Kate Crozier, Community Justice Initatives’ Stride Program Coordinator, will talk about the history of women’s correctional services in Canada; the influence of indigenous practices in the development of holistic, women-based principles; reintegration support for women leaving prison through the Stride and Circles programs; Fresh Start Creations; and the educational opportunities of Walls to Bridges.

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Hildegard Marsden Biography

Hildegard MarsdenHildegard Marsden was a graduate of Randon-Macon Women's College, Virginia and received her M.A. from the University of Waterloo where she became a lecturer in the German-Slavic Department as well as Dean of Women. Improving the status of women, ensuring choices for women in education, daycare, athletics and legal aid were guiding principles in her life. She was the first woman in Waterloo Region to return to university (in 1957) as a mature student with three children.

The Hildegard Marsden Fund was established 1988 to make this award possible.