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A Year of Second Chances – 2016 Annual Report

July 25, 2017

Through the tough economy of last year, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary persevered thanks to the strength of the individuals, funders, volunteers, partnerships, staff, management team and Board of Directors.

Our 2016 annual report is about second chances, and that is what our work is all about. Giving women a second chance heals families and communities, and reduces the financial burden of incarceration. The theme of second chances is represented in the report through the common and humble dandelion – a symbol of resiliency that survives and thrives through the toughest conditions, symbolizing the ability to rise above challenges.

We celebrate the stories and success of the women and families we serve, and know that the community of care and support makes a difference in healing, and creating new beginnings through second chances. Thank you for your support.

Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.


Wish List

March 1, 2016

elizabeth_fry_logo_calgaryThe women we serve often come to us with very little. The following items will help them address simple needs, as well as provide dignity and hope.

All donations of basic needs supplies and hygiene items can be dropped off at our main office at 1731 – 10 Avenue SW. We are directly across the street from the Sunalta C-Train Station. Free on-street parking is available.

download our Wish List here

Please contact reception@elizabethfrycalgary.ca to arrange for your donation drop-off or call us at 403.294.0737.

Please note that we are not able to accept clothing donations due to lack of storage.



Our Giving Program

Giving_help_calgary_women_need_assistanceFor over 50 years, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary has offered help and healing to thousands of at-risk and criminalized women. Stuck in a cycle of poverty, many women make choices that have serious and lasting impacts on their lives. The lack hope for the future and don’t know whe re to turn for help. We are here to give them another chance but we need your help.

Our programs offer our clients another way and an opportunity to create more hopeful futures. Your gift will help us help vulnerable women and their families. Download our Giving Program publication here.


Elizabeth Fry Brochure

Raylene 002Our mission is unique. We serve criminalized women and youth, helping those impacted by the legal and justice systems. Our programs are diverse and designed to help clients as they transition into our community.

Read more and please share our brochure here.