Maritimes

In the Maritimes we support programs to promote successful reintegration of inmates, prevent future offenses and engage our communities in matters of justice.

“When you spend most of your life as a criminal, it’s really hard not to be one. But the more people that see us as more than someone who broke the law the better.”

—Mike H., inmate participant in restorative justice committees through the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick

We are available to offer resources and speak or give workshops in churches, schools, universities or with other groups about restorative justice. Please contact us at maritimes@mcccanada.ca.

Alberta

Restorative justice work in Alberta:

Bridge Ministries (Community Chaplaincy)
Bridge Ministries supports offenders as they transition from prison to community life, building bridges of hope.

Caring for Families
This program provides support to those who have a loved one in prison. 

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)

CoSA provides community for individuals whose crimes have marginalized them from society.

M2 (Man to Man Prison Visitation)
Volunteers make monthly visits to form one-on-one relationships with federally sentenced offenders in Bowden and Drumheller.

Recreating Communities (W2)
Volunteers make monthy visits to form one-on-one relationships with federally sentenced offenders in Edmonton.

 

Manitoba

In Manitoba, MCC supports restorative justice through our partner, Initiatives for Just Communities.

Ontario

Restorative Justice work in Ontario...respecting, repairing and restoring relationships

Arise - Community Chaplaincy with Women: Working work with women in Brampton, Hamilton and Toronto who are returning to the community after incarceration. Volunteers needed.

Circles of Care: Support to those who have experienced elder abuse. 

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)Communities for individuals whose crimes have marginalized them from society. Volunteers needed.

Dismas Fellowship: A fellowship and worshipping community for those who have been impacted by crime.

Grand Valley Comforter ProjectThis project brings volunteers from the community to Grand Valley Institution to create blankets and kit bags for international relief.

SMARRT - Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Resource Response ​TeamResourcing Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches regarding sexual misconduct by leadership within these churches.

Faith Reintegration Initiatives in London:  Supporting individuals returning to the community post incarceration from federal institutions, coming from a variety of offending histories.

 

Saskatchewan

Restorative Justice

MCCS’s restorative justice program helps communities respond to crime, injustice, and harm in ways that repair relationships between conflicting parties while also decreasing the likelihood people will offend again. The focus on trauma awareness is central to our work.

Some of our restorative justice work includes:

  • Providing resources
  • Planning and promoting events
  • Teaching in schools, churches, and correctional institutions
  • Offering trauma awareness training
  • Networking with and supporting local RJ organizations

Become involved!
MCCS is proud to support these volunteer-based RJ organizations:

 

 

Related Saskatchewan programs