News and Events

News and Events

Gender Equity Conference 2024

March 27, 2024

Thompson River’s University: Mountain Room

10:00 am- 4:00 pm (lunch provided)

The Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is proud to announce its upcoming Spring conference centered around the crucial theme of gender equity. This event is thoughtfully curated to engage a diverse audience, including researchers, students, community service providers, individuals with lived/living experience, and change-makers dedicated to fostering positive societal change.

Key conference themes include the comprehensive exploration and definition of gender equity and its profound significance, a nuanced examination of the impacts of gender inequity on both the workforce and economy, an insightful understanding of gender equity through an intersectional and decolonial lens, informative local research presentations, a discourse on the reciprocal relationship between research initiatives and community impact, and a thorough assessment of emerging and recurrent issues related to gender inequity.

Attendance at this conference is free of charge, and participants will have access to invaluable information and resources from local service providers. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle, prized at $200! We invite you to join us for this enlightening and impactful event as we collectively strive towards a more equitable and inclusive future. Secure your spot today to be part of this transformative experience.

Click here to get your free ticket! Donations are appreciated 🙂

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The Kamloops EFry Women’s Educational Bursary is now open!

Apply today:

Accepting application from February 26th- March 26th

Please email your completed application to:


2021 Bursary Recipient Breanna

Christina 1

2021 Bursary Recipient Breanna

Katlyn 2

2021 Bursary Recipient Katlyn & Elena Markin (Kamloops EFry)


2021 Bursary Recipient Kristen with her family

Shannon 2

Elena Markin (Kamloops EFry) & 2021 Bursary Recipient Shannon

Breanna Christina 1 Katlyn 2 Kristen Shannon 2

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

The purpose of the Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Women’s Educational Bursary is to offer financial assistance to women who struggle financially, 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.

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.

The bursary is awarded upon proof of registration from the institution’s registrar and will be dispersed directly to the educational institution.