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Re-build your life after incarceration

Our Mission

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia (EFMNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to improving the lives of marginalized groups of identified women, girls, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals who have been let down by broken systems that perpetuate inequality. 

Our services aim to break the cycles that lead to criminalization by offering critical supports for transitional housing, programming both in jail and in the community to help develop essential life skills, and a range of court navigation services to provide underserved communities with the access to justice they deserve.


Years in operation


Women served


Programs offered 


Prison support visits

At home
Lawyer and judge

Housing Solutions

Law & Advocacy

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Coffee and Cookie Break

Personal Empowerment

Gender-Based Violence Strategy

Employment & Education

Trafficking Survivor Support

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Support the programs that help restore the lives of those impacted by incarceration.


Join us in building communities that will shape the future of our justice system.

Get Involved 


The Abundance Store

This charming second-hand boutique is run and supported by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, and dedicated individuals on their path to independence. 

Breaking the cycles of criminalization

See what happens when we use our collective power to build people, not prisons.

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