Aug 15, 2019
Pam Damoff, Member of Parliament
Impact of Bill C-83 (ending solitary confinement) on transforming the corrections system

Pam Damoff is Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. She was a member of Oakville Town Council for five years before being elected to federal office in 2015. 

Before being named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Pam served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, focused in part on advancing women’s economic security and prosperity and creating a federal gender-based violence strategy. The committeee completed several studies, including a key report on Indigenous women in corrections. As a member of the National Security and Public Safety Committee, Pam worked to review significant legislation including updating Canada’s national security framework, firearms legislation and ending solitary confinement, and she initiated a study on Indigenous offenders and Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) in public safety officers, which resulted in a national strategy funded by the federal government.  

Pam is a long-time Terry Foxer and champion of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network, for which she secured federal funding of $150M in Budget 2019. Pam has been involved with Terry Fox Runs for two decades and has chaired Oakville’s Run for 10 years.

Her presentation will cover the intruduction of Bill C-83 in 2018, legislation that ends the practice of solitary confinement in federal corrections. MP Damoff will be sharing the impact that the bill will have in transforming our corrections system, as well as her own personal experiences visiting corrections facilities across the country.