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.


May 14, 2021:

SLSC is pleased to be hosting its Be the Light: Sharing Positivity in Dark Times events and AGM 2021CLICK HERE for an overview of the events and instructions of how to attend. To register, CLICK HERE.

December 3, 2020:

The Winter 2020-21 edition of our newsletter, Community Connections/Communication en communauté is now available! Highlights include:

  • Research & Policy Update

  • A Pandemic Placement

  • updates from a few of our affiliates

  • SLSC’s Holiday Campaign

  • and more!

July 16, 2020:

SLSC’s newest research publication, Life(r)’s Work: Supporting a Modernized Strategy for Life-Sentenced People in Canada (2020), is now available under the Publications tab on the SLSC website!