Get Involved

Offering you the opportunity to be a driving force behind positive change in the lives of convicts and ex-convicts seeking a fresh start.


The Seventh Step CRF is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by four full-time Caseworkers, two Overnight Caseworkers, several casual staff and managed by the Residence Team Leader.

Residents and CRF staff are supported by the Outreach Worker and the Community Services Coordinator to identify and assist with further needs of the offender. All staff work closely with Correctional Services of Canada as well as many other local community agencies to provide the best aid for successful reintegration of adult federal male offenders.

Full-time Caseworkers

The Alberta Seventh Step Society employees 4 full-time Caseworkers and 2 Overnight Caseworkers. Our Community Residential Facility (CRF) provides a supportive environment for the successful reintegration of offenders into the community. Staff work directly with Correctional Services of Canada to monitor compliance with offender conditions, in addition to Calgary Police, and many other community agencies.


Job duties and requirements for relief staff mirror that of full-time Caseworkers. Relief staff are expected to have a range of shift availability on weekdays, weeknights, weekends and holidays. The Seventh Step CRF is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week operation and relief staff are essential in the support of full-time staff and the smooth operation of the facility.


To inquire further or for application of employment at the Community Residential Facility please contact the Community Residential Facility Manager, Allen Spence at or by phone at 403-228-7778, Ext 122.

Please note: The Alberta Seventh Step Society also employees Public Legal Education Speakers and an Outreach Worker. For further information on these positions please contact Laurel Carlson, Community Services Manager at or by phone at 403-228-7778, Ext 104.


Weekly meetings are held in the community and federal institutions to provide a forum for free and open discussions of problems addressed to support individuals in becoming non-offending members of society.

The volunteer would be assisting the individual who has been disconnected from family, friends and his community. The volunteer will have the opportunity to model a healthy lifestyle and to assist in the change process.

Volunteers will be required a minimum one year commitment to the program, they are also required to pass a security clearance and there will be some travelling involved.

Core Group Volunteer


This position requires the volunteer to have an opportunity to assist in helping individuals with the self-help process in Institutional and Street Core Group meetings. He/she will help The Outreach Worker to provide members with honest, constructive feedback on attitudes and behaviour. The volunteer would be working directly with the Outreach Worker.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To attend orientation and training program provided for volunteers by the Alberta Seventh Step Society.
  • Volunteer must be able to commit to a minimum of one year.
  • Some traveling will be involved.
  • To attend meetings in the community and Institutions.
  • To become familiar with the seventh step self-help philosophy.
  • To provide a positive role model and to be able to conduct themselves in a responsible ethical manner and abide by the rules of the self-help groups.
  • The Volunteer is accountable to the Community Services Coordinator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Is eligible for the necessary Federal and Provincial levels of security clearances
  • Is eligible to be voted into the Core Group as a full member
  • Is an enthusiastic advocate of the Seventh Step Society, its mission, and its vision
  • Possesses strong communication skills orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact appropriately with clients
  • Capable of demonstrating positive, supportive confrontation skills with clients
  • Has a working knowledge of group dynamics and is culturally sensitive
  • Possesses a clearly defined sense of ethics and is aware of professional and personal boundaries with clients
  • The volunteer, He/she is empathetic to the challenges of others still involved with or attempting to leave the criminal lifestyle

Risk Management:

  • Must maintain a high level of integrity and be perceived by members as trustworthy. This is achieved by following through on commitments, respecting confidentiality, and seeing the member’s value and as possessing the potential for change
  • Ensure that positive relationships with Correctional partners in the Institutions and in the community are cultivated and maintained, acknowledging the fact that they are bound by their own policies and procedures
  • Be aware of boundaries with members and clients. Be ever mindful of the potential for manipulation the development of inappropriate relationships
  • Failure to attend to the above may also compromise the safety of the Outreach Worker, volunteers, clients, and members

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