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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...

MSCM Volunteers Travel to Port Cartier

Port Cartier Maximum Security Institution:
Town of Port Cartier, QC: population ~ 5,600
Driving distance from Montreal 847 km
Opened 1988, capacity 237

For the second time in its 15 year history, MSCM volunteers travelled to Port Cartier to visit with one of the most isolated prison populations in Canada…

12 Mar 3:29 AM 0 Read More...

Federal Cuts for Sex Offender Circles Poses Risk to Public

The statistics show that the aided re-integration of sex offenders upon their release from the penitentiary has dramatically lowered the risks of recidivism. What happens when the Harper government shuts down the funding to this crucial part of building a stronger and safer community?

Over $2 million has been…

06 Mar 4:02 PM 1 Read More...

Public Safety Threatened by Harper Government Decision

The Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) recently informed all 18 Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) projects in Canada that their contracts will be terminated at the end of March 2014. The Correctional Service of Canada says it does not have for April 1st 2014 the $650,000 budget to…

05 Mar 10:37 PM 0 Read More...