Innocence Canada

Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) 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 Innocence Canada Do?

Innocence Canada is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2000. Innocence Canada’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, Innocence Canada’s team of volunteers have reviewed hundreds of casesMore About Innocence Canada

Are You Innocent?

To inform Innocence Canada of the details of your case, you will need to submit an application. Although Innocence Canada 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 Innocence Canada’s position with respect to the guilt or innocence of the applicantGet Started Now

Get Involved

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