The Lakehead Social Planning Council is celebrating all of the Thunder Bay Living Wage Employers that have joined the local campaign!

Every other month a new business or organization will be featured. To have your business featured call 624-1725 to find out more about the Thunder Bay Living Wage Campaign!

Living Wage Employers are responsible employers who care about their employees and the community. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long–term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario provides programs, services and advocacy to assist women and gender diverse people who are involved in the criminal justice system, at risk of criminalization or who are homeless. One-on-one support and group programs are aimed at helping clients integrate into the community while they work toward achieving more independence.

Our staff help women and gender diverse people navigate court procedures, access housing and mental health and addiction services as well as food, clothing and other essential items. We have been providing services and extensive programming exclusively to criminalized women in Thunder Bay since 2003. In recent years, we have extended our services to include transgendered, non-binary and Two Spirit individuals.

Our staff attend the Correctional Centre several times a week to provide individual advocacy and diverse recreational and therapeutic programming. As many crucial support services are found outside correctional institutions, successful reintegration is facilitated by establishing meaningful connections with the community. Our organization works alongside women to ensure they have the support system they need to restore their lives upon release.