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Become an Affiliate/Associate Member

TSLSC’s network of members is comprised of affiliate and associate organizations who share the mission and values of SLSC. The 3 levels of engagement include:

Affiliate: membership status for community based not-for-profit organizations.

Associate (Level 1): a time-limited, 12-month trial/introductory period for not-for-profit organizations interested in affiliation. 

Associate (Level 2): ongoing association for social justice enterprises/organizations/institutions that support SLSC’s mission

All affiliates and associates are subject to an annual fee dependent on the level of engagement. Individual fees may be negotiated based on organizational realities, subject to SLSC Board approval.

Become A Board Member

SLSC is governed by group of volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of two types of Board members:

  1. Delegates from Affiliate Agencies: Each affiliate agency is entitled to have a delegate sit on SLSC’s Board of Directors. In order for an affiliate delegate to be named to the Board, the necessary resolution of the affiliate’s Board of Directors must be submitted.


  2. Directors At-Large: Individuals with a specific expertise or experience relevant to SLSC’s mission and operations is eligible to be nominated to join the Board as a Director At-Large. In order for an individual to become a Director At-large, an SLSC member in good standing must complete the nomination form to nominate the individual.

All directors must be nominated on an annual basis.
To receive a nomination form or to find out more information, please email us at

Become an Individual Member

Any person is able to become a membership upon paying the $50 membership fee and submitted the membership form (both subject to annual renewal). Membership demonstrates your commitment to SLSC, and entitles you to:

  • Access to information and expertise about social justice, including a subscription to our newsletter
  • Invitations to SLSC events such as our annual conferences/training and Annual General Meeting
  • Personal support to address your concerns about criminal justice
  • Opportunities to Connect with other members who share your concerns
  • Vote at all members’ meetings

To claim your membership, please submit the completed form by mail to the address below or email us an electronic copy to

To submit membership payment, please mail in a cheque to the address below or pay online via CanadaHelps (please ensure you apply your online donation to the ‘Membership Fee – general’ option).

St. Leonard’s Society of Canada
208-211 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON. K1R 6H5

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us at

Become a Placement Student

SLSC greatly benefits from partnerships with post-secondary schools through their student placement programs. The field placement student will learn about working within the social and criminal justice field, with a particular emphasis on community corrections and integration issues relating to individuals under federal supervision. As a national voluntary sector agency, SLSC offers hands-on experience in office and NGO operations, Board governance, stakeholder consultation with government, liaising with professionals, social and criminal justice research, drafting policy, and business writing. We offer flexibility in terms of research and policy topics within a people-focused and community-based environment. SLSC currently has partnerships with:

  • Carleton University
  • Humber College
  • Pro Bono Students Canada
  • Racialized Students in Healthcare
  • St. Lawrence College
  • University of Ottawa

If you are interested in completing a placement with SLSC, please speak to your school’s Placement Coordinator, or email us at for more information.

Become a Volunteer

TSLSC greatly benefits from the support of volunteers. Depending on individual interests, volunteers provide support for administrative duties, research, and policy work, helping keep SLSC on top of our day-to-day operations.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information, please email

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