About Us

Crossroads Prison Ministries Canada is a discipleship and advocacy ministry for prisoners and their families. We equip the Canadian church to disciple men and women in prison with the Word of God, free of charge.

Our in-depth, long-term program helps prisoners grow dramatically in a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares them for and assists them with successful re-entry upon release. We also advocate for change that will make society more welcoming toward citizens returning to the community from prison.

Thank you very much for your words of encouragement and insight. You are all doing a terrific job and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

John, Ontario

How our courses work

We offer a number of tiered courses that teach students the basics of the Bible, and offers them the opportunity to ask questions and process the truths they are learning.

Each course is then marked by our trained mentors, who also send their students letters of encouragement. These letters are often the only communication a prisoner will receive from the outside world. Through this process, the lives of both the student and the mentors are transformed.

Here’s how it works:

  1. A prisoner hears about Crossroads Prison Ministries from a prison chaplain, fellow student, volunteer, or the ministry. He or she receives and completes an enrolment form and returns it to Crossroads Canada.
  2. Crossroads Canada mails Bible study lessons to the student, one at a time.
  3. The student completes the lessons and returns them to Crossroads.
  4. The student receives the next lesson, and a trained mentor reviews the completed lesson and mails it back to the student with a personal letter of encouragement and discipleship.
  5. Each time the student completes a course, he or she is awarded a personalized certificate of accomplishment and a complimentary book.

Some other perks of our courses:

  • Students have access to over one hundred Bible lessons.
  • They receive a certificate of completion and a free book with each course a student finishes.
  • They also receive a letter of recommendation (upon request) to the parole board, the student’s judge, or a prospective employer after they have completed their first course.