Who We Are
Prison Fellowship Canada’s mandate is to meet people who have committed crimes or who are impacted by crime – families of prisoners or victims of crime – wherever they are in their journey, to facilitate reconciliation and the freedom that it brings.
We believe that we are called by God to share his grace and love with prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims of crime; to uphold worth, dignity and justice for all.
We acknowledge God as our sovereign source of direction, wisdom, and protection and depend on Him for all things through prayer.
We are committed to growing the ministry across Canada with God’s favour upon us, while not losing sight of the individuals for whom and with whom we serve on a day-to-day basis.
Respect for All
We make our programs and services available to all without consideration of race, religion, creed, gender, abilities, age or national origin; we are responsive to and respect diversity; we value the dignity of all people– those who we serve, our volunteers, our staff, our partners and supporters.
We are committed to working together in mutual respect for each other as staff, volunteers, board, and donors across the diversity of Christian traditions, history and denominations.
We seek clarity of God’s direction, through prayer, the reading of Scripture and the wisdom from our PFC network as well as the Christian community. We seek to provide clarity through clear, direct and ongoing communication in all of our oral and written expressions.
Integrity & Accountability
We are committed to openness and to doing the right things in the right ways. We are committed to delivering on our promises so that the people we serve, those who work with us, our donors, the community, and criminal justice officials can believe what we say and trust what we do.
We are committed to holding each other and ourselves accountable for our actions and values. We are committed to being clear about what we expect from ourselves and others; and to providing truthful and responsible explanations of performance results to the Board, our donors, VIPs, staff and other stakeholders.
With each individual we are connected to, we seek to live out the command provided in 1 Thessalonians 5:11: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Our vision is to be a national community of reconciliation and restoration to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families and victims using a faith-based approach to transformation based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to prepare and mobilize the Canadian Christian community in response to the issue of crime and the restoration of prisoners.
Finding himself in prison after holding a prominent political role, Chuck Colson experienced the transformation that only the Gospel can provide. He says, “I found myself increasingly drawn to the idea that God had put me in prison for a purpose and that I should do something for those I had left behind”. From there, an important and life- changing ministry was born.