About EFry Toronto
We advocate for alternatives to the criminal justice system and raise awareness about systemic oppressions that put women in conflict with the law
A Brief History — from a one-room office in 1952
In 1951, a group of women from the First Unitarian Church Toronto met to discuss prison reform with Agnes MacPhail, Canada’s first female Member of Parliament. This meeting resulted in the founding of the Elizabeth Fry Society, Toronto Branch incorporating as a non-profit in 1952.
From a one-room office on Jarvis Street, the agency has grown into its current location which provides counselling, support programs, and transitional housing.
Elizabeth Fry Toronto delivers gender based, trauma informed services and advocates for justice and equity for women and non-binary people who are criminalized and their families.
We envision communities where women are not criminalized.
We honour women’s voices, experiences and resilience and prioritize women’s mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health.
We are responsible to ourselves and to our stakeholders for using resources appropriately, communicating honestly and acting with integrity.
We foster a collaborative culture based on self-reflection, continuous learning, effective partnerships, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We are a feminist organization and we challenge oppression in all its forms.
Meet the EFry Toronto Team
Our compassionate and caring staff committed to excellence
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
The Elizabeth Fry Toronto Board of Directors is comprised of inspiring women
with rich diverse skills and experiences.
Thank You to our Donors & Partners
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, your support becomes more crucial and necessary in ensuring that we are able to provide services to women who are relying on us now more than ever.
Our Programs & Services-and the many women we help depend on your support.
Charitable Registration 11923-1306 RR0001