Ask Women Anything with Jennifer Oades


Just when you thought there was nothing great to look forward to in April, along comes this incredible AWA with Jennifer Oades on April 22 at 6 p.m.!

We are thrilled to have Jennifer kick off the next round of AWAs. Jennifer Oades spent 25 years in corrections, working with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and the then-Solicitor General of Canada, as well as the International Corrections and Prisons Association. She was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Women with the CSC on January 11, 2010, and retired from the public service in May 2014.

Jennifer, who has been outspoken about the Ashley Smith inquest, has publicly said that she found it difficult “supporting the government in terms of their criminal justice policy,” and believes the system needs to do more for the mentally ill and focus more on rehabilitation. Jennifer is a shining example of women making their voices heard, a huge part of Media Action’s mandate and one of the reasons that we do the Ask Women Anything series.

The Ask Women Anything series presents women who are experts, from the Ottawa community, without a media filter, in a warm environment so that they are accessible for community members to chat with.

Come down to Planet Coffee (24 York Street) on April 22 at 6 p.m. and ask Jennifer all of your questions. Admission is free!

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