MAP was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.
Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.
That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!
We need you! We are currently seeking coaches, fundraisers and champions for our organization.
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a released offender?
Do you have a skill set that might be helpful to MAP?
Please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The boundaries of the relationship between the client and the MAP volunteer should be established from the outset of the relationship. It should be made clear to the client what the MAP volunteer is and is not to them. The rationale for this is that false expectations are not created and the client is not 'set-up' for disappointment or rejection as the relationship progresses, due to unclear or false expectations.
Mentorship - A sustained and supportive relationship between individuals who share their knowledge, experience and understanding with someone who is willing to benefit.
Aftercare - Within the ability of the coach, to provide guidance as required to the released offender as it relates to locating and maintaining shelter, employment, positive connections in the community, a sense of belonging and spirituality.
Presence - Being a positive influence in the released offender's life, while maintaining respect for the time, energy and abilities of the coach.
Jail - A provincial dentention centre for those serving sentences up to 2 years less a day. The provincial facility in Ottawa is the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.
Prison - A federal correctional institution for those serving sentences 2 years or more.
Coach - A member of the community who has been trained and accepted into MAP to provide mentoring and aftercare in a released offender's life.
Client/released offender - A person who has volunteered for and been accepted into MAP and has agreed to maintain a relationship with his/her coaches for a period of one year, in the interest of assisting him/her become a productive and positive member of his/her community.
MAP Board of Directors - The decision making body of MAP.
They are responsible for:
* Creating and maintaining MAP structures and standards.
* Overseeing the selection, training, and supervision of coaches.
* Overseeing the screening and selection of clients.
* Overseeing the creation of MAP teams.
* Speaking for MAP with any other person or agency.