Founder

Rev. Dr. Carol Finlay, O. Ont., M.S.M.

Rev. Dr. Carol Finlay O.Ont., M.S.M.  is the Founder of Book Clubs for Inmates, now in its tenth year. She is also an Anglican priest and former high school and university professor. She has been involved in book clubs her whole adult life, and finds the prison book clubs and the discussions in them to be the most interesting ones of all.

Rev. Dr. Carol Finlay O.Ont., M.S.M. is the Founder of Book Clubs for Inmates, now in its tenth year. She is also an Anglican priest and former high school and university professor. She has been involved in book clubs her whole adult life, and finds the prison book clubs and the discussions in them to be the most interesting ones of all.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) is supported by over 120 volunteers who generously donate their time as book club facilitators, parolee support, readers, and others who have found a variety of ways to share their talents with BCFI.

Read about some of our volunteers:


Honorary Members

Margaret Atwood,  CC, Oont  Honorary Patron  Canada’s preeminent writer. Her novels are dearly loved by BCFI’s book clubs members. As well, she has been an outspoken advocate of the prison farms, and has written about prison conditions for women in her 1996 novel, Alias Grace, and about performing Shakespeare in prison in her 2016 novel, Hag-Seed, currently being adapated for performance by Prison Performing Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.

Margaret Atwood, CC, Oont

Honorary Patron

Canada’s preeminent writer. Her novels are dearly loved by BCFI’s book clubs members. As well, she has been an outspoken advocate of the prison farms, and has written about prison conditions for women in her 1996 novel, Alias Grace, and about performing Shakespeare in prison in her 2016 novel, Hag-Seed, currently being adapated for performance by Prison Performing Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ian Binnie,  CC Q.C.  Honorary Chair  Eminent retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Ian has been a supporter of BCFI since its beginning.

Ian Binnie, CC Q.C.

Honorary Chair

Eminent retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Ian has been a supporter of BCFI since its beginning.

 

BOARD OF Directors

Bryan Finlay, QC

Fiona Fitzpatrick

Sharon McFadzean

John McKellar, CM, QC

Jonathan Rose

Carol Finlay, Oont, MSM