About Tims Manor
Tims Manor provides safe, secure housing and wraparound supports to men on parole or conditional release with residency conditions from federal institutions. Tims Manor is also the home of our Indigenous-focused Community-Based Residential Facility program, Miyáqˈelhá:wetawt. There are 16 beds in the Abbotsford residence, all of which are double suites.
Miyáqˈelhá:wetawt provides residents with the opportunity to reconnect with their culture and spirituality through cultural practices and teaching. An elder is on-site twice a week to provide one-on-one support and lead residents in ceremonies. Residents are also invited to cook traditional meals, eat together, paint, carve, and do beadwork.
Tims Manor and Miyáqˈelhá:wetawt welcome people with diverse needs and provide 24/7 staffing to ensure that individuals receive the support they need to succeed while reintegrating into the community. Our staff teams work closely with residents to provide structure, monitoring, and support for both individual needs and community safety. Whenever possible, staff connect with individuals in institutions to develop rapport and a working relationship prior to their release into the community.
Residents are connected to culturally appropriate, trauma-informed supports related to every aspect of their reintegration efforts such as:
- Mental health
- Education goals
Staff also provide support and information on obtaining housing, personal identification, medical coverage, banking services, and recreational opportunities. Indigenous community partners also provide cultural and spiritual resources. With support and advocacy, residents can navigate potential obstacles to reintegration, and build positive community connections.
Tims Manor operates under contract with the Correctional Service of Canada. All residents are subject to both general and specific conditions of release.
By bridging the gap between the institution and the community, Tims Manor contributes to community safety and enables residents as they make efforts to affect positive changes in their lives.