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Corrections cares about community safety

Event Date

Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day)

The following is a list of the events that correctional workers have planned across Ontario as part of their “Corrections cares about community safety” event. While most events will take place on Monday, January 8, some communities have organized events that will take place over the whole week.

This outreach will underscore correctional workers’ commitment to the well-being and safety of their respective communities, while highlighting the desperate need for government investment in our correctional and mental health systems.

Please plan to attend your local event and consider contributing through cash or non-perishable food and other items, as appropriate. To be successful, we’re counting on your participation. Please be generous and give of yourself, of your time and of your resources.

Maplehurst Correctional Complex/Vanier Centre and Brantford, Simcoe, Waterloo Region, Guelph, Halton Probation and Parole Services

Event: “Out of the Cold”.  Correctional officer Ryan Graham and probation and parole officer Des Donovan have pledged to stay outside for a 24-hour period, beginning at 8 a.m. on January 8 and continuing until 8 a.m. on January 9. Correctional staff are also hosting a barbeque at noon on January 8. All proceeds will go to Halton Women’s Place in support of women and children seeking shelter from domestic violence.
Where: Maplehurst/Vanier, 661 Martin Street, Milton
When: January 8, 2018 (barbeque at noon)
Contact: Ryan Graham at local234prez@gmail.com or Danielle Du Sablon at dusablond2002@yahoo.ca.

Fort Frances Jail

Event: Food drive with proceeds going to the Rainy River District Victim Services Program.
Where: Fort Frances Jail, 310 Nelson Street, Fort Frances
When: January 8, 2018, 11a.m.
Contact: Tom Kenny at tomanddeb22@shaw.ca

Chatham Probation and Parole Office

Event: Probation and parole officers have scheduled a meeting with MPP PC corrections critic Rick Nicholls to raise awareness about the crisis in corrections. Chatham Probation and Parole Services staff have also made a monetary donation to the “Out of the Cold” event. Monetary and non-perishable food items will also be collected and donated the Chatham Food Bank.
Where: Rick Nicholls’ Office, 100 – 111 Heritage Road, Chatham
When: January 8, 2018, 5 p.m.
Contact: Christine Beintema at cnbeintema@gmail.com

Central North Correctional Centre and Probation and Parole Services

Event: Barbeque with all proceeds being donated to Georgian Bay General Hospital
Where: Penetanguishene Foodland, 2 Poyntz Street, Penetanguishene
When: January 8, 2018, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Richard Dionne at pres.cncc369@gmail.com

Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre and Ottawa Probation and Parole Services

Event: Food drive supporting the Ottawa Food Bank, 1317 Michael Street, Ottawa
Where: Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (union office), 2244 Innes Road, Gloucester, or various probation and parole services by Vanessa Thompson at vthom103@gmail.com
When: January 2 to 8, 2018
Contact: Denis Collin at dcollin62@rogers.com or Vanessa Thompson at vthom103@gmail.com

Oshawa and Ajax Youth Probation Offices; Durham, Pickering and Port Perry Probation and Parole Services

Event: Charity fundraiser. Raffle and local will match funds raised. Proceeds to Simcoe Hall Settlement House
Where: OPSEU Regional Office, 6 – 500 King Street West, Oshawa
When: January 8, 2018, noon
Contact: Glenna Caldwell at glencald@hotmail.com

Thunder Bay Jail, Thunder Bay CC, Thunder Bay Youth Centre, and Thunder Bay Probation/Parole Services

Event: Food drive for the Underground Gym
Where: Real Canadian Superstore, 600 Harbour Expressway, Thunder Bay
When: January 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Shawn Bradshaw at shawndavidbradshaw@hotmail.ca or Brad Slobodian at roo1964@tbaytel.net

Monteith Correctional Complex with Timmins-Area Youth and Adult Probation and Parole Services

Event: Barbecue with proceeds to the Women’s Shelter
Where: Ontario Government Complex, 5520 Highway 101 East, South Porcupine
When: January 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Ken Steinbrunner at steinbk@eastlink.ca

Kenora Jail

Event: Christmas tree removal service. Food drive and winter clothes drive. Send your address to Jamie Bruce at jamie@btfishing.com or text at 807-466-7134.
Where: Kenora/Keewatin area
When: January 8th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Contact: Jamie Bruce at jamie@btfishing.com or text at 807-466-7134

Ontario Correctional Institute, Roy McMurtry Youth Centre, Brampton and Mississauga Adult and Youth Probation and Parole Services

Event: Local Resource Drive. Proceeds to Safe Centre of Peel
When: January 8, 2018
Contact: Barry Roy at barry.roy13@gmail.com, Denise Sidsworth at denisesidsworth@live.ca or Michael Fallon at m_fallon@live.ca

Central East Correctional Centre

Event: Food drive for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, with volunteers assisting the food bank
Where: Central East Correctional Centre, 541 Kawartha Lakes County Road 36, Lindsay
When: January 8, 2018
Contact: Chris Butsch at local368_pres@live.com

Toronto South Detention Centre

Event: Rally and fundraising event with food, beverages and live DJ. Proceeds to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Where: 160 Horner Avenue, Toronto
When: January 8, 2018, noon to 4 p.m.
Contact: Mark Manna at mark.manna@outlook.com

Toronto East Detention Centre and Toronto-Area Probation/Parole Services

Event:  Winter clothes drive with proceeds to Scarborough Homeless Shelter
Where: Donations at Toronto East Detention Centre, 55 Civic Road, Scarborough and various Toronto-area probation and parole offices (donations currently being accepted)
When: January 8, 2018
Contact: Jason Mushynski at jmush582@gmail.com

Southwest Detention Centre

Event: Food drive with proceeds to Windsor Mission
Where: Southwest Detention Centre, 4819 8th Concession Road, Maidstone
When: January 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Algis Pliskevicius at algisp19@gmail.com

Sprucedale Youth Centre

Event: Food drive
Where: Sprucedale Youth Centre, 660 Ireland Road, Simcoe
When: January 8, 2018, 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Tom Gibson at gibby181@yahoo.com

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre

Event: Food drive with proceeds to London Food Bank
Where: Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, 711 Exeter Road, London
When: January 8, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (donations collected January 5-8)
Contact: Janet Laverty at janet.laverty@live.ca

North Bay Jail and North Bay Probation and Parole Services

Event: Family skate, with all funds going to the Can-Do Theatre program for children with disabilities
Where: Caldwell/Ellam outdoor rink, Carruthers Street, North Bay
When: January 8, 2018, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: Jim Mitchell at local616pres@gmail.com

Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre, Donald Doucet Youth Centre, Sault Ste. Marie Adult and Youth Probation and Parole Services

Event: Community pizza party. Accepting non-perishable foods or cash donations. Proceeds to the Local Soup Kitchen. Free pizza, hot chocolate and desserts.
Where:  Community Resource Centre, 136 Gore Street, Sault Ste. Marie
When: January 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Josh Miller at joshmillertime@shaw.ca or James Kemp at whiteowl96@yahoo.ca

Niagara Detention Centre

Event: Food drive with proceeds going to Community Care
Where: Niagara Detention Centre, 1355 Upper’s Lane, Thorold
When: January 8, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: John Mengia at johnmengia@icloud.com

Sudbury Probation and Parole and Sudbury Youth Probation Services

Event: Solidarity pizza lunch and food drive with proceeds going to the Sudbury Food Bank
Where: 199 Larch Street, boardroom B, Sudbury
When: January 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Edgar St. Amour at karatejunky@yahoo.com or J.L. Roy at jlroyopseu@gmail.com

For more information

Chris Jackel, 1-800-268-7376, extension 7415

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