News and Events

Legal Cafe: Q & A Employment Issues – Free Online Webinar

Come join Odette Dempsey-Caputo and Cody Lucas from the Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic to learn about Employment issues. Send your questions and register by emailing

Register here:
Meeting Registration – Zoom

We are thankful for the support of Castanet Kamloops in helping us raise money for the Family Stepping Stones program!

Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry in the News

Nov 23, 2021 – Province-wide rent bank system being implemented with help from Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Nov 23, 2021 – B.C. becomes first province to provide 100% rent bank coverage

Jul 30, 2021 – Gender inequality in Kamloops to be addressed through federal government grant

Jun 9, 2021 – Kamloops & District Rent Bank expects greater need beyond COVID-19 pandemic

May 13, 2021 – Kamloops coffee roasters partner with Elizabeth Fry Society to help raise funds

May 3, 2021 – Abbott Wealth’s In Focus campaign featuring the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society

Dec 14, 2020 – Kamloops residents step up and provide Christmas gifts for women and children fleeing violence

2021 Women’s Educational Bursary – applications closed now

Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Women’s Educational Bursary Application

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is a community based charitable/non-profit agency that offers programs and services in the areas of housing and community justice to people in the Kamloops area, with a focus on women and youth.

The bursary has been established to offer financial assistance to women, as the Society seeks to support applicants both practically and emotionally, and to foster personal growth and empowerment.

Thanks to the generous donations from our supporters, this year we will be giving away 2 bursaries of $1,500 each.

The purpose of the Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Women’s Educational Bursary is to offer financial assistance to women, 18 years and older, who are moving to enhance their economic independence and self-sufficiency. The bursary will be awarded to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who will be attending a recognized Canadian College, trades school, or university.  Any program will be considered, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a certificate, diploma and/or a degree.  Current or past clients of Elizabeth Fry are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are requested to fill out the attached application form and provide all the information required. Please ensure that all necessary documentation is completed, signed and that all supporting material is enclosed (copies are acceptable as applications will not be returned).

Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2021 to April 16, 2021.

Late, unsigned or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Should you have questions or need assistance filling out your application, please do not hesitate to contact the Society.

Please note the following:

  1. Candidates cannot be employees, family of employees, or Board members of KDEFS.
  2. KDEFS staff is unable to provide letters of reference for applicants.
  3. The bursary is awarded upon proof of registration from the institution’s registrar, and will be dispersed directly to the educational institution.
  4. Should you withdraw from the educational institution, please contact KDEFS to discuss your options.

Lizzy’s Closet  – currently closed

Lizzy’s Closet is currently closed, due to COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, as a precaution, Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society will not be holding our regular Lizzy’s Closet dates or be taking any donations until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry in the News Archive

Jan 18, 2013 – Kamloops Daily News: Gilchrist: Rent Bank Benefits Outweigh Any Costs

Jan 14, 2013 – Kamloops Daily News: Kamloops Rent Bank Opens Doors In February

Jan 11, 2013 – United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo blog: Kamloops Rent Bank Starting in February 2013