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Chaplain Tim Smart appears on CBC

Close to 50 part-time chaplains are slated to lose their jobs next March when federal cutbacks take effect. We finds out what that could mean from a former inmate now on parole and from the chaplain at the Cowansville medium security prison. Quebec AM’s Sarah Rogers joins us…

06 Nov 4:45 PM 0 Read More...

Say "No" to Chaplaincy Cuts in our Prisons

Dear Mr. Toews:

We are writing as a group of concerned Chaplains serving within the Correctional Service of Canada at various institutions across Canada in response to the decision not to renew part-time contracts with faith communities for the provision of chaplaincy services within Correctional Service Canada (CSC).  We…

22 Oct 4:45 PM 0 Read More...

Celebrate Restorative Justice Week 2012

The Church Council on Justice and Corrections of Québec, the Centre for Services in Restorative Justice, Montreal Community Chaplaincy and Montreal Southwest Community Ministries, invites you to celebrate Restorative justice week:

Sunday, November 18th at the Saint Joseph’s Oratory
Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm at Open Door
Wednesday…

12 Nov 4:20 PM 0 Read More...

MSCM Volunteer Orientation 2012

First of all, thank you for your interest in MSCM and in Restorative Justice!  There are 2 important MSCM events coming up. Please RSVP by telephone message or email to reserve your place.  

And of course, we always encourage everyone to drop by Open Door on Tuesday nights (7pm at…

30 Oct 5:59 PM 0 Read More...

Without prison chaplains, support programs will disintegrate

Further to Tim Smart’s letter, I happen to be just one of those volunteers who work with part-time English-speaking prison chaplains within the federal penitentiaries located here in Quebec.

All 49 part-time Canadian prison chaplains would be losing their contracts if Public Safety Minister Vic Toews…

23 Oct 8:33 PM 0 Read More...