Hope For Tomorrow Today
We acknowledge that the land on which we operate is the traditional unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet). This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
Social issues of poverty, unstable housing, mental health, gender imbalance, and violence can lead women and gender-diverse people to be caught in the net of the justice system. EFryNB reaches out to people who are freeing themselves from the cycles imposed by correctional systems. Women who may be criminalized engage in education, advocacy, and direct services that provide hope and confidence to move forward from a position of strength.
Elizabeth Fry Society New Brunswick Nouveau-Brunswick is a women-centered organization committed to gender-diverse people. Those we work with experience compassion, acceptance, dignity, and connection as EFryNB, in collaboration with its community partners, offers personalized, responsive services, safe and secure housing, education, and advocacy.
Elizabeth Fry Society of New Brunswick Nouveau-Brunswick is a non-profit, charitable organization supporting women, gender-diverse people and their families affected by socio-economic factors that may contribute to being involved with the criminal justice system. Through EFryNB’s advocacy work, education, community relationships, and direct services, those we work with and their families gain strength and resiliency to make positive changes for themselves and their communities.
From a solid base of being passionate about what we do and how we do it, we know we will continue our 33 years of offering innovative, creative, and effective solutions to ongoing challenges faced by women, gender-diverse people and their families. We stand behind our belief that the best solutions lie in a spirit of collaboration and relationship building with our community partners and the individuals whom we serve. Our core values of collaboration, compassion, dignity, innovation, and trust guide us. Together with our committed staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners, we believe we can create communities in which those we work with can thrive.
How We Are Working with COVID-19
As an organization open to the public, EFrySJ follows all governmental guidelines for working during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Keeping our hands clean.
- Keeping our environment clean and disinfected.
- Staying home if any symptoms are present or exposure may have occurred.
- Limiting work related travel.