The Micah Mission (Micah) is an ecumenical, Restorative Justice, organization arising from the calling of Saskatoon’s Christian communities to, “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” – Micah 6:8
We are a volunteer-driven organization that promotes a justice that restores. Through friendship, visitation, support and accountability we aspire to transform the lives of incarcerated, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families. We welcome and walk with people of all faiths, customs, and traditions.
Micah was created in 2008 bringing together three programs of long duration under one structural umbrella organization. Person to Person (P2P), a visitation program between volunteers and prison inmates had its origin in the Mennonite Church in the 1980s. In the early 2000s, the program branched out into Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), to assist individuals who had served sentences for sexual offences to return to the community without reoffending. Community Chaplaincy, a federally funded ecumenical program, working to assist offenders with their reintegration into society often shared office space, clients, and expertise with P2P and CoSA. It made sense to make this relationship an official one, broadening the support and volunteer base for all programs. Thus Micah was born. In September 2009, we were legally registered as The Micah Mission Inc.
WHAT WE DO
Through education and action we help those who have been impacted by crime. We:
- Visit incarcerated individuals.
- Assist recently released individuals.
- Support individuals to learn and change.
- Teach others about Restorative Justice.
- Make connections between faith communities and people leaving correctional institutions.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in our hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing…
that is a friend who cares.