National Elizabeth Fry Week

Each year Elizabeth Fry Societies across the country organize public events in their communities.  The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) celebrates National Elizabeth Fry Week the week before Mother’s Day.  Our goal is to enhance public awareness and education around the victimization and criminalization of women in Canada.  By hosting these events and focusing on meeting women’s needs in the community, we aim to break down the negative stereotypes that exist around women who are imprisoned and institutionalized and we encourage productive and responsible community responses to criminal justice matters in Canada.