Prison Chaplaincy Program Gets Facelift

The federal government has awarded a private company a $2 million contract to deliver religious counselling to prisoners, including minority faith services, as part of a system overhaul quietly rolled out over the last six months.

It comes little more than a year after the government came under fire for…

25 Mar 12:02 AM 0 Read More...

A Just Community

On March 20 at Open Door Jean-Marc led us in reflection about what is a Just Community. Can community survive the ideology of a global economy?

The conventional wisdom that human and societal progress is achieved through greater wealth is a major blow to a Just Community. In fact…

24 Mar 11:46 PM 1 Read More...

Community Building 2014

Welcome! Soon, you will participate in a Community Building experience facilitated by certified leaders from the MEC (le Mouvement vers l’Esprit Communautaire). This brochure will help prepare you for this experience and give a brief introduction to Community Building.
It is very important that you read this material before…

20 Feb 1:42 PM 0 Read More...

CSC Core Training Evaluation

MSCM, an accredited trainer of volunteers for the Correctional Service of Canada, was approached by three community ministries whose new prison volunteers required basic training in English. Eighteen volunteers managed to find the Undercroft on the morning of Saturday, March 15 and enjoyed a light lunch with the four hour…

20 Mar 12:26 AM 0 Read More...

What is Community?

On March 11, two students from Concordia’s Community Development class, Nicole and Leann, presented at Open Door in fulfillment of the requirements of their term project. Their presentation, entitled “What is Community?” began with the idea that community is not only made of people sharing a locale, but includes…

20 Mar 12:06 AM 2 Read More...