Strategic Plan 2016-2019

As part of our on-going efforts to anticipate and respond to the needs of criminalized women in Toronto, Elizabeth Fry Toronto recently undertook a comprehensive needs assessment. This scan included interviews with various stakeholders, including service users, funders, staff and service partners, as well as a review of existing literature.

The need for safe, stable housing and flexible, wrap-around intensive supports for women was clear in the results.

Our Strategic Response

Over the next three years, Elizabeth Fry Toronto is focusing on these strategic priorities:

 Elizabeth Fry Toronto Strategic Plan 2016-2019

We look forward to working with our many stakeholders and supporters to pursue these priorities and ultimately work towards achieving hope, strength and justice.

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.