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Corrections Cares about Communities: events listing

For the second year in a row, correctional workers across Ontario will give back to their communities. From their various work locations, corrections members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will take part in a wide variety of community-specific charity fundraising events as part of the second annual “Corrections Cares about Communities” event.

Scroll through the list of events below to find the one happening nearest you!

Maplehurst Correctional Complex/Vanier Centre for Women

Event: “Out in the Cold”

Correctional officer Ryan Graham has pledged to stay outside for a 24-hour period, beginning at 8 a.m. on February 19 and continuing until 8 a.m. on February 20.

Correctional staff are also hosting a barbeque at noon on February 19. 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: February 19t (barbeque at noon)
Contact: Ryan Graham at local234prez@gmail.com

Fort Frances Jail and Fort Frances Probation and Parole

Event: Food drive with proceeds going to the Rainy River District Victim Services Program

Where: Fort Frances Jail and Fort Frances Probation and Parole Office
When: February 19
Contact: Tom Kenny at tomanddeb22@shaw.ca

Central North Correctional Centre

Event: “Out in the Cold”

Correctional officer Richard Dionne has pledged to stay outside for a 24-hour period, beginning at 8 a.m. on February 19 and continuing until 8 a.m. on February 20.

Correctional staff are also hosting a barbeque from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 19. All proceeds will go to “Coldest Night of the Year,” supporting local programs for homelessness at Waypoint.

Where: 501 Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene
When: February 19 (barbeque from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Contact: Richard Dionne at pres.cncc369@gmail.com

Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre

Event: Barbecue and food drive supporting the Ottawa Food Bank and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario of Ottawa.

Where: Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, 2244 Innes Road, Ottawa
When: February 19, 2019, 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Scott Forde at cordelia_m25@yahoo.com

Quinte Detention Centre

Event: Quinte Detention Centre will make a monetary donation to the Morningstar Mission in Napanee, Coldest Night of the Year.

Where: Napanee
When: February 23
Conctact: Tom O’Neil at ohio6120012@hotmail.com

Thunder Bay Jail and Thunder Bay Correctional Centre

Event: Food drive for the Underground Gym

Where: Real Canadian Superstore, 600 Harbour Expressway, Thunder Bay
When: February 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: Mike Lundy at mikeyjoe_88@hotmail.com or Brad Slobodian at roo1964@tbaytel.net

Monteith Correctional Complex with the South Porcupine Probation and Parole Office

Event: Barbecue with proceeds to the Living Space, a homeless shelter in Timmins

Where: Monteith Correctional Complex, 3052 Rese Road, Monteith
When: February 19, 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Contact: Ken Steinbrunner at steinbk@eastlink.ca

Sarnia Jail and Sarnia Probation and Parole Office

Event: Food drive with proceeds to Inn of the Good Shepherd, a Sarnia shelter

Where: Sarnia Jail and Sarnia Probation and Parole Office
When: February 19
Contact: Joel Bissonnette at joelbissonnette@cogeco.ca

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre

Event: Food drive with all proceeds to the London Food Bank

Where: Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre
When: February 19, 11.30 a.m.
Contact: Janet Laverty at janet.laverty@live.ca

Niagara Detention Centre

Event: Barbecue/fundraiser for Niagara Children’s Centre

Where: Niagara Children’s Centre, 567 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines
When: February 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Marko Mrmak at bigmrmak@gmail.com

Toronto South Detention Centre

Event: Staff will volunteer at the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank by preparing food  to be sent to shelters across the city.

Where:  Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto
When: February 19, 9.30 a.m. to noon
Contact: Jason Groeneveld at g-roen@hotmail.com