Alpha for Prisons

A way to introduce inmates to Jesus by creating a safe space for them to have conversations about life, faith, and purpose.

Alpha for Prisons in Canada has been working to make the Gospel accessible to men, women, and teenagers incarcerated within Canada’s 141 correctional institutions.

Prisons are some of the darkest and loneliest places, and through Alpha, chaplains and church volunteers are able to speak life and bring hope to those on the inside.

Alpha is for inmates who volunteer for the program, taught by trained volunteers, and is a low key and non-threatening approach to a values driven lifestyle.

NEW Prison Documents

Alpha for High Turnover Prisons

Thinking about running an Alpha in your institution but don’t have the standard 11 weeks? This resource has been created just for you and offers suggestions to run an Alpha in a facility with fixed dates. Read more about how seeds can still be sown in a shorter time frame.

Alpha for Prisons: Mini Guide

Are you a leader or chaplain who is looking to bring the hope of Jesus through Alpha to those in prison? Check out our new Alpha for Prisons: Mini Guide. Ensure you’re fully equipped by understanding the why and how. In this helpful guide you will discover tips, FAQs, and advice from chaplains across the country.

Book a 1:1 Session with Sean!

Sean Wilkinson lives in Fredericton, NB with his wife and two daughters. He came to Alpha Canada with a teaching and business background. He is passionate about Alpha and strongly believes that listening, prayer, humility, and a servant’s heart are crucial to seeing lives changed and people coming to know Jesus in a real and personal way.

Outside of work, Sean can be found with his family. He loves sports and played Jr. baseball in Waterloo, ON, Sr. baseball in Halifax, NS, and University baseball for the University of New Brunswick. He also played basketball for the University of Brighton (UK) and is an avid golfer. Sean’s dream is to one day play the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Prison can be a place of transformation, and Alpha for Prisons has proved again and again a means by which many prisoners have found transformation – new purpose, direction, and faith. It is truly remarkable work.

Rev Graham Tomlin,
Bishop of Kensington, UK

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