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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 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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A Reflection on Elizabeth Fry Week from CAEFS’ Directors

Mon May 9, 2022

Over the last week we have had critical conversations about life sentences in Canada. We heard from multiple people from within the CAEFS network as well as collaborators and allies about this egregious form of punishment and its history within Canada. We want to start this reflection by acknowledging the courage and truth-telling that came […]

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Elizabeth Fry Week: Day 7

Sat May 7, 2022

Today marks the last day of Elizabeth Fry Week 2022. We want to thank everyone again who has participated in this week. We especially thank all of our speakers, our planning committee, and those who assisted with social media. As we close this week, we reaffirm our commitment to advocating for and with all criminalized […]

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Elizabeth Fry Week: Day 6

Sat May 7, 2022

Thank you again to everyone who was able to join us for yesterday’s panel and who have continued to engage with this important issue throughout this week. Here is what we have planned for today:  Doing Life: “Life Sentences, the Law, and Ongoing Colonial Harm”  For our final live panel of the week, we invite […]

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Elizabeth Fry Week 2022: Day 5

Fri May 6, 2022

It is hard to find the words to express the strength and the generosity of everyone who has shared their stories this week. As has been mentioned during each of our public panels there is great importance in listening and witnessing, and there is also a great responsibility that comes from that. All of the […]

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