Events and News


Ongoing Campaign:

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County is excited to launch its 2nd Annual fundraising campaign 100 Women Who Care About Women

With a goal of raising $10,000 for shelter improvements; and new dressers and beds at Joyce Kope House, our 27-bed homeless shelter and halfway house for women in Barrie.

How It Works: We are seeking 10 Trailblazing Women who will each recruit 10 Women Who Care About Women to donate $100. If 100 women donate $100 each we will reach our goal of $10,000. 

Save the Date

August 10th is Prisoner’s Justice Day.

Mark your calendar, event details will be posted soon!

Prisoner's Justice Day 2018 save the date


Thank you to our volunteers and those who donated to “Growing Gardens for Better Tomorrows” on Thursday May 24th, including: Cottage Canoe Restaurant, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie, Bradford Greenhouses, and the many community members who donated their time and resources to the initiative. A huge thank you goes out to women residing in the house who participated and ‘got their hands dirty’ helping Joyce Kope House build better tomorrows. 

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Thank you to all who joined us for International Women’s Day

Honouring Indigenous Women and The Redress Project

March 8, 2018

Red Dress ReDress Poster Final

 Prisoner’s Justice Day 2016

2016 Prisoner's Justice Day

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Give A DAM About Women Campaign launched in time for National Elizabeth Fry Week – May 2 to May 8, 2016.


Spring 2016


Joyce Kope House Women’s Portrait Exhibition at MacLaren Art Centre

March 12 to March 30, 2016


A partnership project between the Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County and  MacLaren Art Centre

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