Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Friends on the Outside

Friends On the Outside was founded eight years ago with the purpose of giving help to inmates coming out of prison as they reintegrated into society. It is reported that Saskatchewan has the highest level of incarcerations in Canada with between 60 - 80 percent of the inmate population being comprised of Aboriginal people.

Serge LeClerc, second from the left, was the guest speaker at a dinner held to raise funds to support FOTO. His is a remarkable story of perserverance, faith and triumph. Next to Serge is Matthew Livingston, SJ and next to me on the right is Sr. ReAnne Letourneau, pm and Fr. John John Matheson, SJ, all of whom are actively involved in this very special and important work. It is nice to know that the fundraiser was a success.
Here we can see a few of the many people who attended and supported this event.


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