St. Leonard's Community Support

St. Leonard’s Community welcomes volunteers!

St. Leonard’s Community and Residential accepts post-secondary students for many of our programs.

Contact Kerry Cole (Community Program) and Stephanie Smith (Residential Program) for further information on a placement experience. 


Seeking New Board Directors

On April 01, 2020, St. Leonard’s Community Support, Prevention, and Residential Services (SLCSPRS) was created through the amalgamation of two long-standing organizations.

The first, St. Leonard’s Home Trenton (SLHT) was established in 1976 and originally was operated as a parent model home until the early 1980s, serving as a halfway home for federal offenders. In 1986 they established a Board of Directors and switched to become a Young Offender Facility for 16 to18-year-old male offenders. To date, SLHT provides service to the province by housing up to eight male young persons between the ages of 12 to17 years who are in custody or detention under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Meanwhile, Community Oriented Sentencing Program (COSP) was established in 1977 following the visionary pursuits of a local judge. COSP later adopted the name Community Organized Support and Prevention as it better suited the agency’s main principals and programming.  COSP offered educational support in their classrooms, preventative programming for youth at risk of becoming justice-involved, diversion programming, evidence-based programs as a condition of probation and supervise court-ordered community service hours for adult offenders. 

By combining these two like-minded organizations, SLCSPRS can service youth from preventative programs through to the reintegration of custody youth, in a seamless environment allowing all youth the opportunity to make change, overcome personal obstacles, create connections in the community for education and employment and ultimately accomplish the goals they have set for themselves.

We hope you will consider joining us to help guide an organization that works diligently to support the needs of at risk youth in our communities.

This level of complexity requires that we continually upgrade our skills at Board level, therefore St. Leonard’s Board of Directors is seeking new Board Directors with, but not limited to, the following skills sets:

If you are interested in joining our board team, please send us an email requesting a board application package to Kelly Nolan, Executive Director, [email protected] with “board member” in the subject line.

Interested individuals will be contacted by St. Leonard’s Executive Director or a board member for interviews.


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