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August 16th, 2021

Help us erase the stigma and burden of having a criminal record that is keeping motivated and skilled individuals from sustainable employment. We help women and gender-diverse people apply for a record suspension that imposes an unfair barrier to paid and volunteer work. The costs of record suspensions are daunting with a base fee of $657.77.

Please come and join us for our record suspension BBQ on August 16th by the Saint John Arts Centre! If you can’t make it, we will gladly accept donations for record suspension costs by e-transfer to efry@nb.aibn.com or cheque. If you would like a tax receipt, please private message us with your contact information and address. Thank you for supporting those we work with!!

July 7th, 2021

The second video in our series “Cooking on a Dime” is here! Enjoy learning how to make delicious meals with us on a budget!

June 11th, 2021

The first video in our series “Cooking on a Dime” is here! Enjoy learning how to make delicious meals with us on a budget!

May 3rd – 7th, 2021

As you may know, every year we mark Elizabeth Fry Week during the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The goal of the week is to enhance public awareness and education around criminalized and vulnerable women, trans, non-binary, and Two Spirit people in Canada.​ We continue to mark this week as Elizabeth Fry Week because most women in prison are mothers, and many of these women were the sole supporters of their families at the time they were incarcerated. When mothers are sentenced to prison, their children are sentenced to separation. We draw attention to this reality by ending Elizabeth Fry Week on Mother’s Day each year. We are excited to announce that this year’s theme for Elizabeth Fry Week is “Human Rights in Action”.

Comme vous le savez sans doute, nous célébrons chaque année la semaine nationale Elizabeth Fry lors de la semaine précédant la fête des Mères. Cette semaine vise à conscientiser et à éduquer le public sur la situation des femmes et des personnes trans, non binaires et bispirituelles criminalisées et vulnérables au Canada. Si cette semaine demeure la semaine Elizabeth Fry, c’est parce que la plupart des femmes emprisonnées sont des mères, dont beaucoup ont élevé seules leurs enfants avant d’être incarcérées. Quand une femme est condamnée à une peine d’emprisonnement, ses enfants sont condamnés à être séparés de leur mère. Nous attirons l’attention sur cette réalité en célébrant chaque année la semaine Elizabeth Fry lors de la semaine qui précède la fête des Mères. Nous sommes heureuses d’annoncer que le thème de la semaine Elizabeth Fry 2021 est « Droits de la personne en action ». 

February 7th, 2021

“Seniors and youth enjoy each other’s company during a previous intergenerational program put on by the Elizabeth Fry Society and Go Ahead Seniors Inc. A new joint project called Creative Pathways to Healthy Aging: Seniors and Youth Engage has received funding from the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project.” Source: https://tj.news/story/101487147?ref=newsletter

January 5th, 2021

We want to give a huge thank you to Rose Kryszko Peter-Paul of Mi’gmag Creations for the beautiful dream catchers she made for us to be gifted to the women we support at EFry. Visit her Facebook page, Mi’gmag Creations, to check out more of her work!

December 14th, 2020

Thank-you to Symphony New Brunswick for your support of EFryNB and your participation in projects such as Singing My Way Home. This virtual concert is a gift from SNB and the Saint John String Quartet for all our friends and supporters to enjoy at home over the holiday season.

March 7th, 2020

EFryNB’s Singing My Way Home project created opportunities for song writing, sharing stories, connecting with other others and feeling a sense of empowerment and purpose by giving back to the community. Three members of Symphony New Brunswick and two facilitator/songwriters gave a concert of the women’s songs at the New Brunswick Women’s Correctional Centre for incarcerated women and staff; songs scored by Andrew Reed of SNB. Our EFry outreach volunteer in Miramichi opened her home for rehearsal before the concert. Covid-19 arrived the next week resulting in planned community concerts in Miramichi, Fredericton a & Moncton to be canceled. Covid-19 restrictions lifted slightly in September to allow us to offer a Singing My Way Home concert at the Imperial Theatre. You can find their works below, including live performances and lyrics!

Women in Grey Women in Blue – Live
Sweet Mama – Live
Mama’s Worried About Her Boy – Live
Brand New Day – Live

Brand New Day Lyrics

Food Wrap Lyrics

Momma’s Worried About Her Boy Lyrics

One Sweet Day Lyrics

Women in Grey Women in Blue Lyrics

“Song writing allowed us to create and express ourselves together and empower us as women”

“I got to share my story and put it into words which turned into a beautiful song for myself and others”

“We shared not just our feelings we hide inside in here, but opened our souls”
How We Are Working with COVID-19

As an organization open to the public, EFryNB follows all governmental guidelines for working during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Keeping our hands clean.
  • Keeping our environment clean and disinfected.
  • Staying home if any symptoms are present or exposure may have occurred.
  • Limiting work related travel.

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