St. Leonard's Society of Canada


Business Number: 128946829RR0001

Our Mission

The mission of St. Leonard's Society of Canada is to promote a humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safe communities. It:

i) endorses evidence-based approaches to criminal and social justice;

ii) conducts research and develops policy;

iii) supports its member affiliates; and

iv) advances collaborative relationships and communication among individuals and organizations dedicated to social justice.

About St. Leonard's Society of Canada

St. Leonard’s Society of Canada (SLSC) is a membership-based, charitable organization dedicated to community safety since 1967. Our membership of direct service agencies across Canada provides residential and day programs to previously incarcerated youth and adults.

What People Are Saying

"The charitable/not for profit sector has played a significant role in community based justice initiatives in Canada. Organizations such as SLS continue to demonstrate leadership in many areas, including coordination of services for those at the intersection of the justice and mental health systems."

— Howard Sapers

"From halfway houses to day reporting centres and services for people with special needs, SLSC is a national organization that not only provides quality programs but has provided a voice for reform in criminal justice."

— Michael Crowley

"Establishing residential centres to facilitate the transition from prison door to normal life is a major breakthrough in the advancement of correctional practices. On behalf of all Canadians who believe in the freedom and dignity of the individual, I endorse the good work of SLSC."

— Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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