Justice and Human Rights

Guiding Principle: Individual and community have access to a full continuum of justice services to ensure fair and equal treatment.

Justice continues to be an issue for the Aboriginal community. Currently up to 75% of the people incarcerated in the justice system are Aboriginal. The 2007-2008 Work Plan includes the objective to ensure there is participation of ACW in new and existing legal and justice initiatives by government departments. The Council will also continue to support community-led justice initiatives.

The ACW will research and develop a proposal for the creation of urban Aboriginal community justice initiatives including implementation of Aboriginal offender court report writing services and an Aboriginal offender sentencing manual for use in Manitoba trial courts.

The ACW advocates on the grounds of human rights to ensure that Aboriginal organizations have equitable access to the programs and services provided by all government departments. The Council will initiate Aboriginal urban community consultations and liaise with justice stakeholders. Proposals will be written to start Aboriginal offender sentencing initiatives.


About ACW

The Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg is a community based, membership driven, Aboriginal organization which serves as a political and advocacy voice that represents the interest of the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg.
The mission of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg is to be a strong political voice working towards a unified and cohesive urban Aboriginal community of Winnipeg.
The ACW's vision is to support a self-sufficient, healthy, vibrant urban Aboriginal community, where families and children are ensured a good quality of life, through equal opportunity and choice so that Aboriginal people are a part of all things - a distinct presence throughout Winnipeg.

Contact Us
Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg Inc.
112 - 181 Higgins Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Tel: (204) 989-6380
Fax: (204) 942-5795