Appendix: Helping Hands

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End of an Era, the closing of the Prison for Women in Kingston

A number of organizations have distinguished themselves through their activities at the Prison for Women, but none more so than the Elizabeth Fry Society. In 1939, the first Canadian Branch of the Elizabeth Fry Society was formed in British Columbia to help women after their release from prison. In 1949, another chapter was formed to work with inmates in the Prison for Women.

The contributions of these groups did much to improve the lives of federal women offenders, their prospects for the future and the overall state of corrections for women.

List of Organizations

  • Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston
  • Citizens' Advisory Committee
  • Native Women's Association of Canada
  • The Salvation Army - Correctional and Justice Services Department
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • St. Leonard's Society of Canada
  • Legal Education and Action Fund
  • Prison Arts Foundation, and many more ...