Providing support for women who are, have been or are at risk of being in conflict with law.

We are the only social service agency in Hamilton, Kitchener, Niagara, and Brantford with a specific mandate to provide programs and 

services for and about women in conflict with the law.

We offer individual and group services, crisis intervention, release planning, court support, referrals, and community education.



 Elizabeth Fry Society Southern Ontario Region provides diverse services and supports primarily to women who are criminalized and those at risk of being criminalized. We empower women and advocate social change to reduce the impact of that criminalization.  




Elizabeth Fry Society Southern Ontario Region envisions an equal and just society where women are no longer criminalized or imprisoned.




We will recruit staff, board and volunteers who are reflective of the community we serve and who are committed to the principles of feminism, social justice issues, anti-racist change and anti-oppression.  We will create an environment that enables everyone to contribute to the policies and programs of the Society as their abilities allow. We are further committed to serving all clients without discrimination, while recognizing their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability, language, education and economic background.



  • Programming: Create and enhance a continuum of services that meet the needs of our client
  • Funding:  Staff, management and board to seek and secure additional funding including Aboriginal funding.
  • Community:  Engage with diverse communities and agencies to develop community partnerships, opportunities for education and networking.