This guide is designed to help your community take a leadership role in
supporting your most at-risk children to experience more stable childhoods,
meet their developmental milestones, and build the skills they need to enjoy
brighter futures as active members of society.
In Canada, children who experience parental incarceration are statistically
more likely than any other group to one day come into conflict with the
law themselves. This is due to a combination of the stress and trauma it
causes, along with the impacts of other challenges these children commonly
experience: poverty, unstable home environments, and family members who
may be homeless, have mental health issues or struggle with addiction.