Community Service Order

Crew of young people cleaning up a park

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.


Monday to Friday, daytime and evening appointments are available.

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18+
Legal Status: Court ordered, probation referred

Contact Information

Phone: (519) 756-1117Fax: (519) 756-4329

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