A service providing assistance to men and women over 50 years of age during their incarceration or while on parole.
Service delivery points
Our services are provided within minimum security penitentiaries located in the province of Quebec, as well as in Community Residential Facilities (CRFs) participating in this initiative.
- Encouragement to maintain a healthy collaboration with case management officers and CRC counsellors.
- Assistance in preparing for National Parole Board hearings.
- Assistance in meeting the objectives set out in the correctional plan.
- Support toward the maintenance of autonomy, all the
while fostering the acceptance of full responsibility for
progress within the penitentiary or the maintenance
within the community.
- Facilitating CRC placements and subsequent
placements in other residences able to cater to the
needs of older offenders serving long sentences –
seniors residences, foster homes, satellite
- Support in community reintegration through job search
assistance, assistance in securing lodging and other
services that could assist older persons in meeting
their basic needs.
The support provided by peer support workers is intended to facilitate the transition from one stage of life to another.
Who are the peer support workers?
The peer support workers are people who have served long penitentiary sentences and are currently on full parole. They have successfully reintegrated the community.
For more information about Peer Support services, please contact Stéphane Laurence.