Research Publications


Collaborative Publications:

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.

SLSC’s Publications:

Life(r)’s Work: Developing a Modernized Strategy for Life-Sentenced People in Canada (2019)
Beyond Custody: Positive Pathways to Housing for Youth in Conflict with the Law (2018)

SLSC and St. Leonard’s Home Trenton worked together to develop Beyond Custody: Positive Pathways to Housing for Youth in Conflict with the Law. This project was funded under the Innovative Solutions to Homelessness (ISH) branch of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) at Employment and Social Development Canada. This project built on SLSC’s research findings to assist SLHT with developing and improving pathways to housing for young people beyond a custodial sentence, and enhancing strategic partnerships with local stakeholders. The main objective was to undertake a data collection initiative that provided SLHT with a snapshot of the housing trajectories of youth who are exiting their residential program.

SLSC Train the Trainer Workshop: Problematic Substance Use,  Consolidated Report (2017)

SLSC has collaborated with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to develop and apply a modified version of SLSC’s 2014 Train the Trainer: Peer Mentoring Workshop for individuals with a history of problematic substance abuse. This is part of a larger initiative co-chaired by CCSA and CSC, Addressing Offenders’ Problematic Substance Use (AOPSU). The AOPSU project is based on the knowledge that problematic substance use (PSU) is a known risk factor contributing to recidivism and a potential barrier to successful community reintegration following release from a correctional institution. The objective of the AOPSU project is to address the risk factors related to PSU by promoting evidence-informed practices that help successfully reintegrate people with PSU into the community. 

Social Enterprise and Labour Market Integration for Individuals Exiting the Criminal Justice System – A Synthesis of Pilot Project Evaluation (2015) / Les entreprises sociales et l’intégration au marché du travail des individus qui sortent du système de justice pénale – une synthèse d’évaluation de projets pilotes (2015)
Literature Summary Promising Practices for Train the Trainer in Peer Mentoring Workshop (2014).
Homes for the Hard to House: Testing the H2H Model Final Report 2014 / Un chez-soi pour les personnes difficiles à loger: Mise à l’essai du Modèle pour les personnes difficiles à loger (PDL) 2014
Towards an Integrated Network Second Edition 2013
The ‘Hard to House’ (H2H) Model 2012
Homes for the ‘Hard to House’ Research Findings Report 2012
Community Connections: The Key to Community Corrections for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders 2010 / L’Engagement communautaire: La clé de services correctionnels communautaires à l’intention 2010
Towards an Integrated Network: Working Together to Avoid Criminalization of People with Mental Health Problems 2008 / Vers un réseau intégré: Travailler ensemble pour éviter la criminalisation de personnes aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale 2008
Good Practices Manual: Principles to Practice