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Open Letter: RCMP Body Worn Camera Project

Thu June 9, 2022

Today, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) shared our concerns with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Body Worn Cameras (BWC) Project in an open letter. Despite public support for calls to divest from policing budgets, to invest directly […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Join Our Regional Advocacy Team

Thu June 9, 2022

CAEFS is looking for volunteers to join our regional advocacy team! As part of our regional advocacy teams, you will help to uphold the rights of criminalized women and gender diverse people in federal prisons. We are currently looking for volunteers to join us in two different capacities: Answering our advocacy phone lines Overview: Answer […]

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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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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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