Program Coordinator

Founder & Director

Carol Finlay (O Ont.) is an Anglican priest and former teacher at both high school and university levels. She helped launch a number of book clubs in her community before she started the book clubs in prisons. She is the current national CSC recipient of the Charles Taylor Award for Volunteerism.

Carol Finlay (O Ont.) is an Anglican priest and former teacher at both high school and university levels. She helped launch a number of book clubs in her community before she started the book clubs in prisons. She is the current national CSC recipient of the Charles Taylor Award for Volunteerism.

 
Sophia Reuss  holds a Bachelor's of Arts from McGill University.

Sophia Reuss  holds a Bachelor's of Arts from McGill University.

 
 

VOLUNTEERS

Book Clubs for Inmates (BCFI) is supported by over 80 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.

 

 

Meet a volunteer book club facilitator from Millhaven Maximum Institution, Adelina Iftene:

"We read, we tackle deep societal issues, we debate opinions, we question our beliefs, we learn about others, and we strive to accept and understand. It is a two-way educational process, from which I gain as much, if not more, than the incarcerated people attending the book club do." 

Read more about Adelina's experience, in her own words, on our blog!


BOARD OF Directors

Ian Grant  Former book club member

Ian Grant 
Former book club member

Brian Greenspan Criminal lawyer

Brian Greenspan
Criminal lawyer

Justice Mary Lou Benotto

Justice Mary Lou Benotto

Janice Wright Lawyer

Janice Wright
Lawyer

Dr. David Payne Oncologist

Dr. David Payne
Oncologist

Elizabeth Barr Lawyer and fundraiser extraordinaire

Elizabeth Barr
Lawyer and fundraiser extraordinaire

Greg Payne Investment Manager

Greg Payne
Investment Manager