Business Number: 131214371RR0001

Our Mission

To support and empower those affected by sexual abuse, exploitation or violence in relationship.



Since 1972, the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society has provided women, children, and youth with a safe environment where they can receive counselling and information to empower them to make positive changes in their lives.

The Elizabeth Fry Society helps women involved in the justice system while also assisting women, children, and youth who have experienced sexual violence, or abuse from an intimate partner. The Society also nurtures the natural support systems of family, friends, and caregivers who witness or are otherwise affected by their loved ones’ experiences of violence or conflict with the law.

The Elizabeth Fry Society is focused on cultivating strong, confident and secure women and children. Clients of the Elizabeth Fry Society are provided with a nurturing and healthy environment where they can regain their dignity, autonomy, and self-esteem. The Society changes lives by helping women and children to reach the power within themselves.

What People Are Saying

""Feminism isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." "

— —G.D. Anderson

""It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." "

— Madeleine Albright

""We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around." "

— —Geraldine Ferraro

" "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." "

— —Janis Joplin

""As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world""

— —Virginia Woolf

"Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. "

— Jane Fonda

"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do. "

— Ani DiFranco

"“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me""

— Ayn Rand

"Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use."

— Ruth Gordon

"“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”"

— – Rosalynn Carter

"“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself""

— ? Simone de Beauvoir

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