Our Mission

NAACJ enhances the capacity of member organizations to contribute to a humane, fair, equitable and effective justice system.


It does this by:

  • Contributing to the education of its member organizations, other organizations from the governmental and voluntary sector and the general public through activities that share and generate knowledge, information, ideas and values, in relation to current and emerging criminal justice issues.

  • Contributing to the capacity of the member organizations to carry out their purposes through activities that share and generate expertise; serving as a catalyst for action by member agencies; and, providing collective support for actions undertaken by individual member agencies where feasible.

  • Supporting the activities of its member organizations in the development of policy related to criminal justice by promoting the role and importance of the member organizations in consultation and policy fora with the federal government.


Contact our Members

Learn more about the NAACJ's Membership by following this link.

Or download our brochure here.


Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec (ASRSQ)
David Henry

Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI)
Max Binnie
Carol Finlay

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)
Emilie Coyle

Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
Fred Phelps

Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA)
Irving Kulik

Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN)
Louise Leonardi

Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC, Quakers)
Nancy Russell

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA, Criminal Justice Section)
Pamela Yates

Centre for Justice Exchange
Vicki Chartrand

Church Council on Justice and Corrections
Bonnie Weppler

Circles of Support and Accountability Canada
Kathryn Bliss

Frontier College
Mélanie Valcin

Inclusion Canada (formerly the Canadian Association for Community Living)
Sue Talmey

John Howard Society of Canada
Catherine Latimer

Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Mary Ann Mooney

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Allen Benson (outgoing, 2021-2022)
Marlene Orr (incoming, 2021-2022)

Salvation Army (Canada and Bermuda)
Kester Trim

Seventh Step Society of Canada
George Myette

St. Leonard's Society of Canada
Anita Desai

Thank you


Public Safety Canada


  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Employment and Social Development Canada


  • 902 Man Up, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
  • Direction 180, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
  • Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement, University of Ottawa
  • Prior Law / Ottawa Pro Bono Employment Law Clinic
  • ProBono Students Canada, uOttawa Chapter
  • St. Leonard's Society of Canada
  • Veriloquent Inc.


  • Yeliz Beygo
  • Jody Brian
  • Diana Hall
  • Capri Leblanc
  • Alexandre Renaud


NAACJ is a proud member of Volunteer Canada