A message from the Interim Commissioner

It has been almost a month since I took over as Interim Commissioner and the days have flown by while settling into my new responsibilities.

February marked Black History Month, which holds a significant meaning for this organization. I would like to thank all those who organized events across the country to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. I am proud to be part of an organization that is committed to an inclusive and representative workplace.

As you may know, there have recently been two significant court decisions in Ontario and British Columbia relating to administrative segregation. We continue to look at ways to improve conditions of confinement, and to ensure the most positive outcomes for offenders with mental health needs. This is a big undertaking, and you will be hearing more on this in the coming months.

On February 26, we launched our respectful workplace campaign, and I hope that you take the time to look at the campaign materials and to discuss them with colleagues. I recently attended the Quebec Regional Management Committee meeting where this was a key topic of conversation. We had a very good meeting and an engaging discussion.

On a related note, once again this year, staff were encouraged to celebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 28, to show their support towards the fight against bullying and to promote respect for others. It was great to see staff taking part in this initiative!

Moving forward, I will continue to touch base regularly to keep you updated on what is going on and to highlight important initiatives taking place across CSC. I encourage you to visit Let’s Talk Express, where you will be able to access all these messages.

Your hard work and support are greatly appreciated.


Kelly Interim Commissioner

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

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