St. Leonard's of North Vancouver

St. Leonard's Society of North Vancouver: An affiliate of St. Leonard's Society of Canada

312 Bewicke Ave
North Vancouver British Columbia

  • Email
  • Phone 604-980-3684
  • Fax 604-980-3685


  • Name Michael Horne
  • Position Executive Director
  • Phone 604-980-3684
  • Email

Main Contact

  • Name Stuart Diggon
  • Position Manager and President of the BC Halfway House Association
  • Phone 604-980-3684
  • Email

Mike Horne is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC). Mike established the Community Alcohol and Drug program (CAD). The St. Leonard's residential 12 Step based program is designed to connect participants into the local 12 step community. Mike graduated from City University with a Master's in Counselling Psychology. He practices individual substance use counselling for several organizations as well as having a private counselling practice.

Programs & Services

The Community Alcohol and Drug Program: A Twelve Step based residential program. Residents are accepted to the CAD program who have motivation to change their lives and to seek community support for their recovery. The program consists of a six week intensive and six week maintenance maintenance phase. At the conclusion of the program, some residents remain and other move to other facilities or into the community.

St. Leonard's of North Vancouver



St. Leonard's of North Vancouver has been operating at the present site since 1979. The agency is an affiliate of St. Leonard's Society of Canada. The Society has provided assistance in community re-integration from penitentiaries since Father Neil Libby opened Windsor House in 1962, one of the first halfway houses in Canada.

St. Leonard's of North Vancouver offers hope, support and programs to assist men who are serving sentences to successfully return to the community as law-abiding citizens. Through this process, the Society helps to strengthen the safety of the community.

The residence is centrally located in North Vancouver, with transportation to all points in the Lower Mainland.

The focus of our work is on substance use recovery through a Twelve Step perspective that seeks to connect clients with the resources they will require as they advance in their recovery.

  • Beds 14
  • Population Adult Male
  • Age 18+
  • Exclusions Untreated violent offenders and sex offenders excluded

Application Process

Application to reside at St. Leonard's is completed through a community or institutional parole supervisor. Applications are reviewed by St. Leonard's and acceptance based on our criteria.

Community Involvement

St. Leonard's operates the Volunteer Program for the Lower Mainland in partnership with Vancouver and New Westminster Community Corrections. The volunteers provide support and resources to persons on conditional community release. In addition, the program connects with community members through local events, fairs, and forums. The Volunteer Program is active in Universities and Colleges throughout the Lower Mainland.

Local Parole Office

Metro Vancouver West Community Corrections
  • Phone 604-666-8004
  • Fax 604-666-2000