The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted

The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted is a Canadian, non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit and to preventing such injustices in the future through legal education and justice system reform.

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What Does AIDWYC Do?

AIDWYC is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2000. AIDWYC’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform. In the years since its inception, AIDWYC’s team of volunteers have reviewed hundreds of casesMore About AIDWYC

Are You Innocent?

To inform AIDWYC of the details of your case, you will need to submit an application. Although AIDWYC lawyers review all applications, only a few cases proceed to review and, until a case is formally adopted, every review is investigative in nature and does not reflect AIDWYC’s position with respect to the guilt or innocence of the applicantGet Started Now

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AIDWYC membership is open to the public and provides supporters with a way to become involved with the governance of the organization. AIDWYC members are invited to participate in our Annual General Meeting where they hold voting rights. Members receive updates on AIDWYC news and events as well as promotional pricing for some events.Learn More