Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Inmates apply for services through the Social Worker
on their unit or through the EMDC Chaplain.

Spiritual and Religious Care

The Salvation Army helps reduce anxiety for those impacted by the criminal justice system and compassion to those who find themselves in a stressful environment. The chaplain is available to provide spiritual counselling and prayer support for those having difficulty coping with their circumstances. Practical support, inspirational literature, referrals to community supports, warm clothing and other assistance is provided as required.

The Chaplain also provides support to those in custody and acts as a liaison with EMDC personnel, lawyers and families. Chaplaincy services are integral to transforming lives and building safer communities.

Contact

Bernie Doars
Chaplain
519-432-9553 ext. 4

bernie.doars@start.ca

 

Aura Burditt, B.A.
Outreach Worker
519-432-9553 ext. 5

aura.burditt@start.ca

 

David Payler
Youth Justice Committee Coordinator
519-633-4593

david.payler@start.ca

 

Positive Lifestyle Program

The Positive Lifestyle Program is a life skills counseling program for female inmates. This group session is run weekly at EMDC. Inmates sign up for the program through the social worker on the unit.

Contact

Michele Hines, B.A.
PLP Program Counsellor
519-432-9553 ext. 3

michele.hines@start.ca

Creative Expressions

The Creative Expressions Program provides an outlet and diversion for inmates in the Female Unit at the Detention Center. Various activities include stamp art, drawing, card making and painting. Eligible inmates may sign up for the program through the social worker on the unit. This program is held once a week and provides a much needed respite for the women in custody.

Contact

Aura Burditt, B.A.
Outreach Worker
519-432-9553 ext. 5

aura.burditt@start.ca

 

Bear Hugs from Mom

The Bear Hugs from Mom Program at EMDC is for women who are incarcerated over Christmas and want to send their child (0-12yrs) a teddy bear. Inmates may sign up for the program through the social worker on the unit. The child’s care-provider will be contacted for permission to send the gift. Volunteers assist with wrapping and delivering the packages.

Contact

Michele Hines, B.A.
PLP Program Counsellor
519-432-9553 ext. 3

michele.hines@start.ca