gviGrand Valley Institution for Women (GVI) is located in Kitchener and is one of five regional facilities for federally sentenced women in Canada. In addition, there is an Aboriginal Healing Lodge out West.

In partnership with several community agencies, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council hosted five Annual Forums for Federally Sentenced Women:

Forum Outcomes

Forum participants indicate their willingness to volunteer at GVI in some capacity, either through Chaplaincy, as a driving escort, or through the Stride program at Community justice Initiatives