Segregation & Isolation: The Fatal Intersection Of Mental Health and The Justice System

Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law will be hosting on November 27, 2019 an engaging and informative event that will address Segregation and Isolation in Canadian provincial and federal prisons, which have led to inhumane consequences for individuals who are on remand or incarcerated.

For our members, this event is Accredited By The Law Society Of Ontario For 2 Hours Of EDI Professionalism Content.

Tickets are available on eventbrite

Location: Goldblatt Partners LLP

Address: 20 Dundas St W Suite 1039, Toronto, ON M5G 2C2, Canada


Insiya Essajee

Insiya Essajee is a lawyer with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. One of her main portfolio areas has been trying to address the use of segregation and the treatment of people with mental health disabilities in Ontario’s correctional system, and she has been involved in litigation, negotiations and extensive consultation with the Ontario government to push for reform on these issues.

Golta Shahidi

Golta Shahidi is a criminal defence lawyer working in the GTA. Her current practice focuses on representing vulnerable clients who are often from over-policed communities. She assists clients who face secondary consequences (like deportation) due to their criminal convictions as well as clients in specialized courtrooms like Mental Health Court. Golta is a passionate advocate who believes that individuals facing criminalization and incarceration are better served by solutions that exist outside the criminal justice system.

Yusuf Faqiri

Yusuf Faqiri is Soleiman Faqiri’s oldest brother and a co-founder of the Justice for Soli campaign.

Yusuf Faqiri will share the story of his brother Soleiman, who died inside an Ontario Correctional facility while awaiting a mental health assessment and a bed at a treatment centre.