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Welcome to 7th Step Society 
Newfoundland & Labrador

7th Step Society NL is a volunteer-based peer support group that meets weekly in correctional settings in the province with persons who are/have been incarcerated or criminalized, and/or individuals seeking support as they return to their community to pursue new opportunities. The goal is to foster open communication, peer support and encourage daily positive decision making.


What makes 7th Step unique is our commitment to a process of self-help and peer support.


We help our members safely return to and live in their community.


We help our members evaluate their thoughts and attitudes.


We help our members stay out of jail.

We are a process, not a program.



The Seven Steps were developed by a formerly incarcerated person/prisoner to demonstrate the promise and commitment to making meaningful change.

Regional Contacts:

John MacPherson (Central/Grand Falls-Windsor) - 709.489.9845

Scott MacDonald (Eastern/Whitbourne) -

Adrienne Peters (Avalon/St. John's) - 709.864.2665


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Institutional Groups

7th Step holds an inside group at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary every Wednesday morning.  There are also groups operating in the central region of the province for individuals who may be living or staying there. These groups are a means of support and encouragement for members inside the correctional institution.

7th Step Canada AGM, Charlottetown, PEI, October 2022

Community-Based Group

7th Step NL also has community-based/street group meetings on Monday nights from 6:00-7:30pm. 


Please see more below and/or email us to confirm your attendance and receive location information. 


Friends, family, acquaintances welcome and previous incarceration is not necessary.  We support anyone who has experienced and/or may be in a position in which they may experience incarceration or criminalization. 


We provide support to individuals in the community. Members can include former prisoners, federal or provincial, as well as individuals seeking encouragement and guidance as they move forward with their lives.


7th Step NL has received support from several local organizations, departments, and community members who we offer our sincere thanks.  If you wish to contribute to our ongoing efforts, please contact us.


7th Step NL, St. John's Farmer's Market, NL, September 2022

7th Step NL Peer Support Group, St. John's, NL, 2018

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7th Step Society NL Pledge

To face and accept the truth about myself, to maintain my freedom, to become a useful member of society, to help others as I am now being helped.


Get in touch with 7th Step Society NL to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

St. Thomas Anglican Church, 8 Military Rd., St. John's, NL

709-864-2665; please leave a message

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