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A cartoon image of a person watering a plant that are sprouting gold coins. The picture reads: "CAEFS 2022 Memorial Bursary. The Memorial Bursary is an annual bursary of $750 that seeks to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and gender-diverse people to reach their educational and employment goals. Find guidelines and application at caefs.ca. Applications due June 29."

Memorial Bursary Applications are Open!

Wed May 18, 2022

he Memorial Bursaries are an annual bursary series distributed by CAEFS that seeks to help criminalized women and gender-diverse people in reaching their educational and employment goals.

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Press Release: The Courage of Formerly Incarcerated Women leads to Former Correctional Officer at Nova Institution Pleading Guilty to Sexual Assault and Breach of Trust

Mon April 4, 2022

Today, a former correctional officer at the Nova Institution has pled guilty to three counts of sexual assault (s.271 cc) and three counts of breach of trust (s.122 cc). This plea comes many years after multiple women, who were then incarcerated at the Nova Institution for Women, came forward to share their experiences of being […]

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Press Release: The Failure of Creating Choices: CAEFS Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s 2020-2021 Annual Report 

Thu February 10, 2022

April 2020 marked the 30-year anniversary of Creating Choices, the report that was to serve as the blueprint for “women’s corrections” in Canada. Today, the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) released their annual report, which includes a review of “women’s corrections” in Canada. Creating Choices identified nine key issues, which the OCI revisits in this report […]

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Press Release: CAEFS’ Response to the OCI’s Recent Reporting “Proportion of Indigenous Women in Federal Custody Nears 50%” 

Fri December 17, 2021

Indigenous women will soon account for 50% of all federally incarcerated women, according to a statement released today by the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI). The number of Indigenous women, and Indigenous people of all genders, has continued to rise even as the overall federal prison population is in decline. The OCI reported that since 2012, […]

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