What started as a two-hectare wildfire in an area west of 100 Mile House, British Columbia (B.C.) grew over the summer to more than 1,000 fires throughout the province.
Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.
At all of our penitentiaries across the country, teams of dedicated professionals work closely with each offender to identify programs that will help him or her take responsibil
When Karine Jetté-Contant and Sonia Cloutier, both correctional officers at La Macaza Institution in Quebec, went to Las Vegas as part of a fun road trip, they didn’t expect to
Conflict is defined as a struggle between two or more people. It can happen because there are needs, values, or ideas that are seen to be different.
This September marked the 10th anniversary of the National Victim Services Program at the Correctional Service of
By: Steve G. Gallagher, Pipe Major, Community Pipes and Drums, Pacific
In November of 2016 I was performing at an Exemplary Service Awards ceremony, one of the several pacific region events I perform at throughout the year with the Guard of Honour
By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo
When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.
Female inmates at the Fraser Valley Institution (FVI) minimum security annex have been very busy making quilts for those in need of comfort. Seven of them were recently donated
Offenders at Mission Institution, as part of their vocational training, grow vegetables in the garden located on institutional grounds.
What do Perry and John have in common?
It was just a boring, empty, white wall at Bath Institution. A wall that Warden Kathy Hinch was mulling over for close to a year, trying to decide what to do with it.
It's been twenty years since Alan Edwards, a Restorative Justice facilitator in Edmonton, began working in the field.
After losing her daughter, Patricia Hung is helping other victims navigate tragedy
It was New Years Day 2008 when Patricia Hung’s daughter, 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel, was brutally murdered outside their home in Toronto.
When asked to describe his life prior to going to jail, Sheldon uses just one word: chaotic.
By: Michael Geisterfer
* Note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers.
By Frédéric Bussière, Institutional Environmental Officer, Quebec Region
Correctional Service Canada (CSC), in partnership with Jour de la Terre, an organization whose mission is to help citizens and organizations reduce their environmental impact, w
This year’s World Interfaith Harmony Week event speaker challenged the theme of the February 28, 2017 event.
“Don’t be quietly amazing”
CSC is blessed to have a dynamic leadership team that includes some amazing and inspiring women. This month, in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Women Offend
1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is making progress on its goals for this fiscal year (2016-17).
By: Eileen Thoo and Donat Bilomba
When Employment to Empowerment (E2E) began in September 2014, the challenge was to create 400 jobs for offenders in the Pacific Region.
New York Times Bestselling author, Colin Campbell, shares his experience of visiting Bath Institution in Ontario
Book Clubs for Inmates is a national charity that promotes reading and the sharing of opinions through book clubs within federal penitentiaries, giving inmates a “second cha
The 2016 James A. Murphy Award of Excellence winner
Twenty-six years ago Niels Bjelbo’s life was at a standstill. He had reached rock bottom. Desperate for a change, he joined a self-help group and was, in his words, rescued.
Over three hundred people attended L.I.N.C.’s 20th annual clean and sober Christmas dinner held on Thursday, December 15th in Mission, British Columbia. L.I.N.C.
In May 2016, Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) formally launched a staff job shadowing initiative.
In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Two years ago we held our first-ever Hackathon aimed at developing a tool to help parole officers do their work. This October, we held our second Hackathon.