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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

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A Brief History — from a one-room office in 1952

History

Elizabeth Fry

Phyllis Haslam

1951-1952

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. 

 

Our Mission

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.

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Our Vision

We envision communities where women are not criminalized.

Our Values

COMPASSION

We honour women’s voices, experiences and resilience and prioritize women’s mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We are responsible to ourselves and to our stakeholders for using resources appropriately, communicating honestly and acting with integrity.

EXCELLENCE

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.

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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. 

 
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Shabnum Durrani

President

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Lauriana Mandody

Vice President

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Michelle Smith

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Dr. Flora Matheson

President

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Lieran Docherty

Director

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Tanisha Evans

Director

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Katherine Ward

Director

Anna Kay Bailey

Director

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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