About St. Leonard's Community Services

Our Mission

We are a community agency dedicated to promoting positive change in all persons who are or could be in conflict with the law to realize their potential, contributing to a safer and healthier community.

Our Goals

We offer education, community-based support programs and residential centers that:

  • Assist persons in conflict or at risk of conflict with the law

  • Promote, develop and implement improved policies, procedures and service delivery within the criminal justice system to assist in the prevention of crime

  • Promote acceptance of responsibility and accountability by persons in conflict with the law to assist with changing behaviour that contributes to crime

  • Promote understanding and education to our communities about their responsibility in both the incidence of crime and in the manner in which society responds to it

The spirit of SLCS remains consistent with the original core values its founding members shared.

Our History

  • Founded in 1969 through the efforts and leadership of the Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church congregation and founding members; Allan Henderson, Jeffery Flynn and Hume Cronyn

  • Other influential people included, then Mayor Jane Bigelow and Archdeacon Kenneth Bolton who later chronicled the movement in his book “Halfway Home”

  • St. Leonard's of Canada have named several awards in honour of Londoners who dedicated great efforts to SLCS and the halfway house movement of Canada

  • Catholic Bishop John Cody, Anglican Bishop George Luxton and former Executive Director Ray Gallagher all figured prominently in the history of the London affiliate and the National Society

Contact Us

Telephone: (519) 850-3777   •   Fax: (519) 850-1396   •   Email: stleonards@slcs.ca