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THE BRIDGE is a charitable ministry. All donations are tax deductible. Contact us today to find out how you can give.

Funded in part by:
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto
The Ministry of Community Safety & Corrections

The BRIDGE Prison Ministry
P.O. Box 143
Brampton, Ontario
L6V 2K7

905.460.5274
 
   
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Re-Integration Programs

Within the community, THE BRIDGE facilitates support groups, organizes community events and assists ex-offenders as they struggle to re-integrate and become useful contributing, members of society. These programs are highly regarded by the community, by the church and by the men themselves. Our efforts at creating a caring community, capable of “Welcoming a Stranger/Prisoner”, have allowed us to successfully reintegrate many and to grow closer to our goal of a crime free/victim free humanity.

Ex-Offender Re-integration Support Programs:

  • Community Group - Wed. 7:30 PM - Brampton
  • Community Group - Wed. 7:30 PM - Toronto
  • Community Support - Ongoing
  • Community Family Support
  • Development of Re-Integration Resources and Catalogue
  • Youth Community Support - Ongoing

ADVOCACY PROGRAMS FOR THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THE EX-OFFENDER
We advocate for a more compassionate approach to justice, including community corrections as an alternative to incarceration. At the same time, we also promote responsibility and accountability, including plans for restitution and reconciliation.

We do this important work in a number of ways: by speaking about the issues around crime, by developing and nurturing supportive resources, by holding our clients accountable and by always remaining respectful and sensitive to the community, especially the victims. Our Program Director, Garry Glowacki speaks regularly to a variety of audiences, including churches, schools and at community functions and is willing to accommodate most requests. (see contact information below)

  • Community Education and Client Advocacy - Ongoing
  • Presentations to Schools and Community Groups
  • Promote Restorative Justice Practices and Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Educate Faith Community and General Public
  • Development of Community Partnerships

Existing Community Involvement and Advocacy Networks

  • Anglican Archbishop’s Committee on Justice and Corrections - Toronto
  • Restorative Justice Conference Committee
  • Community Inter-Agency and Committee Involvement - Ongoing
  • Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network
  • Prisoner’s Justice Day