Counselling Services 

Elizabeth Fry Toronto provides a broad range of counseling services to women who are, have been, or are at risk of conflict with the law, both in the community and institutions. Our counsellors work from a women centered, non-judgmental approach and utilize a counseling model that  customizes service plans to the individual needs and concerns of our clients. Counseling is available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all individual services are free of charge. 


Healing from Abuse & Trauma Services

Provide individualize counselling and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse of any sort including: domestic assault, childhood abuse, sexual abuse and abuse in the context of cults and child pornography as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The service assits women to establish a sense of physical and psychological safety and wellness while helping to bring balance and hope back into their lives of our clients.


Reintegration Counselling Services

Provide one-to-one and group counseling for women on provincial probation and parole. Using a harm reduction framework, clients are provided with the skills and resources necessary to develop alternatives to theft, fraud, and substance use behaviors.


Parenting Services

Offer support to mothers reuniting with families post or during incarceration. The goal of this service is to develop strong and responsive parenting skills among women who have been separated from their children, had to parent while in prison or are rebuilding family relationships upon institutional release. This service also offers women information on how to discipline with love, provides strategies for building positive self-esteem in children and offers tools for effective communication with their children.   


Community General Counselling Services

Provide counseling supports to women in the community dealing with a broad range of social, economic and justice disadvantages.  Through this service, women are provided with timely, accurate information pertaining to their legal rights, health and safety and alternatives to at risk behaviors. 


Partner Abuse Response (PAR)

PAR is an 12-week group program offering information, education and support to women charged in domestic violence situations. This is a fee-for-service program on a sliding scale. Participants examine their beliefs and attitudes toward domestic abuse and learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year and offered on Tuesday or Thursdays evenings from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays.

Psychiatric Services

For our clients who need more in-depth and ongoing support. By internal referral only.


If you would like to contact a counsellor or receive more information about our Counselling Services, please contact us at 416.924.3708 or email the counsellor for each program a listed in our staff directory.



 “I admire how they reach out to women in the many detention centres and prisons throughout Canada. I have witnessed many that have worked with women, but this is the first time I have witnessed a team of staff who put their heart and soul into what they believe in”.

Former Resident