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Ever Wonder how an EXCOM Sub-Committee Actually Helps You at Work? Here’s How. Sub-Committee #4: Aboriginal Corrections

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*A note to readers: This is the fourth article in a series we are doing on EXCOM sub-committees.

Quebec Region districts partner with Échec au crime

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As part of the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) commitment to developing and expanding our network of partners that contribute to public safety results, both Quebec Region

Sadie’s Clydesdales – Staff at Bath Institution Give Back

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This summer, in front of City Hall in Kingston, Ontario, the fourth annual Fire Truck Pull - Pull Together for Epilepsy was held.  All profits raised from this event support edu

Let’s Talk Express

#Weareinnovative

Let’s Talk has been an important communications tool at CSC since it was first published in December 1975.

Employees who have faced and resolved conflict at work – A Q&A

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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.

Returning to the workforce: offenders graduate from training program in Pacific Region

By: Lisa Bayne, Project Manager, Employment to Empowerment

The demand for resource-based workers in British Columbia is expected to rise significantly in the next 10 years in areas such as forestry, logging, mining, oil and liquefied na

Learning to be leaders

Three employees share their experiences with career development courses

When Robert Rittwage, Alvin Ma and Stephane Brisson were given the opportunity to participate in career development programs through the Canada School of Public Service, they di

CSC Warden Escapes from Alcatraz

By: Brooke Peloquin, Communications and Engagement

Everyone’s heard stories of inmates trying to escape from Alcatraz, one of the toughest Federal prisons in America, but a Canadian prison warden breaking out?

THE NEWEST KIDS ON THE BLOCK

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

Michael Doucette's Story

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Correctional Manager Michael Doucette has experienced several traumatic events as a result of his 23-year-long career at Atlantic Institution and volunteer position as a paramed

Offenders at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre Help Renovate a Local Church

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Ponoka, Alberta resident Richard McKelvie had grand plans to renovate a local church to be used as both a church and community theatre for musicals and arts productions.

Going for Gold

How a former CSC employee is fighting to raise awareness about PTSD

Perry William Kelly has faced a lot of fights in his many years of competing in karate, but perhaps his biggest one will happen this August when he represents Canada at the 2017

Puppy Love – Pat’s for Paws at St. Patrick’s House

By: Sonja Arsenault, Parole Officer, Prince George Parole Office

Only three residents in the history of the Living in Balance treatment program at St.

What Blueprint 2020 Means to Me

By Veronica Felizardo

“Be the change you want to see in the world” - I live and breathe by this motto, so when I first heard about Blueprint 2020, I had to be a part of it.

Preparing this Edition of Let’s Talk Express

By: Amanda Gordon, Let’s Talk Express

Over the course of my time with Let’s Talk Express (LTE) I have interviewed hundreds of employees about their work.

My Experience as a Student at CSC

By: Jack Seymour, Student, Communications and Engagement Sector

As a recent university grad, I remember all too vividly that excited, yet immensely nervous feeling while striding across a stage to receive a confirmation of my academic achiev

The Rescue of Ms. Owl

By: Trina Piche & Ursula Blood, Correctional Officers, Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

While completing a perimeter security check, Ursula Blood and Trina Piche were walking on the main road adjacent to Pê Sâkâstêw Centre when Ursula asked Trina if she could see w

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know about GBA+

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In 1995, the federal government committed to using Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) to advance gender equality in Canada, as part of the ratification of the

Emily Henry, Pacific Region

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I have trained program officers from one part of the country to the next to deliver the Aboriginal Integrated Correctional Program Model.

CSC’s Executives Attend Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium

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CSC’s executive cadre attended the Executive Strategic Leadership Symposium (ESLS) from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24 in Ottawa.

A gentle, quiet spirit

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.

Erin and Lee's Story

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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

CSC employee Kelsey Charlie brings home the gold!

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Aboriginal Liaison Officer Kelsey Charlie, who works at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in Harrison Mills, attended the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto from

CSC Employees “Fill the Cruiser”

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CSC staff from Mountain Institution held their first ever “Fill the Cruiser” event last month.

Stony Mountain Warden Keynote Speaker at Local Law Enforcement Graduation

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Maintaining strong ties with the community is a priority for CSC and its institutions across the country.