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!
Senator Kim Pate introduced legislation to remove barriers that punish and exacerbate obstacles for those who have completed their sentences and are working to successfully integrate into the community. See links below for more information regarding Bill S-258: