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Kat Ferguson and Sharp Dopler are just a generation apart, but their experiences as “out” members of the LGBTQ2 community could not have been more different.
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Carrie Gouthro has worked for Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) for 22 years and has been involved in the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) for the same amount of time. The LETR is the world’s largest public awareness and grassroots fundraising organization for Special Olympics. The Torch Run is the most well-known event hosted by the organization, and that’s how Carrie became aware of the organization in 1997. Her journey with the Torch Run started then, after a friend encouraged her to attend. 
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Horticulture is more than simply growing plants. Any avid gardener will likely tell you that horticultural activities build self-confidence, encourage perseverance and promote a calm, relaxed environment. It’s these qualities that make the Horticulture Skills Training Program extremely popular amongst the women at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro.
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On February 21, 2018, the Regional Mental Health Centre (RMHC) opened its doors to community partners. Located in the Quebec Region, the RMHC is a multi-level security facility for male inmates who have various mental health needs.  
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The month of June was filled with announcements, special weeks and days as well as interesting meetings.
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As CSC works to address cases of harassment and bullying within the organization, senior managers are encouraging employees to use the assortment of tools at their disposal to report inappropriate behaviour as soon as it happens.
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Un montant de 2 000 $ amassé dans le cadre de Fresh Start Creations, un programme novateur qui donne l’occasion aux femmes incarcérées de contribuer positivement à leur collectivité, a récemment été réparti entre quatre organismes communautaires de la région de Waterloo.
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On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Stony Mountain Institution (SMI) was honoured to host former NHL player Theoren (Theo) Fleury, who attended the institution to share his story of trauma and healing with offenders and staff.
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One of the main goals of CORCAN, a special operating agency within the Correctional Service of Canada, is to help offenders develop marketable skills that can help them find employment and successfully re-integrate into society.
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May has been another busy month; a month during which we had the opportunity to mark some important dates, as well as participate in various initiatives that highlight the good work happening at sites across the country.