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Tamara Man paint

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough would like to highlight a long-standing volunteer who has supported our fundraising events since 2017.

Tamara Mann has generously dedicated time each month to assist our team during our charitable assignments at the Delta Bingo & Gaming Centre. She has unfailingly attended and supported our special events, from our annual Rebel with a Cause events to the Prison Law Course. Tamara has donated countless hand-knit scarves and hats for our clients over the years, and consistently checks that we have enough warm winter items for individuals that may drop in to the office. She also connected us with SOCKS Peterborough, a local organization that works to distribute socks to those in the community that need them.

Tamara works hard in our community to promote and connect the resources that she volunteers with to build a stronger network of supports for those that need it. Thank you Tamara for all of your ongoing support. We are proud to honor you as our Volunteer of the Year for 2018!

As always, we are so grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters; we couldn’t do the work we do without your enthusiastic support!


2019 Bel Rotary Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge 2018
The dynamic and awesome staff members and volunteers of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough are once again jumping in the Bel Rotary Ennismore Polar Plunge taking place on Feb 3rd, 2019!
Please consider sponsoring our team (the Tragically Dip) and individual members: Correen Day, Eddie Dzingala, Jared Thivierge, Olivia Bolton, and Spencer Bolton by clicking on the link below :


VolunteerTagging Photo

Help out at one of our upcoming Tag Days! Tagging is an important ongoing fundraising effort for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough. No training required though an Elizabeth Fry Society staff will walk you through what tagging entails. You can even tag with a friend, simply sign-up with them! Maximum of 2 “taggers” per shift.

Please contact the office at 705-749-6809 or email to inquire about this and other volunteer opportunities.


Bingo Photo


Help out during our weekly charitable bingo assignment at Delta Bingo & Gaming! Delta Bingo staff provides volunteer training for this fun, simple way to help local charities raise funds in the community. Elizabeth Fry Society staff/volunteers will accompany you on your shifts.

Please contact the office at 705-749-6809 or email to inquire about this and other volunteer opportunities.


Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough Celebrates

National Volunteer Week


 As part of National Volunteer Week, the Elizabeth Fry Society              would like to highlight Jordan, one of our most devoted volunteers.

Since September 2017, Jordan has been supporting the Elizabeth Fry Society team at reception and has volunteered over 450 hours of her time! She is an extremely dedicated and competent individual who provides compassionate support over the phone and in-person to clients and community members. She has assisted with special events like our recent Prison Law Course, and also assists staff in the training of our placement students.

The Efry community has also grown to love Jordan’s service dog, Chewbacca, who has become an office mascot. Thank you Jordan for all of your hard work and support, you have been an invaluable addition to our team!

We are so grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters; we couldn’t do the work we do without your enthusiastic support! Thank you, Jordan! You are our Outstanding Volunteer of 2017!


Make a Donation

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Any amount can make a huge impact on a woman’s life:

  • $5 donation provides bus fare for an isolated woman to access our services
  • $25 donation provides one hour of supportive counselling for a woman in need
  • $200 donation provides a woman with a seat in an 8-week counselling group


Donate Shoppers Optimum Points

Donate your Shoppers Optimum Points to support local charities! The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough uses points donated by our generous supporters to buy supplies needed to support our clients such as group supplies and hygiene products. To donate today, follow these simple steps:


  • Visit and click on the “Optimum” tab near the top of the page
  • Click “Donate/Transfer Points” and use your optimum card number to log in
  • Under “Donate Points to a Charity” the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough is included in the drop down menu
  • Enter the amount of points you would like to donate, and click “Donate”


Legacy Giving

Including a bequest in your Will to benefit the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough is a heart-felt, generous and easy way to make a difference in the lives of women for generations to come. To discuss Legacy Giving or to let us know of your intention, please contact Debbie Carriere, Acting Executive Director at 705-749-6809 for a personal and private conversation about the legacy you dream of leaving.

If you have already included the Elizabeth Fry Society in your Will – thank you! We’d love to know about your intentions so that we can:

  • Thank you appropriately
  • Provide you with recognition
  • Work with you to make sure your intentions are understood and worded to match your philanthropic goal
  • Invite you to special events
  • Plan for the future of the Elizabeth Fry Society accordingly

Plan a Fundraiser

Every year, friends in our community come together to help collect money for the Elizabeth Fry Society. The proceeds make it possible for our team to continue offering the life-changing services that make it possible for women to thrive.

If your family or group is interested in organizing an event, please email

A Few Event Ideas:

  • Arts and Crafts Sale
  • Auctions
  • Bake Sale
  • “Dress Down” Day
  • Garage Sale
  • Parties
  • Sporting Events and Tournaments