COVID-19 Information

Given the abundance of information circulating about COVID-19 generally, SLSC has created this page to compile news, information, resources, and actions related specifically to the Canadian criminal justice system (federal and provincial) and the people affected by it. We have also included a few ‘bonus’ links that relate to individual well-being.

We hope that this information will be of interest/useful to our membership and stakeholders. This page will updated on a regular basis and newly added links will be indicated with *NEW* next to it. If you have any recommended additions, please email:

Please note: featuring the information below does not imply endorsement. 

News & Information:

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Canadian Bar Association:

CBC News

CMAJ Blogs

Coast Mountain News

The Conversation

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)

CTV News

The Daily

Department of Justice Canada

Global News

The Globe and Mail

Government of Ontario:

The Hamilton Spectator

The Hill

Human Rights Watch

Law Times

The Lawyer’s Daily

La Presse

The London Free Press


The National

National Post

Office of the Correctional Investigator:

Ottawa Citizen

Parole Board of Canada

Policy Options

Statistics Canada

The Toronto Star

University of Toronto

Vancouver Sun

Voices Inside Out (Podcast)


The Whig-Standard 

Woodstock Sentinel Review

World Health Organization



Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Canadian Red Cross


Community Foundations of Canada


Government of Canada

Homeless Hub

International Corrections & Prisons Association 

John Howard Society of Ontario

  • *NEW* Police Record Hub (tool to help people with criminal records find jobs during the pandemic)


Mental Health Commission of Canada

Ontario Trillium Foundation

  • *NEW* Resilient Communities Fund: one-time fund to support the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario

Public Health 

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

United Way Centraide