Outside Ottawa

Toronto area (and across Canada) - CFCN

The Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN) runs a support group in the Toronto area in conjunction with Friends of Dismas.  In addition, the CFCN website has a significant number of links to support groups across the country. They also have many publications listed that may be of interest to you.

Friends Of Dismas

Ministry of Friendship encourages the faithful to extend the hand of friendship and to get involved in a high degree of commitment with an ex-prisoner through fellowship and ‘walking together’.

Beyond Prison Walls

Based in Saskatchewan, this Facebook group offers interesting articles and a discussion board. You must join to see the material posted.

T.O.D.D. Support & Advocacy Foundation (Alberta)


It is a support and advocacy group for those who have loved ones in prison. Their website is very comprehensive with links to videos, radio segments, books and other materials that may be of assistance to those in need.

Wives Support Facebook Group

Based in Saskatchewan, this group shares experiences as wives of those imprisoned. You must login to Facebook to participate.