Coverdale Courtwork Society is a non profit organization that supports women, girls and trans persons affected by the criminal justice system. We work in provincial and federal courts, prisons and in the community to provide comprehensive trauma informed, gender responsive services that respond to the needs of marginalized and criminalized persons navigating these systems. Our combined services support women and trans individuals to cope with mental illness, trauma and addiction and rebuild community connections while striving for healing, change and growth. 


To decrease barriers within the criminal justice system and provide comprehensive supports so that all women, girls, trans and non-binary individuals can achieve healing and equity. We strive to empower women, girls, trans and non- binary individuals through a trauma informed, inclusive lens. Our client centred approach strengthens emotional, cultural and social well-being through prevention, innovation, support, reintegration and advocacy



We are committed to being an agency that demonstrates integrity, credibility, and innovation in offering a continuum of care to those who use our services.


These values are expressed through our day to day work by offering services that are 


Trauma Informed 

Culturally Responsive 



Low Barrier


 We hold a vision of creating a community that supports transformation and pathways to healing. We envision an inclusive and just community in which all women and trans persons live with equality and dignity.




All staff, students and volunteers at Coverdale:

Communicate with compassion 

Understand the prevalence and impact of trauma

Share power

Pursue the person’s strengths, choice, and autonomy

Respect human rights

Provide holistic care

Embrace diversity

Earn trust

Promote safety