‘It becomes part of your life’: Tony Vanderwal and Bernie Martens on 50 years of volunteering with offenders
Tony Vanderwal and Bernie Martens were used to doing volunteer work through their churches when they first learned about M2/W2, then called Canadian Job Therapy (M2), in the late 1960s.
In 2007 Dwayne Cole was a Correctional Officer walking the ranges at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba.
Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.
By: Jack Seymour
As they rolled down the rough, dusty road lined with makeshift housing, CSC employee Bruno Jean began to realize that their driver had made a very wrong turn.
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
Regional Ethnocultural Advisory Committees (REACs) are an essential part of CSC’s efforts to help ethnocultural offenders reintegrate successfully into the community. REACs provide advice to CSC about programs, services and interventions designed to meet the needs of ethnocultural offenders and help CSC staff, volunteers and the community learn about their unique needs and cultural interests.
In order to encourage Donnacona Institution students to write beyond the scholastic context, I invited them to participate in the Ma plus belle histoire writing contest for adult students in Quebec.
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. Because of a superior officer’s homophobia, Sharp was subject to an unfounded military police investigation while working with the Cadet Instructors Cadre as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. The result was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the end of a military career that had been a major part of Sharp’s life and identity.
Tucked away at Nova Institution in Truro, Nova Scotia offenders are hard at work at the new Pulse assembly and testing site. This site is operated by CORCAN as part of the offender employment and employability program.
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.
Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.
At CSC, we use a unique approach for Indigenous corrections called the Aboriginal Continuum of Care.
An effective forum for exchange!
From June 20 to 22, 2017 a training session for leaders and assistant leaders of the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) in the Quebec Region was held at the Correctional Learning an
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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
In an effort to capture the essence of this historical landmark and important part of Canada’s history, a video was created.
CSC’s Work to Give Program
It’s a heartbreaking occurrence on Aboriginal reserves in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
An oral history project documenting the links between the city of Kingston and the region’s correctional facilities has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.
By: Allison Burton, Developmental Analyst, Offender Redress
The Forum for Young Canadians, or “forum”, as it is more affectionately known, is promoted as “an amazing and life changing experience” for young
1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.
National Volunteer Week offers an opportunity for CSC to celebrate the contributions of the thousands of dedicated volunteers that work with us across Canada to change lives.
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.
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 Centre offers a unique correctional environment.