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Our Work

Learn more about CAEFS’ work.

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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Membership Engagement and Capacity Building

Engagement

As a member-driven association, CAEFS works closely with our member societies to share resources and knowledge, build partnerships, develop sustainable funding models, and convene on key advocacy issues. Current activities include, but are not limited to: A monthly “Learning Exchange” that brings together local Elizabeth Fry staff and volunteers from across the country to discuss […]

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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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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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National Housing Portrait of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Engagement

Created through December 2021 to April 2022, the National Housing Portrait is a network-wide scan of existing housing and residential programs offered by members of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. It is informed by interview with executive directors and housing support workers across the membership.   The Portrait identifies more than 1200 beds located […]

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