NEWS & EVENTS

Annual General Meeting

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc (EFSM) is hosting our Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:00pm at the EFSM office, 544 Selkirk Ave and we would be very pleased if you are able to join us. We will review agency and program activities during the year as well as present our financial statements for the previous fiscal year.
 
This is also an excellent opportunity to meet the Board and staff of EFSM. Refreshments will also be served.
 
If you are interested in attending, please call me at 204-589-7335 ext 227 or email to administration@efsmanitoba.org
 
Please feel free to share this notice with anyone who may be interested in learning more about EFSM.

We look forward to seeing you!


 

 

Please click here for a copy of our Board Slate for the 2015-2016.

















 

EFSM is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Board Slate. Please click here to view a larger format.



























 






Women for Change (Anger Management) Group Program Changes

EFSM is changing how it offers its group programming due to new financial realities.
To be officially registered for the Women for Change group program, please contact 204-589-7335 ext. 224 to leave a message with your name, address, telephone, and your lawyer and/or probation officer’s name. An intake appointment will then be scheduled for you.  Failure to do so will result in your name being re-moved from the waitlist and you have to re-apply for the next session.

FALL Session – September 11th 2014   AFTERNOON ONLY 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WINTER Session – January 15th 2015 AFTERNOON & EVENING 
NO SPRING SESSIONS

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The United Way of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Police Victim Services volunteered some of their people and time last week to spruce up our transitional housing units for the United Way's Day of Caring! The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba thanks you very much for your help and support!






 
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EFSM is now a Tassimo Disc recycling drop off site through TerraCycle! The discs are not accepted by normal recycling centres; reduce your waste, save the discs and packaging, and drop them at 544 Selkirk Avenue! We will send them to TerraCycle and the funds we receive will go right to EFSM!

To learn more about TerraCycle, check out their Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/TerraCycle-Canada/132016123495239 

 
  






Upcoming Events

 


 
















PAST EVENTS and NEWS

A Cornerstone for Change
A Response to Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of
Rights from the Federal Ombudsman for
Victims of Crime

Executive Summary
 
Changing the landscape
 
The Ombudsman commends the Government of Canada for introducing Canada’s firstever Victims Bill of Rights (VBR) and for the consultative approach they took in
developing the Bill from the outset.
 
Though there is, and will continue to be, debate about its contents, the Bill marks a
significant cultural shift in Canada’s legislative landscape towards a system that more
fully considers and integrates victims in Canada’s criminal justice system. By
recognizing in law the importance of the role that victims have to play, and by moving to
address their needs and concerns, the Government has taken an important step
forward for victims of crime.
 
While the contents of the Bill are, of course, of utmost importance, it would be shortsighted to overlook the important message sent by its introduction and the fact that Canada now has a legislative cornerstone from which to continue moving forward in
enhancing victims’ rights. This step forward marks a great success for the victims and
victims advocates who have worked tirelessly for years to enhance the treatment of
victims of crime in Canada.
 
Legislative enhancements
 
The Bill contains a number of measures that will certainly improve the system for victims
of crime and help to ensure they are informed, considered, protected and supported. At
the same time, many of the measures contained could be further strengthened and
many other issues impacting victims of crime were not addressed, even in part. With
amendments, the VBR could be much more effective in addressing the challenges
victims of crime face.
 
Of the nearly 30 recommendations the Ombudsman made to the Government of
Canada for inclusion in its Bill, only four have been fully addressed and another ten
have been partially addressed.
 
As the Bill moves through the Parliamentary process, the Ombudsman will make
recommendations for amendments to further strengthen the Bill and to address those
areas which have been neglected, including the consideration of victims needs and
concerns in relation to parole hearings and on the enforcement of the rights contained
within the VBR.

Please follow this link to read the rest of the document.
 











 


































 






 

                         



JOIN US for our 2013 Annual General Meeting


Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2013, for our annual general meeting! Refreshments will be provided immediately after and there will be a chance to win a Jets game day prize package!

If you are interested in attending please RSVP with 
Shawn-Marie Tole (204) 589-7335 ext 227.
 
*We are currently developing a new membership drive and encourage all that attend to consider signing up for a membership with EFSM that night.*

Please click here to for a printable copy of the 2013-2014 EFSM
 Board Slate.






















 






Prisoners' Justice Day, Saturday, August 10, 2013

On Saturday August 10, 2013, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, John Howard Society of Manitoba, Initiatives for Just Communities, Onashowewin and The 595 Prevention Team, will be meeting at the Winnipeg Remand Centre (141 Kennedy Street in Winnipeg) to remember those who have died while incarcerated, in honour of Prisoners' Justice Day. August 10, each year is a day of remembrance and mourning. 

It is also an opportunity for advocacy and protest for prisoner’s and prisoner advocates to raise awareness of the issues of injustice and human rights abuses that occur within the prison system. 

Some of the issues that are advocated for include access to proper heath care, fair legal representation behind prison walls and standing up against the inhumane conditions of segregated cells, often referred to as Special Handling Units, where prisoners are placed when discipline problems prevent them from being incarcerated in maximum security. 

Prisoners'  Justice Day started as a one time event behind the walls of Millhaven Prison to become an international day of solidarity. On this day, August 10th, prisoners around the world fast, refuse to work, and remain in their cells while those of us on the outside organize to show our solidarity with those struggling behind the bars, to show that they are not forgotten and to draw attention to the conditions inside prisons. 

If you would like to join us on Saturday, August 10 in front of the Winnipeg Remand Centre (141 Kennedy
 Street, Winnipeg) at 1:00pm, we would appreciate your support. 

Please note, this is a peaceful protest.





NEWS!

Justice Minister Andrew Swan announced March 5, 2013, that Manitoba has taken the next step in ensuring stronger oversight and more transparent investigations of major incidents and criminal allegations involving police officers with the appointment of Zane Tessler as the first executive director of the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU).

....to read the rest of the press release, please click here


 
 
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc is very excited to be hosting a Zumba®Party Fundraiser and Panty Drive on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
 
Not only will we be working up a sweat while getting fit, we will be stirring up a “Panty if Forward” event.
 
First, a little bit about us. The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM) has been in existence since the 1950’s but incorporated as an agency in 1983 to address specific issues women experience in the provincial and federal criminal justice systems. The women can be incarcerated or living in the community. We also provide access to a variety of resources and support to families of these women.
 
 
NOW…..about the fundraiser! For each new panty that is donated, participants will receive one “panty ticket” to enter
to win prizes. The more panties each participant donates, the more chances they have to win.
  
If you haven’t Zumba’d before, this is your chance! Zumba® combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. It’s a party AND a workout!
 
 
We are requesting new panty or undergarment donations. Cash donations are also accepted and also much appreciated. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for cash donations of $20 or more.
 
 
We would love to see you and tickets are available by contacting Trish at 204-589-7335, ext 231 or email at event@efsmanitoba.org or by the Paypal button you see here. 
 
 
If you have any questions about the Zumba®Party Fundraiser and Panty Drive, please give Trish a call. She will be happy to help you.

 

 

 

 

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund/Fonds d'action et d'éducation juridiques pour les femmes (LEAF/FAEJ)


The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision Friday, January 25, in the case known popularly as Eric v. Lola, which considered whether sections of the Quebec Civil Code were constitutional, particularly as they related to spousal support and the division of property upon the breakdown of relationships of unmarried cohabitants. 

 

Despite the majority finding that the lack of protection for spouses in Quebec does represent a breach of the equality provisions of s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the impugned provisions have been deemed constitutional.   Section 1 of theCharter allows for laws to be upheld even if they do breach our guaranteed equality rights because there are "reasonable limits" to those guarantees within a free and democratic society. 

To read more about this decision, please follow this link.

 

 
 
 
Faced with falling crime rates, all levels of government are insisting that more punishment is what is needed when the evidence shows otherwise. Three mythbusters talk crime, punishment, and imprisonment in Canada.

Speakers include:
Ervin Chartrand, filmmaker, former gang member
Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Justin Piché, University of Ottawa criminologist and blogger at Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada

Event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, follow the link: 





EFSM is pleased to be hosting an Alcoholics Anonymous group beginning on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 2:00pm.

If you would like more information, please call our Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator at 204-589-7335 ext 224.


Feel free to share the poster


 
 




Please join us! 

Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba
Annual General Meeting

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
at 6:00pm.

Refreshments to follow immediately after.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact Shawn-Marie Tole, Office Manager at 204-589-7335 ext 227.

Click here for a printable version

Click here
 for the proposed EFSM Board Slate for 2012-2013
 

 
We are very happy to announce the winner or the iPad (16GB & WI-FI) MGCC (Lic #4915-RF):

Lena Lavallee, ticket #360

Congratulations!!!


We wish to thank everyone who supported the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc in this fundraiser. For those who did not win, there will be a next time!



 
Annual Prisoners Justice Day March 
Friday, August 10, 2012
11:00am

The march begins at the Elizabeth Fry Society office located at 544 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg and ends at the Winnipeg Remand Centre, 141 Kennedy Street (at York Avenue).

All are welcome to join us. Please dress for the weather, rain or shine.

For more information, you can call the EFSM office at 589-7335, ext 224.

Follow this link for more information about the history of Prisoners Justice Day.

 
 


We are happy to promote National Aboriginal Day 2012 - hosted by the North End Community helpers Network.

Join us and other community agencies at Selkirk Avenue & Powers Street  on June 21, 2012 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, for an afternoon of celebration:
- FREE traditional Aboriginal community feast!
- Music and dancing provided by local Aboriginal entertainers!
- Aboriginal games and face painting for children and families!
- Storytelling from local Aboriginal Elders!
- Reading tent with the Winnipeg Public Library!
- Craft sales from local Aboriginal artisans and vendors!
- Demonstrations from local Aboriginal artists!
- Planting Workshop!
- Raffle prizes!
- FREE ice cream!

Entertainment provided by:

- Sierra Noble
- JC Campbell & Tracy Bone
- Norman Chief Memorial Dancers & JJ Lavallee Band
- Foreign Objekts
- Burnt Project 1
- Crowdust

Emcees for the event will be journalist, activist, artist, Shaneen Robinson, and host of the morning show 'Rise Up' on Streetz 104.7 FM, Big Will!

If you would be interested in volunteering (hint, hint.....) at this event please contact nationalaboriginalday@gmail.com for an application form - all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, lanyard, and the opportunity to support your community! We also have lots of FUN!

EVERYONE WELCOME! Don't forget to share this event with your friends and family!

A huge thank you to our sponsors and funders including: Celebrate Canada! - Canadian Heritage, Province of MB - Department of Aboriginal & Northern Affairs, Manitoba Housing, South Beach Casino & Resort, University of Manitoba, North End Revitalization Inc.(NERI), Families and Communities Together (FACT), City of Winnipeg, Councillor Ross Eadie, Minister Eric Robinson, Minister Kerri Irvin Ross, Kevin Chief MLA, and various private donors.

 
 






 































Annual Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Garage Sale!!!

When: Saturday, May 4, 2012
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Where: 544 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg

 


 
We are very happy to promote Sarasvàti Productions upcoming play, "Eden"

Written by Hope McIntyre  and Directed by Sharon Bajer. 

Eden will be playing at the Asper Centre for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg

April 27 - May 13, 2012 

Click
here for play and ticket information.

Click
here too see Eden  Promotion youtube video.

 
Click here to see an enlarged version of the poster.


 
 

 

 
Right to Housing Coalition is the Manitoba organization hosting the Red Tent Campaign, a nationally based network with the same objectives.  Red Tent is sponsoring a petition that will be tabled in the House of Commons. In order to be tabled it must be presented as signed hard copies and not in the much easier electronic format.

As you will see when you read it, the petition calls on the Federal Government to increase funding for the renovation of existing social housing units and more importantly, to continue to fund the operating subsidies for all the 900,000 plus social housing units across the country.  As the mortgages are being paid off on these units, the operating subsidies that are attached to them are ending. If not dealt with, this will effectively move most of our country’s investment in social housing into the private market, effectively putting it out of reach for the people who most need it and for whom it was created.

It is important that this petition gets thousands of signatures from across Canada.  This is where you can play a critical role. Remember that you have to have paper copies for people to sign.  However you need to distribute the petition electronically to the widest possible number of your networks and contacts.  We are encouraging an active rather than passive approach.  Passively you could place the petition in your front office and hope that people will sign it.  Actively you will always have copies at hand and sit down with people to explain the issue and ask for their signature.  We encourage you to take the petition to the boards of your agencies, faith communities and friendship networks and ask them not only to sponsor and sign the petition, but in turn, to circulate it to their contacts.

While a petition, in and of itself has limited impact, by taking an active approach with our contacts we can raise the awareness of this “time bomb” that is ticking away silently, already having reduced the number of social housing units in Canada by an estimated 20,000 units.  

 

Encourage your contacts to print as many copies of the petition as they need, remembering that the wording cannot be altered in any way.  All signed petitions must be turned in to the Social Planning Council by April 20.  They will then be forwarded to our central organization, FRAPRU in Quebec.

 

 

Right to Housing is planning events to increase the exposure of the issue during this campaign, including an action on May 25.  This will be part of a national weekend of action to heighten awareness of the operating grant crisis.  You will be kept current as these plans become clearer and we hope many of you will chose take part in the events.

Click here for a PDF of "
Defend our Social Housing"

Click here for a PDF of the "
Rent Tent Petition
"

 



 
LESS Crime + MORE Punishment  = NO JUSTICE


Please join the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba and the John Howard Society of Manitoba on Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 2:30pm at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Grammette Hall for a Public Forum on Prisons and Crime Control Under the Harper Government.


Governments across Canada are in the process of establishing approximately 8850 new prisoner beds at a construction cost of more the $4 billion, with millions more in expenditures to operate and manage new penal infrastructure.

Featured Speakers are:

Justine Piché (Sociology, Memorial University) and Tracy Booth (Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba) and Chris Courchene.

Sponsored by:

Department of Criminal Justice (University of Winnipeg), The Criminology and Social Justice Research Coordinator (University of Manitoba), John Howard Society of Manitoba and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba.

Click here to view the poster.

 

 

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc will be holding our Annual General Meeting for the April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011 fiscal year on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the EFSM office located at 544 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Memberships are available for voting privileges which may be purchased in advance or at the AGM.

If you are interested in attending the AGM and/or purchasing a membership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc, please contact Shawn-Marie Tole, Office Manager at (204)589-7335 ext 227.

Click here for a membership form.

Click here for a list of the Proposed Board Slate.







Thank you to all those who attended our AGM. Please click here to view a copy of the 2010-2011 Annual Report. The report can also be accessed from the "Reports" page.
 
 
 



"Get Real" by AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities)
 
 
Saturday September 24, 2011, 3pm - 5pm @ Turtle Island Community Centre (510 King Street, Winnipeg)
 
This is a political forum for the upcoming Manitoba Provincial election where Point Douglas riding candidates must face the Youth they are trying to represent.  Each of the candidates will introduce themselves and say a few words.  During the forum portion, students can ask the candidates questions to which the candidates can only respond by holding up a YES or NO sign. At the end of the question period, each candidate will be given 10 minutes to explain his/her answers.
 
This is going to be an educational and informative evening.
 
If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Rocky King on Facebook, or any member of the AYO Leadership Team (aboriginal.youth.opportunities@gmail.com)
 


Just in case you needed something fun to do on Thursday, August 11, you can join us at the Selkirk Waterfront in Selkirk, MB from 7:00pm-8:15pm (ish) for an evening of latin and world rhythms doing ZUMBA!

If you have never tried Zumba, this is your chance and also an opportunity to contribute to a great cause....the Elizabeth fry Society of Manitoba.

Your support would be much appreciated by donating a non-perishable food item,hygiene item or a monetary donation will do to. Some suggestions are:

Click to enlarge

 

1. Cereal

2. Peanut Butter

3. Jam

4. Pasta & Pasta Sauce

5. Soup

6. Crackers

7. Juice Boxes

8. Toothpaste & toothbrush

9. Deodorant

10. Shampoo & Creme Rinse

To get to the Selkirk Waterfront, just follow highway 9, which becomes Main Street in Selkirk. Main Street will take you to the Selkirk Waterfront (you will see signs).

Don't forget to bring lots of water for yourselves. It's gonna be hot and your gonna need it!

 

Hope to see you there!


Follow up:

We had a great time in Selkirk last week with our Zumba evening. Thanks to all who joined in and donated money, groceries and hygiene items. It was very much appreciated. Maureen Flynn from the INTERLAKE ENTERPRISE stopped by to learn more about Zumba, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Fitness Council.

Click
here the link see the story (page 16).



Please join the staff of the Elizabeth Fry Society for the annual Prisoners’ Justice Day March on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, in memory of the women who have died in prison.

The march begins at EFSM, 544 Selkirk Ave and will end at the Winnipeg Remand Centre, 141 Kennedy St (please see attached poster for route information)

Please be mindful of the weather and dress for sun, wind or rain.

Click image to enlarge.







Women Needed for Study on Aging in Prison:

- Have you been incarcerated for a long-term  
  sentence of ten years and more?
- Have you turned 50 years old while in prison?
- Are you interested in sharing your personal
  experience(s) of ageing in prison?

We are interested to meet with you!

Dr. Joane Martel from the School of Social Work at the Université Laval (Quebec) is looking for five to seven women who have aged in prison for a period of ten years or more and who are willing to share their experience in an interview.

A staff member from the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba or a Lifeline worker may be present during your interview if you request it.

WHERE: Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba, 544 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg, MB

HOW MUCH: Upon completion of the interview you will receive a $50.00 honourarium in cash. Ethical approval has been granted from the Université Laval's Ethics Review Committee. Confidentiality and anonymity are strictly protected.

If you are interested , please contact Shawn at 589-7335 ext 222 or Heather at ext 224.




Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

For women looking for support to overcome their addiction to alcohol.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba - upstairs program room (544 Selkirk Avenue) 

Wednesdays @ 11:00am

Parking is available behind the building and along Andrews Street and Selkirk Avenue and Flora Avenue.

Please call Heather at 589-7335 ext 224 for more information.


 


The Women’s Community Literacy Project

Beginning April 7 at the St. John’s Library, 500 Salter St.

See attached poster for more information or call Heather at 589-7335 ext 224.




EFSM Fundraiser at Rumor's Restaurant and Comedy Club

Come and join the staff, friends and family of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba for a few laughs and a good cause at Rumor’s Restaurant & Comedy Club (2025 Corydon Ave) on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Tickets are $15.00 each (taxes included). Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:45pm. Comedian is Lawrence Morgenstern.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Shawn at 589-7335 ext 227 by March 5

We look forward to seeing you!



Winnipeg Foundation 90th Anniversary

You’re invited to help The Winnipeg Foundation celebrate its 90th anniversary year and showcase Winnipeg’s rich and diverse charitable sector with Our Great Community Festival, a special celebration event at the Manitoba Museum on Sunday, January 16, 11am – 5pm.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba is proud to be participating in this event and invite anyone interested in learning more about the agency, other charitable organizations in Winnipeg as well as The Winnipeg Foundation, to join us.

The Festival includes:
· Exhibition of more than 50 charitable organizations
· Free admission to the Manitoba Museum for the day
· Winnipeg Foundation 90th anniversary celebration and refreshments at 2pm


Winter Open House

Please join us on Thursday, December 16, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm for the Elizabeth Fry Society Winter Open House.

If you are planning to attend, please contact Shawn at 589-7335 ext 227.

As always donations of gently-used clothing (especially winter wear), household items and non-perishable food items are very much appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you!










The Women’s Community Literacy Project

Take part in women-centred activities, such as storytelling, poem writing, and arts & crafts, all designed to help and improve literacy skills! 

  • Thursday, July 8 - Icebreakers and Acrostic Poems
  • Thursday, July 15 - Free Writing Activities
  • Thursday, July 22 - "I Am" Activities
  • Thursday, July 29 - Collage Making
  • Thursday, August 5 - Sketching & Drawing
  • Thursday, August 12 - Goals and Aspirations Activities
  • Thursday, August 19 - Arts & Crafts
  • Thursday, August 26 - Wrap-up Activities
Meet at the St. John’s Library, 500 Salter Street, Winnipeg. Each session runs from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Snacks will be provided and bus tickets if needed.

To register or for more information, please call Heather at 589-7335 ext 224 and the St. John’s Library at 986-4689.
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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc will be holding our Annual General meeting for the April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010 fiscal year on October 21, 2010 at the EFSM office located at 544 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Memberships are available for voting privileges which may be purchased in advance or at the AGM.

If you are interested in attending the AGM and/or purchasing a membership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc, please contact Shawn-Marie Tole, Office Manager at (204)589-7335 ext 227.


Click Here for Membership Form

Proposed Board Slate
 



 


Rock for Change – Sunday, August 22, 2010


You can combine your love of excellent home-grown music talent and support the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba at the same time by attending the “Rock for Change” fundraiser being held at The Academy FSM located at 437 Stradbrook Ave, Winnipeg on August 22 from 5:00pm-11:30pm.


Please view the attached poster
for the list of bands. For advance tickets @ $5.00 each, please call Heather or Krysti at 589-7335 ext 224.

Drop by to enjoy a beautiful Sunday evening, good music and meet the staff of EFSM. We look forward to seeing you!









 


Prisoners Justice Day March – Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The purpose of Prisoner’s Justice Day is that it is a day of mourning, remembrance, advocacy and protest. It is a day when prisoner’s and community supporters have the opportunity to mourn the death of those who lost their lives while serving their sentences. It is a day when prisoner’s and prisoner advocates can give a voice to some of the stories of injustice and human rights abuses that occur within the prison system.

What started as a one-time event behind the walls of Millhaven Prison has become an international day of solidarity. On this day, August 10th, prisoners around the world fast, refuse to work, and remain in their cells while those of us on the outside organize to show our solidarity with those struggling behind the bars, to show that they are not forgotten and to draw attention to the conditions inside prisons.

You are most welcome to join the staff and supporters of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba office located at 544 Selkirk Ave in Winnipeg, for the Annual Prisoner’s Justice Day March on August 10 @ 11:00am. We will be walking to the Winnipeg Remand Centre located at 141 Kennedy St.

Please view the attached poster
 


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc is currently seeking donations to organize our Annual Mother’s Day events for women in the Portage Correctional Centre and the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba is a non-profit organization that assists and offers support to women who are, have been, or may be at risk of becoming in conflict with the legal system. Our mission statement is to empower, provide support, advocacy and guidance to women who are involved in the legal system. We provide services in the community as well as in Portage Correctional Centre, the Winnipeg Remand Centre, and PsycHealth Centre PX3 Forensic Psychiatry Unit at The Health Sciences Centre, offering group programs, one on one support and access to our
clothing depot all at no cost to the women.

The main items that we are in need of include:
  • Cosmetics and lip balm
  • Hair ties
  • Hand and body lotions
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and shower gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Stamps, stationary and envelopes
Thank you for taking the time to consider making a donation to The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba. Your support will help to bring about positive change in the lives of many Manitoba women and their families. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heather at (204) 589-7335 ext. 224.

Tax receipts can be provided and arrangements can be made to pick up donations.

We will also be sending out special acknowledgements to businesses and community members who assist us with donations in our annual report.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!

Annual Elizabeth fry Society of Manitoba Garage Sale – May 1, 2010
544 Selkirk Ave (in the back)
10:00am - 4:00pm
Donations of gently used items will be sold for future programming

Please Note:

We have post-poned the sale to Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10am-4pm, due to weather.

We thank everyone for their continued support and are pleased to add that you now have an extra week to make clothing and household item donations for the Garage Sale! Call Heather at 589-7335, ext 227 to make arrangements.

Thank you





View the Poster


 
Annual General Meeting February 11, 2010
544 Selkirk Ave
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Please RSVP to Shawn at 589-7335 ext 227


View the Poster
View the Annual Report

Wednesday January 27, 2010
A Pardon Application Workshop
1:00pm - 3:00pm
544 Selkirk Ave

For more information please contact Heather at 589-7335 ext 224


View the Poster


Beginning January 18, 2010
Hip Hop and Urban Dance Classes
To be held on January 18, 2010 to March 29
Mondays 6pm - 7pm and 7pm - 8pm
At 544 Selkirk Avenue

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba is hosting a ten week Hip Hop in the North End program beginning on January 18, 2010 (no class February 15 to honour Louis Riel Day).

Hip Hop is being taught by the wonderful people of X-Company. This is a North End/Point Douglas initiative and is being provided to women who normally would not have access to this type of programming due to the cost at most facilities.

Registration is necessary. Healthy snacks will be provided. A certificate of completion will be issued with 80% attendance (8 out of 10 classes). For those who need to take the bus, we will provide bus tickets.

Space is limited, but if you can think of any women who would benefit from this program, please contact Heather or Shawn at the EFSM office, 589-7335 (ext 224 for Heather and 227 for Shawn).

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority along with Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba Inc.

If you would like any more information, please give Heather or Shawn a call.


View the Poster


August 10, 2009

Prisoners Justice Day March
To be held on August 10th 2009
Gathering at 11:00 a.m.
At 544 Selkirk Avenue


view the poster


December 18, 2008

Annual General Meeting
To be held on December 18th 2008
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
At 544 Selkirk Avenue


Download the annual report


July 13, 2007

The Aboriginal Female Gang Intervention project provides assistance to Aboriginal female youth who are involved or who are at risk to be involved in gang activities and to leave the gang lifestyle.


read more


July 3, 2007

Human rights complaints result in mediated agreement to promote human rights of criminalized women in Manitoba.

May 7 - 13, 2007

National Elizabeth Fry Week


read more
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