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Wish List

March 1, 2016 | Publications

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 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

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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 Read More →

Elizabeth Fry Brochure

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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. Read more and please share our brochure here.

2014 Annual Report

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The Elizabeth Fry 2014 Annual Report  Our Mission 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. Our Vision Equality that promotes a woman’s sense of self in her journey through lived experience towards infinite potential. Our Values 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 Read More →

Piper Kerman – COMING!

January 28, 2016 | Blog

PIPER KERMAN, THE REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION BEHIND ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, IS COMING TO CALGARY Piper Kerman is perhaps today’s most popular prisoner on TV thanks to the success of the award-winning Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. Kerman is coming to Calgary to share her incredible true story on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The View from Behind Bars – an evening with Piper Kerman is a special fundraising event for the Elizabeth Fry Society (EFry) of Calgary. “We’re incredibly excited to announce this event and to have Piper Kerman bring her humour and passion to our stage Read More →