Community Service Order

The Community Service Order program (CSO) is a community-based option which is provided in partnership with St. Leonard’s Community Services and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

CSO is a court ordered sanction that directs a probationer or conditional sentence offender to perform a specific number of hours of community service work within a specified time period not exceeding 240 hours.  Upon sentencing, the Judge will specify the number of hours to be completed on the Probation Order or Conditional Sentence.

CSO placements range from non-profit, charitable organizations to local service organizations in the community. Tasks vary from assisting in seniors’ and nursing homes, community soup kitchens, community parks, recreation areas and calendar events such as Brantford Rotary Classic Run, United Way Warehouse Sale and Ribfest

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  (Later appointments can be accommodated).

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18+
Legal Status: Court ordered
Gender: Male and Female


Marion Ellis

Phone: 519-756-1117 Ext. 2304
Fax: 519-756-4329