Flora I. Matheson
Hart House: 7 Hart House Circle | Room: East Commons
  • September 12, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Court rulings in Ontario and British Columbia have concluded that solitary confinement is unconstitutional. The government has been given a year to reflect the new rulings.

The effects of solitary confinement are destructive and often permanent causing psychological harm including post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides. Solitary confinement is more than unconstitutional, it is cruel and unusual punishment.

On September 12, 2018, Elizabeth Fry Toronto will be hosting a panel discussion examining the consequences of short and long-term solitary confinement and what changes we expect to see in legislation and practice

Annual General Meeting: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Moderator: Jessyca Greenwood


  • Dr. Cheryl Rowe- Psychiatrist from Inner City Health Associates
  • Matthew Horner- Counsel Legal Services and Inquiries from Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Melissa Atkinson- Senior staff lawyer, Aborginal Legal Services
  • Kassandra Churcher- National Executive Director from Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  • Woman with Lived Experience from Elizabeth Fry Toronto Society