St. Leonard’s Society of Canada (SLSC) is a membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to community safety. The first St. Leonard’s transitional residence opened its doors in Windsor in 1962 to welcome people exiting prison and help them establish themselves in the community. The success of the program was soon recognized and it was duplicated in other cities, leading to the creation of the SLSC in 1967. Today the SLSC Team provides policy and research work from Ottawa, to support our affiliate agencies across the country.


January 6, 2020:

Thanks to the support of all of our donors, we reached our goal of raising $1500 through our annual holiday fundraising campaign! The SLSC Team competed in both The Holiday (Say It Ain’t) OVERindulgence Cookies and Eggnog Challenge AND The New Years TRY-(To Keep Your Resolution)-athalon Exercise Race. To view the results, head over to our Facebook page

December 17, 2019:

Catch up on SLSC’s 2019 activities in the latest edition of our newsletter, Community Connections/Communication en communauté (Winter 2019-20). Items of interest include:

  • SLSC’s presentation at CCJA Congress 2019

  • Special feature on the Pets of SLSC

  • Policy, research and staffing updates

  • and much more! 

July 29, 2019:

Interested in the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ (CAEH) work to support a Right to Housing framework within the National Housing Strategy in Canada? Take a look at CAEH’s Right to Housing Backgrounder and Fact Sheet.

To express your support for a rights-based framework for housing, you can use THIS TEMPLATE LETTER to send to your local member of parliament, as well as use CAEH’s Social Media Post Examples

July 2, 2019:

SLSC’s 2019 version of Smart on Crime is now out. Please share this document with your network and local Member of Parliament to encourage them to be smart on crime in the upcoming election.

Smart on Crime: The St. Leonard’s Perspective on What Works and What Matters in Criminal Justice (2019)