Help Us


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

Tamara Paul

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough would like to highlight one of our most dedicated volunteers. Tamara Paul volunteers her time as the project coordinator for our Social Integration Project which allows women from the Peterborough community to connect with each other and tap into their creativity. Tamara has also been a reliable and consistent participant in our Tag Day fundraising events since 2015, and never hesitates to help when we put out a call for volunteers. Tamara was also on our team for the Bel Rotary Polar Plunge this year – now that’s dedication!

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 to Tamara, our Outstanding Volunteer of 2016!


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