These programs are offered in French only.

Anger ManagementAutonomous and FreeTo Reach Us

Anger Management

The program was developed in order to allow the participants to better understand the manner in which they deal with their emotions, particularly anger. It informs, sensitizes and educates the women on the advantages to be had from a better management of their anger.  The goal of the program is to give the women tools which can help them to better communicate and therefore deal with situations of conflict in an adequate manner. Rather than reinforcing guilt and fault, the program attempts to encourage the participants to take responsibility for their actions. With a different approach to their manner of thinking, feeling and behaving, they are then able to mobilize their energy in order to take better control of their lives.

The group setting of the program encourages discussion, reflection, exchange and self-expression as well as reassuring the women that they are not alone in living such difficulties. In this respect, the program also helps to break their social isolation.

We welcome women who have been sentenced and those who have a condition to follow an anger management program as a part of their sentence. However, we will also take into consideration requests from women who have no criminal record or who are awaiting sentencing if there is availablity in the group.

How does it work?

  • An initial assessment interview
  • 6 workshops of 3 hours in a closed group of maximum 12 participants during 7 weeks
  • An individual meeting at the 4th or 5th week
  • A certificate of participation handed out at the last workshop

The workshops take place:

  • Day time: once a week, from 1 pm to 4 pm (3 hours) for 6 weeks or
  • Afternoons: once a week, from 4 pm to 7 pm (3 hours) for 6 weeks or
  • Evenings: once a week, from 6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours) for 9 weeks.

The program is offered in French only.

The groups are limited to 12 people.

The program takes place at the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec office:
5105, chemin de la Côte Saint-Antoine (Villa Maria ou Vendôme Stations)

How to sign up?

This program is offered only to women who have been in conflict the law. If you meet this criterion, please contact Solange Lecot by telephone at 514.489.2116, ext. 235 or by E-mail

Autonomous and Free

This program has been developed to support the participants in improving their overall emotional autonomy. Autonomous and Free is a tool to help the women change and regain power over their lives. It’s the opportunity to take care of oneself, share with others and learn from them.

The objectives of the program are:

  • Develop the skills to make more informed choices
  • Identify and understand negative patters in ones behaviour
  • Learn to put and respect ones limits
  • React in a constructive way to encountered problems
  • Reinforce interpersonal skills
  • Develop skills to maintain a solid reintegration process
  • Prevent recidivism

How does it work?

  • Eight workshops of 3 days each
  • All Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm (3 hours) for 8 weeks
  • Offered in French only
  • Closed groups (no suscriptions will be accepted after the end of the admission period)
  • Non-justified absences are not accepted

The number of participants can vary between 4 and 8. The women staying at the Thérèse-Casgrain Halfway house will have priority in the admission process.

The program takes place at the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec office:
5105, chemin de la Côte Saint-Antoine (Villa Maria ou Vendôme Metro Stations)

The workshops are organized in the following order:

  1. Needs – Network – Resources
  2. Self-care
  3. Self-esteem
  4. My body, my image
  5. Healthy relations
  6. Emotion management
  7. Self-affirmation
  8. The power to make the change

A participation handbook is distributed for every workshop, containing exercises and readings.

How to sign up?

Contact Solange Lecot by phone at 514.489.2116, ext. 267 (reception) or by E-mail

To Reach Us

All of our programs are offered at the following address:

5105, chemin de la Côte Saint-Antoine
Montréal (Québec)
H4A 1N8

Tel: (514) 489-2116
Fax: (514) 489-2598

Program Facilitator

Anger Management and Autonomous and Free

Solange Lecot
Tel: 514.489.2116, ext. 235
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For any other information, please contact us the reception at 514.489.2116, ext. 0