Our Vision


Our mission is to foster and support community participation in the work of prison ministry, both inside the walls of our prisons and on the street, primarily through volunteer mobilization.


  1. To increase the participation of faith communities, mostly through mobilizing volunteers.
  2. To promote opportunities for prisoners to pursue personal transformation.
  3. To support families affected by incarceration.
  4. To integrate Concilio’s activities into the broader work of Restorative Justice.
  5. To be a catalyst for community building within prison ministries in Atlantic Canada.


  1. To actively promote cooperation amongst those in prison ministries through conferences, a newsletter and other forums.
  2. To inform faith communities of the work and issues of prison ministries.
  3. To operate St. Luke’s Renewal Centre for reflection and spiritual renewal.
  4. To operate Spring House affordable, safe and supportive accommodations.
  5. To manage Kairos Marathon Circles – spiritual/therapeutic support.