There are many great organizations across Canada that assist families/friends who have someone incarcerated. Below are some of the great places we know about. If you know of another group, send us a message on our CONTACT page.
Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)
CSC's website contains a great deal of
information for families
Forms to Visit a Federal Institution
Forms need to be sent to the institution you wish to visit
CSC/SCC 0653E - Visiting Application
CSC/SCC 0653-01E - Child Safety Waiver
National and Regional Headquarters
Community Correctional Centres
Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI)
The OCI is the ombudsman for federal
offenders. They are to investigate and
resolve complaints from those in prison.
They also review and make recommendations
on CSC's policies and procedures to ensure
that areas of concern are identified and
F.E.A.T. (Fostering/Empowering/Advocating Together for Children)
Run a bus from Etobicoke (Toronto) ON to the Kingston area prisons each weekend for family visits. (You do not need to be a parent with children to ride the bus.)
The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area ON
Offer transportation to ??
(905) 522 4446 ext 247
Bus system in Winnipeg?