Dear friends and colleagues,
We are writing to provide you with an update on the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization’s consultation on reforming the Criminal Code to limit HIV criminalization. The consultation, which ran from August 23 – October 22, garnered over 200 online survey responses and over 100 participants in the live consultation workshops. A diverse group of participants shared thoughtful feedback on the proposed reforms, including the implications of intersectionality, restorative justice and Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing, full decriminalization, and the impact of reforms on other infectious diseases (including COVID-19).
In order to solicit feedback on some of these key issues raised during the consultation, the CCRHC will be hosting community dialogue sessions in January. We invite you to attend these sessions and share your thoughts. Further details will be released in the next few weeks.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation — your feedback and insights are critical to our shared advocacy efforts. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
The CCRHC Steering Committee