The Sou'Wester

MSCM Celebrates the 12th Anniversary of Open Door

On September 11, 2013, MSCM celebrated the 12th Anniversary of their flagship program Open Door!

Over the years, members have come and gone successfully reintegrating back into the community while continuing their connection to MSCM.

Volunteers have also come and gone, although many have remained in touch while spreading their…

07 Nov 4:48 PM 3 Read More...

The Wide Reach of Open Door

A Visitor From Nairobi, Kenya

Washington came to Montreal on a brief four month stint for work from Nairobi, Kenya. He was invited by a colleague to come and check out Open Door. He came and never left.

During his four months in Montreal, Washington was a faithful participant in…

02 Nov 10:46 PM 0 Read More...

Train Inmates for Relevant Jobs

With a sharp nudge from their political bosses, federal corrections officials are retooling a jobs-training program for inmates to make sure the skills they acquire are more in line with what today’s employers are looking for.

They’re also looking to trot out more ‘good news stories’ about…

24 Jul 9:53 AM 0 Read More...

The Open Door

Thanks to Pam Dillion

Friends are made
New bonds are formed
When you walk through the open door
Young and old we come
From everywhere under the sun
From every experience of life
Our paths intersecting
Our truths reinforcing
Our words encouraging
The mystery of our lives related
The richness…

20 Jul 9:57 AM 1 Read More...

As Crime Rates Fall

Justice Spending Up

The Harper government said it makes ‘no apologies’ for getting tough on crime following the release of a watchdog report that showed criminal justice spending climbing over the last decade, even as the crime rate fell.

The spending increases are most evident after 2006 when the Conservatives…

22 Jul 9:54 AM 0 Read More...