Please circulate and sign the petition below.

Petition e-482, calling upon the government to conduct a 5-year review of the cases of all women who've been placed in segregation, has been published and will be open for signature for 120 days. You will find the e-petition webpage by clicking here. We would like to encourage all to sign and circulate the petition!
If you have questions on the e-petition process or encounter technical problems, please visit the e-petitions websi
te at https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/ or contact the Clerk of Petitions at PMB-AED@parl.gc.ca.

Le présent message vise à vous informer que la pétition e-482 créée par Kim Pate, a été publiée et sera ouverte aux signatures pour une période de 120 jours. Vous trouverez la page Web de la pétition électronique en cliquant ici
Si vous avez des questions sur le processus des pétitions électroniques ou si vous éprouvez des problèmes techniques, veuillez consulter le site Web des pétitions électroniques au https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/fr/ 
ou communiquer avec le greffier des pétitions à PMB-AED@parl.gc.ca.
Enhancing the Self-Worth of Women in the Criminal Legal System
Our Mission Statement:
To Empower, provide support, advocacy and guidance to women who are involved in the criminal justice system.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM) Inc. was established as an independent non-profit organization in 1983 to address the unique needs of women in the provincial and federal justice system. In 2006, EFSM became an Aboriginal organization who provides services to all women who are involved in the criminal justice system.

We provide advocacy, access to resources and support to women who are in conflict with the law. Some of the issues our clientele struggle to overcome are addiction, poverty, mental health issues, marginalization, racism, long-term effects of residential schools and other forms of discrimination.

Some of the programs and resources we offer include:
  • Bail Verification and Supervision Program - Supervision and support for women charged with offences
  • Women for Change Program - Anger management
  • Stoplifting Program - Addresses and explores the reasons why women shoplift or commit fraud
  • Transitional Housing - Bridging the gap between homelessness and independent living
  • Reading Stories Project - Connecting institutionalized women with their children through reading
  • Clothing Depot - Providing 'release packages’ to women who have recently been released
  • The Womens’ Books for Prisoners Project - Books are donated by members of the community
We target women who are at risk of becoming -or have been- involved with the criminal justice system. We also serve women interested in returning to Manitoba or relocating to the province of Manitoba upon their release.
According to the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies:
We aim to increase the availability of community-based, publicly funded, social service, health and educational resources available for marginalized, victimized, criminalized and imprisoned women.

Please contact us for more information.
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