Bail Program

At The Ininew Friendship Centre

Ron Dufour

Bail Program Coordinator

Call 705-272-4497 Extension #233

Bail Program Mission


         To ensure that accused persons otherwise entitled to pre-trial release are not held in custody because of a lack of financial resources or community connections. 

         To assist clients to take steps to address the precipitating factors that contribute to the alleged misconduct and decrease remand populations.

         To allow individuals the opportunity to participate in culturally appropriate programs such as mental health and substance abuse counselling as well as various cultural programs offered at both the Ininew Friendship Centre and community agencies while released in the community and awaiting trial.

         To reduce incidents of failures to appear in court, potential breaches of recognizance of bail(court ordered conditions), and the resulting delays through supervision of clients.





Bail services are available to individuals 16 years of age and older accused of a criminal offence(s) who are:


Awaiting initial bail proceedings

Remanded for show cause hearing

In custody and unable to meet their surety or cash bail

Appealing a bail decision which has resulted in detention




Supervision begins when an accused person is released from custody on a judicial interim release order(Bail Order) with a condition of bail directing them to participate in the Indigenous Bail Program.


It is the responsibility of each client to:


Establish and maintain a regular reporting schedule with Indigenous Bail worker

Attend all scheduled court dates

Abide by all of their conditions of bail

Work with their Bail Worker to implement a case plan that addresses issues that may have contributed to them coming before the courts


It is the responsibility of the The Bail Worker to:


Supervise and meet regularly with each client

Remind each client of court dates and review bail conditions at each appointment

Review possible consequences of non-compliance with their Judicial Interim Release Order (Bail Order)

Assist each client to develop and implement a case plan

Provide ongoing client support and assistance through case management

Initiate referrals to community programs and services

Bail Supervision continues until there is a termination of all orders requiring Bail Supervision.



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