St. Leonard's Society of Peterborough

Edmison House

458 Rubidge Street
Peterborough Ontario
K9H 4E5

  • Phone (705) 743 - 9351
  • Fax (705) 743 - 9975


  • Name Larry Cook
  • Position Executive Director
  • Phone (705) 743 - 9351
  • Email

Main Contact

  • Name Jerry Dunk
  • Position Intake Coordinator, Casework Supervisor
  • Phone (705) 743 - 9351
  • Email,

Programs & Services


1. Ontario Works (as a precursor to the Ontario Disability Support Program)

2. Whitepath Consulting and Counselling Services

3. John Howard Society of Peterborough

4. Canadian Mental Health Association

5. Trent Valley Literacy Association

6. 12 step programs (AA, NA)

7. YMCA memberships

8. Fourcast

Under CSC’s Community Mental Health Initiative, Edmison House can also provide further assistance to eligible residents through a Personal Support Worker program.

Supportive living may also be provided to residents who have limited resources in the area and are planning to stay in Peterborough. Assistance is provided by offering clients a residential setting outside of the CRF that they may utilize as their release plans progress.

St. Leonard's Society of Peterborough


The philosophy of Edmison House is to demonstrate to each resident that the community cares and is concerned about his release. We understand that reintegration can be difficult and do our best to assist our residents in every aspect of their release.

The St. Leonard's Society of Peterborough operates Edmison House, a federal halfway home for men. Edmison House opened in January of 1977. We have specialized in the area of working with Lifers and have a rich history of developing work skills training programs.

The St. Leonard's Society of Peterborough also owns and operates several supportive housing initiatives including a five bedroom rooming house, run as a supportive independent living program for graduates of Edmison House. The society also has a stock of one bedroom apartments including a sixplex and a fourplex both located in the core area of the city.

  • Beds 21 fixed beds, 2 UTA cots
  • Population Male only
  • Age 18 and over
  • Exclusions None
  • Criteria Each applicant must be working towards completion of his correctional plan and have the support of his Case Managment Team.

Application Process

Correspondence should be addressed to the Edmison House Intake Coordinator. Interviews are arranged throughout the year with those who have sent in completed CRF applications. Upon reception of a Community Assessment request, an individual's file will be reviewed with the Edmison House Community Assessment Team and will be subject to a majority vote. Applicants are encouraged to send in their completed applications as soon as possible.

Community Involvement

The most notable contribution to our community was the establishment of the blue box recycling program for the City of Peterborough. This program was established in 1984 and was operated as a work skills training program until 2000 when the City of Peterborough tendered the contract for service.

Edmison House has a history of working with Fleming College students to assist them in developing a thorough understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the implications on society. As well, the agency is regularly involved in charitable fundraising activities.

Local Parole Office

Correctional Service of Canada - Parole
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  • Phone (705) 742 - 8889
  • Fax (705) 750 - 4760