Federal Training Centre & Montée St.François Institution

I am grateful to yet have a role as institutional chaplain in two penitentiaries, located in Laval, in spite of significant re-arrangement of their resources by the Correctional Service of Canada.  A part of this change has been the administrative merge of these two institutions which now have a…

08 Oct 11:46 AM 0 Read More...

The internet: friend or foe?

Mark (marktartz.com) took the stage at Open Door on September 9 to hone our skills of using the internet. Developed by the US military in the 1960s, it has burgeoned today into a tool for roughly 1/3 of the world’s population. He introduced the less techy people…

12 Sep 11:53 AM 0 Read More...

Community Chaplaincy Partners meet…

Many of us who are supported under the umbrella of Aumônerie Communautaire de Montréal, along with representatives of Aumônerie Communautaire de Québec and Aumônerie Communautaire des Régions met at L’Ermitage in Pierrefonds on 4-5 September to express our hopes for the continuance…

07 Sep 8:50 PM 2 Read More...

Know Your Legal Rights

Diana and Eric of the McGill Legal Information Clinic gave a very important presentation at Open Door on August 19. As undergraduate law students at McGill, they shared with us current laws regarding citizen interactions with the police (provincial and municipal). They spoke about illegal questioning, intimidation practices, searches and…

29 Aug 12:58 PM 0 Read More...

The Beauty of Dirt

Our friend Tolu told two interesting stories at Open Door on August 12: the story of himself and the story of his business. He grew up as a privileged child with good education and the confidence for entering a glamorous career, but two harsh events caused him to rethink the…

16 Aug 11:15 AM 0 Read More...