The first Canadian Elizabeth Fry Society was established in Vancouver in 1939, with other branches across the country following, including one in Toronto in 1952 built with the support of Agnes Macphail. The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) was formed in 1969 and operates nationally to inform through research and public education and to advocate for legislative and policy reform. Affiliated chapters operate in different communities across Canada to provide direct support and services for women and girls involved in the justice system and to reduce the impact of criminalization, to provide equal opportunities for women in the justice system and to empower marginalized women.
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) / L’Association canadienne des Sociétés Elizabeth Fry (L’ACSEF) Documents
|Creating Choices: The Report of the Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women||1990||National (all of Canada)|
|The Elizabeth Fry Society, Toronto Branch: Letter to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs||1979||Ontario|