Community Awareness & Events

Support the EFry team in the Bel Rotary Polar Plunge!Polar Plunge 2018

letr-polar-plunge-logo-183x300   On February 3rd, 2019, staff and volunteers from the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough will participate in the Polar Plunge in Ennismore to raise funds for our organization for the third time.

 Click the link below to check out the Rotary site for more information about this community event and to sponsor our team:




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Thank You To PTBO Needs!

IMG_20170710_112119239_HDRThe Elizabeth Fry Society would like to thank PTBO Needs for including us as one of their featured charities during the month of June. These are just some of the purse kits we were able to create using donated items from generous community members. A special thank you to SOCKS Peterborough, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Peterborough TOPS Club, Tamara Mann, Rebecca Darroch, Amanda Farnsworth, and all of our other supporters for their donations.

IMG_20170710_104203706These purses are used to support women who: have been recently released from custody, may be homeless, or are currently facing obstacles in their life. They provide basic feminine hygiene products to assist in starting over.

Small acts of kindness can make a huge difference in a time of crisis, and these kits are extremely appreciated by the women who receive them.


Elizabeth Fry Society Takes the Plunge

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On February 5th, 2017, staff and volunteers from the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough participated in the Polar Plunge in Ennismore to raise funds for our organization.

Our team consisted of the following staff and volunteers: Debbie Carriere, Correen Day, Adam Baker, Mickaela Baker, Tamara Paul, and Stevie Yhap of World Championship Martial Arts!

Thank you to everyone for their donations and support! For more information about this community event please visit

Photo Credit: Clifford Skarstedt, Peterborough Examiner


Rebel With a Cause 2016: Honouring Patricia Zimmer


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough was proud to honour Patricia Zimmer as our second Rebel with a Cause. In 2015, we recognized long-time supporter Linda Slavin. This year, we honoured Patricia Zimmer, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough from 2011 to 2015. Patricia made a significant impact in the community and has been a source of strength for the agency. We took the opportunity to recognize Patricia for being a fearless advocate for women in the Peterborough area.

The event was held on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at the Peterborough Rugby Clubhouse at Nicholls Oval. A fundraiser for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough, the evening featured a silent auction and appetizers. Entertainment was provided by poet Niambi Leigh and jazz singer Carling Stephen, while MC Catherine Hanrahan of 100.5 Fresh Radio ensured a charming evening and successful live auction.


Thank you to all those who supported or attended this amazing event, with a special thanks to those who donated auction items!

For more information on how you can help the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough, please contact us at 705-749-6809 or by email at

Photo credit: Clifford Skarstedt, Peterborough Examiner



Twohey Furniture Hosts “An Evening of Wine & Design”

Thank You to Twohey Home Furniture Store for hosting “An Evening of Wine & Design” on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in collaboration with local designer Jennifer Hickey-Hinan. It was a fun-filled night with food, prizes, and friends. Thank you to Hi Ho Silver and Jewel Just Fine Wines for donating items for the silent auction! We are so lucky to have strong supporters in the community and are so grateful to everyone who attended. Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough.


Thank you to Twohey Home Furniture Store for hosting this exciting event!

Visit Twohey Home Furniture Store today at 129 Aylmer St. N or call (705) 748-9551

Photo credit: Clifford Skarstedt, Peterborough Examiner


Behind Closed Doors 2015

The Elizabeth Fry Society had the opportunity to be part of the 2015 Behind Closed Doors Event at Lansdowne Place Mall.  This exclusive after hours shopping event took place on Saturday September 12, 2015 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

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The event was a huge success and E Fry would like to thank everyone who sold tickets and volunteered on behalf of E Fry, as well as those who attended the event!


Thank you to Lansdowne Place for hosting a great event to support our local charities!




Rebel With a Cause 2015

On Thursday April 23, 2015, the Elizabeth Fry Society hosted Rebel With a Cause: Honouring Linda Slavin.  The event featured Unity Singers, the Raging Grannies, spoken word poet Ziysah and jazz guitarist Mike Graham.  The event was a huge success and E Fry would like to thank all attendees for coming out and honouring Linda with us.

Rebel With a Cause Photo    E Fry Board, Staff, and Rebel   Linda Slavin


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