COVID-19 Information

Given the abundance of information circulating about COVID-19 generally, SLSC has created this page to compile news, information, resources, and actions related specifically to the Canadian criminal justice system (federal and provincial) and the people affected by it. We have also included a few ‘bonus’ links that relate to individual well-being.
We hope that this information will be of interest/useful to our membership and stakeholders. This page will updated on a regular basis and newly added links will be indicated with *NEW* next to it. 

If you have any recommended additions, please email:

Please note: featuring the information below does not imply endorsement.

News & Information

 British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

CBC News

CMAJ Blogs

Coast Mountain News

The Conversation

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)

CTV News

The Daily

Department of Justice Canada

 Global News

The Globe and Mail

The Hamilton Spectator

The Hill 

Human Rights Watch 

Law Time 

The Lawyer’s Daily 

La Presse 

The London Free Press 


The National 

National Post 

Office of the Correctional Investigator 

Ottawa Citizen 

Parole Board of Canada 

Policy Options 

Statistics Canada 

The Toronto Star 

University of Toronto 

Vancouver Sun 

Voice Inside Out (Podcast) 


The Whig-Standard 

Woodstock Sentinel Review 

World Health Organization


Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Canadian Red Cross


Community Foundations of Canada

Fingerprint for Success


Government of Canada

Homeless Hub

International Corrections & Prisons Association

John Howard Society of Canada

  • Police Record Hub (tool to help people with criminal records find jobs during the pandemic)


Mental Health Commission of Canada

Ontario Trillium Foundation

  • Resilient Communities Fund: one-time fund to support the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario

Public Health

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

United Way Centraide