The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary develops and offers meaningful programs for marginalized populations, including women and youth, that face systemic criminalization. With over 50 years of experience, the organization has acquired the knowledge to address the barriers that these individuals face as a result of poverty and involvement with the justice and legal systems, and provide them the opportunity for a more hopeful future.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary offers pathways to healing, through supports and advocacy, for women and marginalized populations who are affected by systemic social issues which contribute to their criminalization.
Creating community that supports transformation and pathways to healing.
Integrity – Consistency and truthfulness in action
Ingenuity – Flexibility and adaptability in providing value-added services within an ever-changing social framework
Advocacy – Foster an environment of courage and empowerment for all those who interact with the agency
Dignity & Respect – regard all as worthy, honored and valued
Cultural Integrity – cultural safety and humility within an ethical space; respecting ways of knowing and connection to the land
2018 Program Highlights: Soon to be updatedCalgary and Regional Court Programs:
Calgary and Regional Advocacy Program:
Prison Community Outreach Program:
Indigenous Cultural Supports:
SAGE: Emotional Wellness and Employment Readiness Program:
Youth Legal Information and Mentorship Program:
Immigrants Legal Advocacy Program:
Access to Affordable Housing:
Elizabeth Fry volunteers provide an essential support to the agency through their assistance in the court and legal information programs. Other opportunities are available to contribute to the agency’s special programs and events. Volunteers benefit from the experiences of working within a justice environment and contributing to the welling being of women.
Time – Talent – Treasure
As a community, we can combine these gifts to make an even greater impact in making a real difference in the lives of the women and youth who need your support in transforming their lives.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary offers an intensive volunteer program and rewarding experience for volunteers interested in a career in justice, law or social work, or for those individuals looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community. We look for individuals who are 18 years and older, passionate, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to join an energetic team!
To view the Volunteer opportunities, click HERE.
Everyone has a special gift that can be shared with the women and youth we work with. Your talent will empower the individuals and transform their lives as they are on their pathway to healing.
For all other volunteer position and the Mentorship Program contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]
“Volunteering with EFry has shown me that giving back to the community can be very easy… I encourage people looking to volunteer to find topics that they truly care about, and just go for them. Your contributions and skills will always be put to good use by people and organizations in need.” – Volunteer, Melissa Chow.
Your financial donations contribute to the overall capacity of the agency in providing ongoing programming, and enhance client support. When you make a donation, you are showing the women, their families, and the youth we work with, that they matter and they deserve another chance to plan, build and maintain their well-being.
Additionally new in-kind donations of the following are always appreciated:
To view the full Wish List, click HERE.
“Out of all the resources out there I know Elizabeth Fry helped me the most. Elizabeth Fry covers so many areas of a woman’s life, from housing, education, financial, legal and personal needs. I don’t know what I would have done without you guys.” – EFry client