St. Leonard’s Place Peel
This is where community happens…
St. Leonard’s Place Peel (SLPP) is a non-profit charitable organization that provides transitional and reintegration housing for men dealing with situations of homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or conflict with the law. For 50 years SLPP has delivered a variety of programs and services that provide residents with a safe and healing environment where they can rebuild their lives, maintain their wellness, and reintegrate back into society.
The mandate of the organization focuses on community safety and inclusion through capacity-building supports that promote belonging, dignity, nourishment, education, and employment opportunities. We acknowledge that, with the right support and a strong personal commitment to change, a brighter future is possible.
St. Leonard’s Place Peel Announces New CEO
St. Leonard’s Place Peel is pleased to announce that Leslie Barnes has been hired as our new CEO. Leslie assumed the role of CEO on July 6.
Leslie has over 25 years of progressive leadership experience. Her career has been spent working with vulnerable populations including those with mental health challenges, addictions, conflict with the law and homelessness. Leslie most recently served as the Director of Client Services at Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP).
COVID-19, A Community Response.
As the gravity of COVID-19 continues to settle in around the world, we are all having to take what feels like drastic measures to keep ourselves, families and community safe. St. Leonard’s Place Peel (SLPP) has taken this call to action very seriously since February 2020. At that time we created a COVID-19 infection control strategy. Click here to access our strategy. The strategy is led by our medical team comprised of a resident Nurse Practitioner and three healthcare professional who have been instrumental in guiding the implementation of the strategy across the organization. The policies and procedures developed by this group has proven effective as evidence by the residence not have one single case of COVID-19 among clients this year. Additionally, we thank all our frontline workers, program and administrative staff who work hard each day to execute these best practice guidelines of which have helped to secure the health and safety of SLPP’s internal community.
During these uncertain times, we are thankful to our funders and partners for their invaluable support and consultation. Corrections Services Canada, The Region of Peel and United Way – you have been exemplary in your support of our infectious disease control plan and overall care of our community.
To our residents who have had their lives changed as a result of Ontario’s State of Emergency declaration – please know that your health and safety remains a top priority for us.
Once again, for more information about our strategy – please click this link.