day is designated as an International Day to recognize the tremendous personal, social and legal costs associated with Wrongful Criminal Convictions.
It is designed as an International Day to recognize those persons who have been forced to endure the tremendous personal and social consequences brought by Wrongful Criminal Conviction.
It is equally devoted as an International Day to inform and educate the broader international community on the causes, consequences and complications associated with Wrongful Criminal Convictions.