Mother and Baby Prison Health: Making Prison Mother Baby Units work in Canada

March 13, 2014

UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver
6:00 pm


Join Janet Winteringham, who will be speaking at a public health education forum on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver.

Winteringham, pro bono lawyer for the BCCLA, will speaking about our involvement in Inglis et al v. The Minister of Public Safety.

Approximately four panelists will speak for 10-15 minutes and the discussion will be facilitated by a moderator. This will be followed by an opportunity for comments from the audience.

Potential panel speakers:
Ms Brenda Tole (retired prison warden, ACCW)
Mary Byrne, PhD (researcher on prison mother baby units)
Amanda (a woman who lived with her baby on a BC prison mother baby unit)
Jessica Danforth, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Julie Bilotta (who gave birth to her baby in an Ottawa jail cell)

In addition, the Collaboration Centre for Prison Health and Education is holding a meeting to initiate evidence-based ‘best practice’ guidelines for prison Mother Baby Units, for provincial and federal correction institutions in Canada. In partnership with (and delegates from) provincial, national and international stakeholders, experts, and mothers, this event will be taking place on March 14th and 15th, 2014, at UBC Point Grey Campus Vancouver. This is an invitation-only meeting.

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