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Interim Commissioner Anne Kelly celebrates International Women’s Day

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Interim Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Commissioner Anne Kelly is pleased to see that women are increasingly emerging as leaders both at work and in society at large.

Josée Gagné’s story

By: Michael Geisterfer

 

*A note to the reader: Some of the details included in this story may be disturbing to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Workplace Mental Health at CSC - Employee Stories

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In October of 2015, CSC Commissioner Don Head announced the creation of a Steering Committee for Workplace Mental Health Injuries; a committee he would lead.

CSC Honoured in Kingston and Dorchester

This summer, CSC was honoured in both Kingston, Ontario and Dorchester, New Brunswick for its service.

On Sunday, May 31, we were granted “Freedom of the City” by the City of Kingston and on Sunday, July 26, we were granted “Freedom of the Villa

The Hub – CSC’s New Intranet

#Weareinnovative

CSC’s intranet (the InfoNet) was sitting on an outdated content management system for years.

Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge’s New Guard of Honour

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Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan is proud to announce their new Guard of Honour squad. Mr.

April recap with the Interim Commissioner

Commissioner's Corner

April 1st marked the beginning of a new fiscal year, a year that will present us with challenges but also opportunities to improve on the excellent results we have achieved in the past year.

What makes CSC employees happy at work?

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Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.

Top 10 things you didn’t know about women in corrections

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1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.

CSC Employees Recognized for Excellence

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Two of CSC’s very own received the 2015 Public Service Award of Excellence (PSAE) at a ceremony held on Wednesday, September 16 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

The Story of the Star Blanket – An Offender Gives Back

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Editor’s Note: The following was written by an offender at Pe Sakastew Healing Centre in Maskwacis, Alberta.

Freedom of the City, Village, and Town

#Weareproud

Over the course of the past six months, CSC has been honoured in Kingston, Ontario, Dorchester, New Brunswick, and Grande Cache, Alberta for its service.
 

Buffalo Sage Wellness House: Relationships Between All Things

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Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.

CSC’s New Training Academy

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In December 2015, CSC officially opened its new Training Academy at the RCMP Academy Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan.

10th Anniversary of the Office of Conflict Management

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This April marks the Office of Conflict Management’s (OCM) 10-year anniversary. Located in all five regions and at National Headquarters (NHQ), the OCM has been providing a safe space to feel heard and understood and has helped to create stronger human connections over the course of the last ten years.

A Summer Student Says ‘Thank You’ to Stony Mountain

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When Connor Hink first visited Stony Mountain Institution, it was with his parents on Family Day.

A Wonderful Journey

How one training course changed two CSC employees’ lives

When Kenny Goulet and Eric Michael first signed up to participate in the Aboriginal Leadership Development Initiative (ALDI) in 2014, they were expecting a valuable but typical

Positive Space

#Wearecollaborative

CSC is committed to building an inclusive, respectful and welcoming work environment for all.

A Visit to the National Monitoring Centre

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Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.

Jeffrey’s out of Jail

By: Donat Bilomba and Eileen Thoo

When we talk about corrections, the focus of conversation is often centered on offenders and victims.

Recognizing Mark Yantzi

A Look Back on Over 40 Years in Restorative Justice

Mark Yantzi was a young probation officer in Elmira, Ontario in 1974 when he took on a case that would put

More options than ever to address workplace harassment at CSC

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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.

Internal Audit at CSC

A Q&A with CSC's Chief Audit Executive

May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month. Let’s Talk recently sat down with CSC’s Chief Audit Executive, Sylvie Soucy, to learn more about internal audit.

Meet a REAC member: Sophia Brown Ramsay

Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of the Correctional Service of Canada’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. Sophia Brown Ramsay is Vice-Chair of the Ontario REAC, and like all REAC members, she takes on this important advisory role as a volunteer.

Kingston Penitentiary – Watch the Legacy Video!

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In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.