August 15, 2020
Throughout the 2019 year, we reviewed how we were working as an agency and adapted our structures to further empower our clients towards their own levels of independency. In particular, our focus diverted our attention to strengthening resiliency and recognizing the ability of individuals to be more successful when given the right resources.
We expanded our court programs to include Strathmore and in early 2020 we included Lethbridge and Siksika into our court programs. We expanded our legal advocacy programs into Siksika and Eden Valley to further support Indigenous individuals with supports to address their legal matters. In collaboration with Treaty 7 Nations, and urban Indigenous partners we have worked towards advancing the needs of Indigenous peoples to address the overrepresentation in the justice system.
Click here to read our 2019 Annual Report.
July 23, 2019
In 2018, an increased number of individuals from the Nation attended court and the number of Administration of Justice charges related to warrants and breaches reduced more significantly. Importantly, the support is conducted in the Stoney language, contributing to stronger understanding of processes, supports and resources.
In our efforts to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous peoples, we recognize the importance of working collaboratively within the community to empower opportunities that lead individuals out of the criminal justice system and on a stronger path of healing and wellness. Therefore, we are grateful for our partnerships and collaborations within the community who are vital to improving access to the right resources.
>Click here to read our 2018 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.
March 1, 2016
The 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 email@example.com 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 clients are still people, they are someone’s daughter, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt or sister. Many of them have children.” – EFry staff
Every gift helps to open the doors for another chance. Please download our Donation form and help someone today.
For 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.
Our 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.
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The Elizabeth Fry 2014 Annual Report
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary offers pathways to healing, through supports and advocacy, for women who are affected by systemic social issues which contribute to their criminalization.
Equality that promotes a woman’s sense of self in her journey through lived experience towards infinite potential.
Integrity – Consistency and truthfulness in actions and values
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
Our Annual Report can be downloaded here.