"Their [volunteers'] contributions help offenders to reintegrate into society as law abiding citizens, which makes communities across Canada safer for all."
- Don Head, Commissioner Correctional Services Canada
Henry Trail CCC
QCSV has been partnered with Henry Trail for five years, where we run structured art classes and leisure group coffee houses. The demographic of offenders that our volunteers work with at Henry Trail are known to have unique needs, especially concerning mental health. Our main goal within this institution is to encourage positive interactions between our volunteers and the offenders.
QCSV has been partnered with Joyceville for five years, where we run a series of employment workshops in weekly instalments: cover letters & resumes, followed by interview skills. We also run an art class led by our volunteers wherein we engage in artistic activities ranging from painting and figurine drawing, to animated drawings.
QCSV has been partnered with Millhaven for two years, where we run our own hobby craft classes. This year, we will begin running mindfulness/yoga classes and are also going to be assisting program officers in the new SIU unit with social programs.