The Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE) is a network of public health professionals, researchers, educators and community organizations dedicated to enhancing the social well-being and (re)integration of individuals in custody, their families and communities. We are committed to addressing the distinct health and social goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals using participatory approaches to research, education, service and advocacy.
Examples of CCPHE’s on-going work include:
- Advocating for the adoption of mother-child units in Canadian correctional facilities.
- Implementing and evaluating peer health mentoring for women and men who are leaving correctional facilities.
- Increasing awareness and promoting preventative practices for individuals with incarceration experience in mental health and addiction, cancer, and blood-borne infectious diseases.
- Bringing together relevant stakeholders to develop strategies and policy changes in preventive prison health.
- Providing prison health education for undergraduate and postgraduate health professional students.
- Fostering media interviews, social media postings, documentary films, books, conference presentations and academic publications.
Your support is critical to continuing these vital prison health education, research, service and advocacy initiatives. With your help, the Centre will be able to continue to empower individuals with incarceration experience, and their families, to overcome barriers to achieving their social, emotional, spiritual and physical health.
For more information, please contact CCPHE at 604.827.4976.