Anti-Prison Toys Campaign

Dear Consumers,

Did you know?

  • 85% of federally sentenced women have a history of physical abuse, while 68% have a history of sexual abuse. This rate increases to 90% for Indigenous women.

  • While our Indigenous communities account for less than 3% of the Canadian population, they account for 1 out of every 4 prison admissions.

  • Crime rates in Canada reached a 30-year low in 2013, yet the number of women being incarcerated in on the rise. Women — particularly those who are racialized, young, impoverished, and/or struggling with mental health issues — represent the fastest growing prison population.

Prison is not a game. Please keep the penal system OFF your holiday shopping list.

Grace Szucs