Who we are

CAEFS is comprised of 24 local societies located across the country. Each of our locals is their own self-governing entity, with their own board of directors, executive director, and staff. While we operate individually, we also know that we are stronger together. Our network comes together to share resources and knowledge, build partnerships, and convene on key issues – all in service of offering the best support possible to criminalized women and gender-diverse people in Canada.

Looking to get in touch with an Elizabeth Fry in your area? See the local listing guide.

Any local society who is part of the CAEFS network must agree to abide by our principles and be supported by another local. Locals are also required to pay an annual membership fee. Not every Elizabeth Fry Society is part of the CAEFS network, and not every local in our network shares the Elizabeth Fry name.

Are you an organization interested in becoming part of the CAEFS network? Contact us.

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You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”

― Dr. Angela Y. Davis

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