Patricia Mickey is an Indigenous woman with lived experience, having served four years in the federal system. Upon exiting the system, she became Atlantic Canada’s first Indigenous Peer Support worker. In her work with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, she was the inaugural residential manager of a second-stage housing sixplex for Indigenous women. Her passion for prison law and abolitionist ideology led her to PATH where she works as a legal advocate.
Outside of PATH, Patricia is a member of Transformation Voice and Systems Change, a group of people with lived experience working alongside the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies to advocate for systemic change. She has been featured in a number of articles and has spoken at conferences about the injustices faced by Indigenous peoples and people of colour, decarceration, and building safer communities. Patricia is a proud mother, daughter, and wife.