2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award – Call for Nominations

2017 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award – Call for Nominations

July 18, 2017

On December 8, 2008, the Office of the Correctional Investigator established the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award.  This award commemorates the work and dedication of Mr. Ed McIsaac and honours those who demonstrate a similar lifelong commitment to improving corrections and protecting the human rights of the incarcerated.  The award is presented annually to a person or an organization.  Award recipients are those whose social justice commitment and persistent efforts have contributed significantly to the advancement of human rights and correctional practice in Canada. The 2016 recipient of the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award was Ms. Elizabeth White.

A candidate for the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award may be sponsored by an organization, or individuals – whom are unrelated to the candidate.  The application must include the following information:

  • name, address and telephone number of the candidate;
  • names, addresses and telephone numbers of the sponsor(s); and
  • a description of the candidate’s accomplishments under each of the criteria, including relevant documents (e.g., publications, letters of support, awards, press clippings).

Candidates will not be considered posthumously.

This information must be submitted by September 1st, 2017 to:

Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award Secretariat
Office of the Correctional Investigator
P.O. Box 3421, Station “D” Ottawa ON
K1P 6L4

We look forward to receiving nominations for this prestigious award.  Additional information can be found on our website at www.oci-bec.gc.ca.

Thank you.

Ivan Zinger, J.D., Ph.D.
Correctional Investigator

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