About Us

Elizabeth Fry Toronto, established in 1952, serves women who are, have been or are at risk of being in conflict with the criminal justice system. We provide transitional housing and community supports that are:

  • Women-centred: ensuring women and girls receive services and supports that respect their social, economic, physical and cultural realities and based on the assumption that women know their own realities best and are best served by models that acknowledges women’s differences from men.
  • Gender-responsive: creating service models that reflect an understanding of the realities of the lives of women and girls and address and respond to their strengths and challenges.
  • Anti-oppressive: implementing practices that acknowledge repression in societies, economies, cultures and groups and seeking to remove or negate the influence of such repression.

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Laura is a street and law involved woman struggling with a history of substance abuse and frequent relapses. Laura participates in our Healing from Abuse program and is connecting much of her substance abuse issues with trauma she experienced as a child. By understanding how her history of trauma impacts her life today and how it can trigger her substance abuse, Laura is healing from her experiences and achieving sobriety.  Laura is staying sober, exploring employment opportunities and developing healthy and enriching relationships.