This website contains descriptive information about known wrongful convictions in Canada and discusses disturbing and upsetting themes such as child deaths, police violence, and the death penalty. This may be difficult for some readers and may be triggering to those with similar experiences. Please care for your safety and well-being as you explore this website and visit this page for help finding mental health supports.
A detailed account of wrongful convictions that have so far been recognized by Canadian courts, prosecutors, or the state. Produced by volunteer researchers to highlight injustice in hopes of reducing it.
Wrongful convictions are only one form of injustice in Canada and they are influenced by larger political, social, legal, and economic injustice. Click below for more historical context. View the Timeline
The Canadian Registry of Wrongful Convictions is a research organization. We do not practice law, provide legal advice, investigate cases, or assist with conviction review. Nothing on this website constitutes legal advice. If you are seeking legal assistance, click the button below.