The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton was started as a volunteer organization over 46 years ago. The Society has since expanded, and although still relies heavily on volunteers, has over fifty full-time staff members and a number of contract staff. The Society’s head office is in Brampton, with satellite offices in Mississauga and Milton. E-Fry Peel-Halton also operates two residential facilities and the only two women only Attendance Centers in the Province.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is a member agency of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, (C.A.E.F.S.), and there are twenty-six such sister agencies across Canada. Each one is completely autonomous with individual Board of Directors, Constitution, By-Laws and slate of programs.
As a social services agency, we have defined our “community” as being at several levels – 1, our client base; 2, the Peel and Halton communities; 3, the provincial judicial/correctional systems; and 4, the federal judicial/correctional systems. We have corresponding strategies in place to be relevant for each stakeholder group.
At Elizabeth Fry Society we recognize that each of our clients has very different needs, which are addressed by one or more of the Agency’s 18 programs.
These programs are designed to assist clients in developing:
Our primary focus in all areas of endeavour is pro-active crime prevention, lower recidivism rates, and successful integration into the community as demonstrated through more socially-congruent behaviour.
Implicit in the concept of “community corrections” is the shaping of local response to crime. Anticipated is that communities, inclusive of criminal and social justice professionals, will work together to increase the use of effective and timely responses for those involved in criminal behaviours.
As a not-for-profit organization we are dependent on funding from a number of sources. Below are some of our key funders.