Events and News


Housing out of reach for many women. Barrie Advance, May 2018. Joy Thompson, Executive Director   

Elizabeth Fry Society Growing Gardens for Better Tomorrows. Barrie Advance, May 2018. 

 REDress REdress Project for International Women’s Day March 2018  

Upcoming events:

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. 

Growing Gardens for Better Tomorrows

On May 24th, 2018 we are teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and the Cottage Canoe Restaurant to build a new garden at Joyce Kope House shelter and halfway house for women. Now accepting donations of starter plants, gardening equipment, or monetary donations, see poster for details. If you’d like to get your hands dirty, join us on May 24th from 3-6pm and help make a substantial difference in the lives of vulnerable women.

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Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County’s Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 27th from 5-6:30pm at Roberta Place Lodge | 489 Essa Road

Save the Date: 

August 10th is Prisoner’s Justice Day.

Mark your calendar, event details will be posted soon!


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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