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Learn more about CAEFS’ work.

Memorial Bursary Fund

Engagement

Applications are currently open! CAEFS Memorial Bursaries are annual bursaries that support women and gender-diverse people who are or have been incarcerated in reaching their educational and employment goals. Each bursary is $750 and the number of bursaries distributed is based on the availability of funds. Past bursary recipients have used bursary to fund entrepreneurial […]

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Honouring Voices and Visions: Illuminating Incarcerated Indigenous Women and Gender-diverse peoples Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal-Child Health and Wellness

Advocacy, Engagement

This research project, “Honouring Voices and Visions: Illuminating Incarcerated Indigenous Women and Gender-diverse peoples Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal-Child Health and Wellness” aims to understand and address the Over-incarceration of Indigenous women and gender-diverse people and current health and wellness realities.  This collaborative research will be undertaken through interdisciplinary and multisectoral teams with Indigenous and allied […]

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Fresh Start Coalition

Advocacy

CAEFS, along with over 85 organizations and individuals are advocating for a transition from the current onerous and time-consuming record suspension application process to a spent record regime. A spent regime would automatically seal a person’s criminal record and allow them to move on with their lives. The coalition is engaged in lobbying government and […]

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National Associations Active in Criminal Justice

Engagement

As a member of the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice, CAEFS works with other members to enhance the capacity of member organizations to contribute to a humane, fair, equitable and effective justice system. Emilie Coyle, CAEFS executive director, is the vice president of the board of the NAACJ. More information about the NAACJ and […]

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Framework to Reduce Recidivism

Advocacy

On June 29, 2021, An Act to Establish a Federal Framework to Reduce Recidivism (the Act) received Royal Assent. The Minister of Public Safety was given one year to develop and table the Recidivism Framework (by June 2022). The Act called on the Minister of Public Safety to engage partners and stakeholders to develop and […]

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