15 Apr Volunteers are the root of strong communities
The week of April 10-16, 2016 was National Volunteer Week, a week which recognized the contributions volunteers make to our communities across the country and around the world. The theme for this year was “Volunteers are the root of strong communities” and this has never been felt more than by the offenders serving sentences within our prisons. Our offenders are in need of support from their surrounding communities to help them grow and move towards a productive and fulfilling life outside of our walls.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has partnered with many agencies and organizations over the years but the M2W2 volunteers have been with us for 50 years. You have impacted our offenders in so many ways through prayer, gifts, encouragement and visitation. You have opened your hearts and homes to make a difference in the lives of so many of those in prison. This generosity is overwhelming and CSC staff see the changes that volunteers make in offender’s lives every day.
I want to especially thank the M2W2 organization for all they have given to CSC and to their community. We truly appreciate the work done by your many members through the M2W2 organization.
A/Project Officer Engagement and Ethnocultural Services
Correctional Service Canada