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A Special Thanks

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa wishes to thank the Ottawa Police Services Special Constables Unit, especially Constable Trevor Butler and Constable Remi Bertrand, for their support and donation of $1500.00 representing half of the proceeds of their charity golf tournament. We are delighted that they chose the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa as a recipient organization of the golf tournament and wish to give thanks to all who participated as well as those who assisted in organizing the event. The money will be used to support the work of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa at the court house.

"We would like to thank lifetime member Sybil for her recent kind and generous
donation toward the relocation of JF Norwood House. Your generosity inspires us to
keep up the work to relocate and expand the residence. Our goal is to provide a
better space to help even more women succeed in turning their lives around."

How You Can Help

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa welcomes the support of people who are interested in the unique issues that can put women at risk of coming into contact with the law.  You can help by providing a tax deductable financial contribution or donation-in-kind to assist us in this work.

All support is most welcome.

Online Donations:

CanadaHelps.org is a not-for-profit charity portal that serves as an information resource about charities in Canada and seeks to promote and facilitate philanthropy through online giving. CanadaHelps.org offers its services at a very low cost to the charity and at no cost to the donor.

Go to CanadaHelps.org to make a donation or to find out more information on the charitable organization that facilitates these donations. If you choose to donate you will be asked to enter your name and mailing information (for charitable receipt purposes), your e-mail address, some details about the donation you are making and your payment information. All information, including financial, personal identification and any other records, are securely protected behind multiple security measures. Donor information is provided only to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.

To Mail Donations:

If you prefer to make a donation directly please mail your information to The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.  Make sure to include your name and address if you would like a charitable tax receipt. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your donation do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and its clients, thank you in advance for your donation.

J.F. Norwood House Wish List

See the following link for gifts in kind that you can donate to the J.F. Norwood House. If you have any questions regarding in kind donations contact us.
J.F. Norwood House Wish List

Make a Point of Giving

The Shoppers Optimum Points Donation Program
A Unique Way to Support our Cause

We have a great opportunity for you to support us... made available by Shoppers Drug Mart® through the Shoppers Optimum Program™.

By Donating some (or all) of your Shoppers Optimum Points™ to our organization, you are enabling us to use your points at Shoppers Drug Mart® toward the purchase of products and supplies we need for our ongoing fundraising activities.

To donate your Shoppers Optimum Points™, please go online to: shoppersdrugmart.ca/donate and browse the Shoppers Optimum section. Then click on "donate you points". If you are not presently a Shoppers Optimum Member™, next time you are in a Shoppers Drug Mart® ask for a card, which will be issued to you right on the spot at no cost.

With your support, this initiative has the potential for us to "optimize" our fundraising dollars through this unique program.

Use your HBC Rewards points

Dear Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa supporter:

What if I told you that you could help us make a difference - by shopping? Well, you can when you join the Hbc Rewards Community Program. It’s an easy and exciting way to shop for your favourite HBC items and make a contribution to The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.

All you have to do is enroll as an HBC Rewards member by visiting www.hbc.com/rewards. Once you’re a member, you can link your HBC Rewards account to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and automatically start contributing your HBC Rewards points. So that every time you shop at the HBC family of stores, you can truly make a difference to our cause.

As you know, at The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa we are devoted to helping women and female youth who are, or may be, at risk of coming into conflict with the law. We offer a variety of different programs and services to provide women with confidential and supportive living and learning environments. Women of all ages are referred to Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa by the officials working in the criminal justice system, by lawyers, medical professionals, social workers, social assistance workers, and by staff of community-based organizations and agencies. Women also seek out our services through word-of-mouth referrals and self-referrals. Through our programs and services, we help women and their families make changes... one step at a time, and we have been successful in doing so for over 50 years!

And this year we are working toward expanding our transitional house for women – J.F. Norwood House. As part of this, through the HBC Rewards Community Program, we hope to collect enough points to help us outfit the new and expanded J.F. Norwood House.

So how do you link your Hbc Rewards account? That’s simple. All you have to do is:

  1. Visit www.hbc.com/community

  2. Go to Donate to a Community Group

  3. Search for our group by entering our Public ID # 7596817

  4. Select the percentage of points you would like to donate (minimum of 10%)

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the HBC Rewards Community Program, visit www.hbc.com/community. We really think this is a great way to help our great cause and look forward to reach our goals together.


Bryonie Baxter, Executive Director

PS. If you join the Hbc Rewards Community Program today, Hbc will give The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa 2,000 much needed bonus points.**

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