The Carrold Institute gave to Kim Pate, in 2013, and Luc Gaudet, in 2014, the Alan Thomas Fellowship, which provided a sabbatical year to develop strategies and program concepts to advance human rights.
Kim Pate is the 2013 Allan Thomas Fellow
Kim is the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), a federation of autonomous societies which work with, and on behalf of, marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women and girls throughout Canada. A lawyer and teacher by trade, she has completed post-graduate studies in the area of forensic mental health and has worked extensively with youth and men during her 30-year career in and around the Canadian Legal and penal systems.
On June 30, 2014, Pate was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for advocating on behalf of woment who are marginalized, victimized or incarcerated, and for her research on women in the criminal justice system. She has also received honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, St. Thomas University and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Kim Pate is mother to Michael and Madison. A lawyer and teacher by training, she has completed post graduate work in the area of forensic mental health. Kim is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. CAEFS is a federation of autonomous societies which work with, and on behalf of, marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women and girls throughout Canada. Kim has also worked with youth and men during her 30 years of working in and around the legal and penal systems.
She holds earned degrees in history, education, law and forensic mental health and honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
The Alan Thomas Fellowship provided Kim with a sabbatical year to develop strategies and program concepts to advance human rights advocacy with and for a population who represent the fastest growing number of prisoners.
During her sabbatical, Kim succeeded in:
- Training 15-25 law students in prison law and human rights issues as well as group facilitation and instruction techniques;
- Training 15-25 community support workers from Elizabeth Fry Societies, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada to identify and address human rights and reintegration needs of women in and from prison, with a particular focus on Indigenous women and women with mental health issues;
- Training 100+ criminalized women to identify and address human rights and reintegration needs of women and offer peer support in prison and in the community, to assist women to address their transition needs; and
- Developing training materials and educational materials to enable ongoing educational enterprises.
Luc Gaudet is the 2014 Allan Thomas Fellow
Luc Gaudet is the founder and artistic director of Mise au jeu, a Montréal-based participatory intervention theatre company. Luc has been actively engaged in the production of intervention theatre for more than 30 years. Inspired by the techniques used in Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed”, his research on the use of games and theatre as a tool for personal and social development has taken him throughout Québec, to Central and Eastern Europe, Central America, the Philippines, Indonesia and more recently West Africa.
As executive and artistic director of Mise au jeu, Luc has worked with his team to develop innovative approaches for encouraging citizens to participate in regional development and promote living together better.
Since 2010, Luc has been a contributor to the “Québec Network for Social Innovation” (Réseau québécois en innovation sociale (RQIS)), and been actively involved in PRAXCIT Team led by the Montreal Research Centre on social inequality and discrimination and alternative citizen participation (Centre de recherche de Montréal sur les inégalités sociales, les discriminations et les pratiques alternatives de citoyenneté (CREMIS)), which develops and tests participatory practices for citizen action on social inequality.
He also sits on the executive board of Québec’s Tools of Peace, an innovative network that promotes the transfer of skills needed for the prevention of violence, and is an active participant in the international social art practitioners’ community “Think Tank for change,” which is supported by the One Drop Foundation.
Luc will use his sabbatical year to reflect on and assess his 23 years of social interventions through Mise au Jeu and establish a model of the crucial stages involved in turning the public into actor. In particular, he will focus on the evocative power and place of play in the process. Luc’s aim is to create new training programs to support a “citizen mobilization and knowledge transfer though art” program as a first step towards the creation of a “citizen involvement through the arts” mobile school program.
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