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Circles of Support and Accountability - Ottawa

Susan Love
Program Coordinator
Circles of Support and Accountability - Ottawa

211 Bronson Ave Unit 207A
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 6H5

TEL: 6132282284
MOBILE: 6132282284


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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Homeless

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA)'s objectives are two-fold: No more victims and No one is disposable. CoSA is a Canada-wide community-based reintegration program, based on restorative justice principles, for people who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offences and are returning to the community typically after serving their entire sentence. These people, who we refer to as Core Members, participate in the program voluntarily and are committed to leading an offence-free life.
Trained and screened volunteers meet regularly (for a minimum period of one year) with their core member, helping with reintegration challenges and challenging problematic behaviour that may lead to reoffending.
CoSA-Ottawa operates on a non-sectarian basis and welcomes all.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fundamentals of CoSA - open to anyone interested (no obligation to become a volunteer): Wednesday, March 24th, 6pm-8pm. If still interested after the Fundamentals of CoSA, attend the rest of training that follows, facillitated by professionals - visit for details & dates.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a Canada-wide community-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offenses, and seek our help voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community. Volunteers meet as a group and individually with a 'core member' to assist with the reintegration process. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic individuals of all ages (min. 21 years old), from all backgrounds and lifestyles, in particular, Indigenous, males, and recently or soon-to-be retired; who are non-judgmental, resourceful and have approx. 2 hours/week, and can commit to being involved for at least one year.
Location: 211 Bronson Ave unit 207A, Ottawa (ON), K1R 6H5
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021