Professional Volunteers

We are looking for professional volunteers with an expertise in a number of areas,

People with good interpersonal skills and non-judgmental attitude, who are organized, reliable, friendly and courteous, detail-oriented, community-minded and committed to the confidentiality of all Society records and business, with expertise in any of the following areas are needed:

  • Photographers – stock photography
  • Urban Planner/Expert
  • Resource Development
  • Privacy Advisor
  • Landscaper
  • Copy Researchers/Editors
  • Librarians/Archivists
  • Board Members
  • Nutritionist/Chef

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these areas, please contact us at






Sometimes the company we keep can have serious, everlasting consequences that alter the course of our life. Charlie found out the hard way that her partner did not have the best of intentions after she was arrested for holding on to his gun. Luckily, Charlie was strong enough to turn her situation around.  Charlie took full advantage of programs available when she was at Grand Valley Institute, and that hard work paid off upon her arrival to the Phyllis Haslam Residence at Elizabeth Fry Toronto. 

Upon her release, Charlie had a job lined up in a field she was passionate about, and has been working hard to save money so she can support herself when she is granted her full parole. Most importantly, Charlie has reconnected with old friends. By surrounding herself with positive influences who are as invested in her success as she is, it reminds Charlie that life always moves forward.