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2022 Women’s Educational Bursary – applications now open

Scroll down for more information and to download the application.

The Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic in partnership with the Seniors Outreach Resource Center in Kelowna is hosting a free public legal education webinar on Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, and Wills. Our Kelowna Staff Lawyer Jordan Adam and our Senior Lawyer Odette Dempsey-Caputo will cover topics like:  What are each of these documents? When and why would you need one of these documents? What do you need to know before you see a lawyer?  By being prepared you are taking care of your family by ensuring they have the tools to take care of you and your estate if anything ever happens. 

This webinar is free but registration is required. Please register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We look forward to seeing you.

Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry in the News


Feb 16, 2022 – Rent Bank available throughout TNRD can help low-income renters

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

2022 Women’s Educational Bursary – applications now open

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 in need, as the Society seeks to support applicants both practically and emotionally, and to foster personal growth and empowerment.

Thanks to donations from community members throughout the year and the generosity of Kamloops Alliance Church, this year we will be giving away 5 bursaries of $1,500 each.

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.

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 23, 2022 to April 16, 2022.

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