Employment Positions

Centre 170 Visitation Staff

The Remand Visitation Centre has several immediate openings for our Centre 170 Team. We are looking to fill part time positions with hours varying from 12 to 30 hours per week. The rate of pay will be $17.33 per hour. A high school diploma is mandatory and post-secondary education and employment/volunteer work in the criminal justice field will be viewed as an asset. Knowledge on the Elizabeth Fry Society and its mission statement would also be advantageous. The New Edmonton Remand Centre opened in May of 2013 in the North end of Edmonton. Due to the new location being off bus routes and relatively remote, the New Edmonton Remand Centre has been set up to utilize video visitation technology to allow visitation to those incarcerated. The Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has contracted out Centre 170, to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton. The main duties of Centre 170 will include facilitating personal visits every day, 12 hours a day. Shifts range between four and eight hours and between the hours of 8:30 am – 9:00 pm. Beyond the scope of the daily operation of the Visitation Centre, it is our hope to work with community agencies and members provide additional support, referrals, and resources and develop future opportunities where we may best assist the families of those who are incarcerated at the New Edmonton Remand Centre.


Important to note:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with shift/flexibility and weekend availability
  • Duties will include, but will not be limited to, facilitation of video visitation attendance including reception, occasional liaising with the New Edmonton Remand Centre, clerical duties and working with the video visitation technology. Training will be provided. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team is integral 
  • Applicants MUST be willing and able to provide a criminal record check before beginning employment. 
  • This is a condition of our contract and therefore non-negotiable. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

    Job Type: Part-time 
    Salary: $17.33 /hour 
    E-mail all applications to program_manager@efyedmonton.ab.ca with subject C170 visitation staff.  No phone calls please. 

Contact Details: 
Athena Matthysz
Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton
Suite 900, 10242 105 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 3L5 

E-mail: visitationmanager@efryedmonton.ab.ca

Posting closing date: Aug. 31, 2018

Volunteer Positions

At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, we are often looking for volunteers. Read the position description below:

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are a vital component of the Society. They make invaluable service contributions to our Board of Directors, staff and all Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton programs such as:

  • Hand in Hand Program Program - connecting women from federal institutes and our housing program to the community, and offering compassionate listening skills as women talk about their past experiences and present needs
  • Court Assistance for Female Youth (CAFFY) - Mentoring young girls and women throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Assisting with Fundraising or special events
  • Court Work - liaising with duty counsel, explaining charges and giving out community/legal resources, as well as providing emotional support to those making their way through the court system
  • Clothing Room - Maintaining and organizing our clothing boutique while our clients are accessing it
  • Reception - Answering phones at our main office and directing calls to the correct staff member or agency

How to apply:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tamara Chomyc at efryvolunteer@efryedmonton.ab.ca and include your resume, a professional reference (email address preferred), and if you have interest in volunteering with a specific program.