Intermittent Community Work Program

The Intermittent Community Work Program provides community placement for a female who is in incarceration.

How does this program help?

The Intermittent Community Work Program provides a weekend “temporary absence pass” community service placement program for any female resident in Ontario sentenced to an intermittent period of incarceration. The Program is designed to engage the community and create a basis for further community alternatives for women in Ontario. The Program is delivered province-wide, using existing women’s network whenever possible.

What can this Program Do?

  • Provides correctional facilities with a valuable diversionary release options
  • Provides the client with a meaningful volunteer experience. Clients are provided an opportunity to substitute an incarceration sentence for proactive and positive involvement with the community against which they have offended. Thus not only does the client learn the negative consequences, so to speak, of coming into conflict with the law, but on the positive side gains valuable work experience, enhanced self-confidence, and, through the volunteer experience, becomes a contributing member of society.
  • Women will be placed in their home community whenever possible.

What Services Does the Program Provide?

Rather than serving their intermittent sentence in a correctional institution, clients are placed at non-profit agencies and perform a specified number of volunteer hours in the community for the requisite number of weekends in their sentence.

The program also serves the community in providing valuable volunteer assistance to non-profit organizations, particularly seniors’ services (i.e. chronic care facilities, nursing homes, etc.).

Who Is Eligible?

Any adult female resident in Ontario sentenced to an intermittent period of incarceration. Each client is assessed by the agency for the program upon referral by the appropriate institution.

Who Can I Contact For More Information?

Head Office:
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
44 Peel Centre Drive, Suite 200
Brampton, ON  L6T 4B5
Tel: 905-459-1315
Fax: 905-459-1322