The Compensatory Work Program offers adult citizens who are unable to pay a fine the opportunity to perform work for the benefit of a non-profit, paramunicipal or paragovernmental community organization.

The Compensatory Work Program (CWP) is a legal and alternative measure deployed by the Quebec Ministry of Justice. It is intended for people who are financially disadvantaged and unable to pay their fines for a violation of a municipal or provincial law or regulation, the Criminal Code or any other federal law. Compensatory work is unpaid work that a citizen eligible for this measure voluntarily accepts to perform for non-profit or parapublic organizations in order to pay his fines and avoid imprisonment.


The Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval has been designated by the Department of Justice as the referral agency to administer the Compensatory Work Program. Our organization serves as a link between the Department, the citizen and the host organization that will benefit from the work. The territory served covers the regions of Laval, Laurentides and Lanaudière.

Our mission with regard to this program is to have our participants complete all the hours of compensatory work while respecting their potential and their abilities and meeting the needs of our host organizations. The team dedicated to the management of the CTP oversees the entire process related to the administration of the files and the coordination between the host organizations and the individuals referred.


For Host Organizations

The Compensatory Work Program is an essential lever for the proper functioning of the Host Organizations. In some cases, this measure is even essential to their survival. The types of work offered can be: janitorial help, interior/exterior maintenance, general manual work, sorting of clothing, etc. There are many benefits and positive spin-offs in the community. In addition to being a humane and preventative solution.

For more informations 450-681-4994 or 1 (800) 667-8532 .

Your organization needs a hand with daily tasks or for an occasional project ? 

You have chosen to participate in the program to pay your fine ?

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