Policing-free Schools Now
Youth deserve a liberated education system free from policing and carcerality
Who we are
Asilu Collective is a grassroots abolitionist group of racialized, queer, trans, and disabled organizers working towards policing-free schools on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory (so-called Ottawa). Our group was co-founded in 2020 by three racialized friends who had witnessed the harms that policing in schools had on themselves and their marginalized peers througout their time in Ottawa's education system.
Stories from you
Hundreds of students, educators, parents, and community members have shared their experiences of fear and discrimination as a result of police presence in Ottawa schools.
Read our report
We authored a now-published report on the findings of a community study of Ottawa's recently terminated policing-in-schools program
Asilu Collective operates on the unceded and unsurrenderred territories of the Anishinaabe Algonquin people. As a group comprised predominantly of settlers with varying relationships to this land, we are committed to uplifting the voices and demands of the peoples whose land we reside on.