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Push for email from behind bars?

 

As some countries move to give prisoners access to email, the internet and in-cell tablets, advocates say Canada is lagging behind by denying federal inmates access to essential technology.  Read the CBC story by Kathleen Harris…

30 Jul 3:37 PM 0 Read More...

The long road to forgiveness

Fern McCuish travelled to the other side of the country to meet the man who murdered her father.  By Kayla Hounsell, The Coast
Read the story on the Halifax website the Coast…

24 Jul 4:00 PM 0 Read More...

Communitas welcomes new funding for CoSA

Communitas Montreal is very pleased with the announced funding for Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) across Canada by Federal  Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.  Communitas has been successfully involved in CoSA circles since bringing them to Quebec in 2000, offering seventeen years of restorative support for the community and…

08 May 3:52 PM 0 Read More...

Putting prisoners on a path back to society

Sr. Phyllis Douillard admits she had reservations when she retired from teaching to work with prisoners.

“When I first started, I thought I was nuts,” she says.

But for Douillard, service to others is a way of life.

Read the complete story by Deborah Rankin in the Catholic Register…

04 Apr 2:39 PM 0 Read More...

Happiness is in the air at Open Door

 

Happiness was the topic at Open Door this past week.  Thirty participants were asked to think about something that made them happy in the past, as well as something that would make them happy in the future.  Everyone shared their experiences and wishes – sometimes at deeply personal levels.

One…

03 Apr 4:57 PM 0 Read More...