Year Started at SLSC: 2017
Danielle joined St. Leonard’s Society of Canada in May 2017, first starting as a volunteer, continuing as an University of Ottawa field placement student, and then she officially joined as SLSC staff in January 2018. Danielle has completed her Honours Bachelor of Social Science with Major in Criminology and Minor in Psychology.
Since joining SLSC, Danielle has assisted with Life(r)’s Work: An Historical Analysis and Evaluation of a Program for Life Sentenced People in Canada (2017), Beyond Custody: Positive Pathways to Housing for Youth in Conflict with the Law (2018), Life(r)’s Work: Developing a Modernized Strategy for Life-Sentenced People in Canada (2019), and Life(r)’s Work: Supporting a Modernized Strategy for Life-Sentenced People in Canada (2020). She has also supported consultations with community and government stakeholders, the work of SLSC committees, the review of SLSC policies, and day-to-day office administration.
She is passionate about issues related to social justice and community corrections and integration, particularly in relation to homelessness and people with life sentences. Danielle also works for a local foster home agency as a Residential Youth Worker. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Millhaven Lifers’ Liaison Group where, alongside the group members, she meets with men serving life sentences in Millhaven Institution on a monthly basis.