The Program Coordinator provides programming and support to criminalized women in our communities and those who are incarcerated at the Nova Institution for Women and the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

Programs available through the Dartmouth office:

  • The Stop-Lifting Program has been developed to encompass the Department of Justice Restorative Justice Program principles, as well as evidence-based approaches to address consistent theft charges and behaviours. This program is delivered regularly.
  • Women for change has evolved from Healthy Relationships into a five (5) week comprehensive program addressing the nature of helpful and healthy relationships including communication, boundaries, anger & violence, conflict, and healthy relations.
  • Abundance is a comprehensive, supportive initiative that provides participants with the information and tools needed to build confidence to prepare for the next steps in their employment and educational journeys. The Abundance Program is designed to meet the needs of marginalized and vulnerable individuals as they move towards economic well-being. The program provides 14 modules. Seven sessions focus on personal development and seven on pre-employment skill development.
  • Beyond Trauma/Healing Trauma is an evidence-based program from Hazeldon publishing, developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington to look at the process of trauma, and the beginnings of healing. With evidence showing an overwhelming number of folks who are incarcerated have survived trauma, and are often newly traumatized or re-traumatised in the events of the criminalization process, this program connects folks in a safe space, with a focus on strategies for coping, grounding and soothing.

Please call Sue, Program Manager, at (902) 454-5041 ext 4 or email programs@efrymns.ca to register or for more information.