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 ex-prisoners 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 staff provide policy and research work from Ottawa, as well as having member agencies across the country!


December 18, 2017

Community Connections Winter 2017-18

November 28, 2017

Holiday Campaign: Virtual Gingerbread Halfway House

This holiday season, St. Leonard’s Society of Canada is asking for your help to decorate our virtual gingerbread halfway house. Each donor’s contribution will be represented on the halfway house by delicious candy decorations. Proceeds will go towards supporting SLSC’s mission to promote a humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safer communities. We will regularly provide updates of the decorating progress. 
Please assist us in spreading holiday cheer across our gingerbread halfway house!


November 9, 2017

Life(r)’s Work: An Historical Analysis and Evaluation of a Program for Life Sentenced People in Canada (2017)

SLSC is proud to have supported the development of ‘Life(r)’s Work’ with the PeerLife Collaborative. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the LifeLine program based on an analysis of historical data. It also evaluates work that has been undertaken following the loss of Government funding in 2012, and provides recommendations for building on the strengths of this internationally recognized, award-winning service.

June 17, 2017

SLSC’s Annual Report 2016-17 

May 31, 2017

Memo to Stakeholders – A Message From SLSC Board President Monica Ross