Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs)

A Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) is a half-way house.   These facilities provide a bridge between the institution and the community.   They work on a system of gradual, supervised release. Many offer programming for residents. This may include life skills, substance abuse, employment and/or crisis counselling.

CBRFs may also include:

  • Hostels
  • Private Home Placements (PHPs)
  • Alternative Community Beds (ACBs)
  • Supervised apartments

Some of these are owned and operated by non-governmental agencies (CRF). Others are owned and operated by CSC (CCC).

Community Residential Facilities (CRFs)

Facilities owned by non-governmental agencies sign contracts with CSC. They provide special housing, counselling and supervision. They usually deal with offenders who are on day parole. The contract sets out detailed requirements for levels of control and assistance.

CSC has approximately 200 contracts with CRFs (including Hostels, PHPs, etc) across Canada.

Community Correctional Centres (CCCs)

Community Correctional Centres (CCCs) are operated by CSC. They provide structured living environments with 24-hour supervision. They provide housing for offenders on various types of release:

  • Unescorted Temporary Absences
  • Work Release
  • Day Parole

CCCs also provide housing for offenders on Full Parole, Statutory Release and Long Term Supervision Orders where the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) has imposed a Special Condition to reside.

There are 15 CCCs across Canada.

Community-Based Residential Facilities