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.
Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.
At CSC, we use a unique approach for Indigenous corrections called the Aboriginal Continuum of Care.
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.
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
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.
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
Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.
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.
Teenagers in Springhill are benefiting from the generosity of the Inmate Committee at Springhill Institution. Inmate committee members were trying to figure out what to do with some old weight lifting equipment in the gymnasium that was no longer useable.
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.
It was a long, hot summer. Usually this type of statement in a correctional facility is an indicator that things are not going well and trouble is brewing, but at Mission Minimum, it was a sign that good deeds were on the horizon.
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
When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.
Members of the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region pay tribute to Pennsylvania officer killed in the line of duty
Following the sad events that rocked the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Somerset, Pennsylvania, a group of correctional officers from the Ceremonial Guard from the Quebec Region decided to proudly represent Correctional Service Canada at the funeral of Sergeant Mark Baserman.
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.
Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.
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.
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.
CSC’s Work to Give Program
It’s a heartbreaking occurrence on Aboriginal reserves in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.
“The dogs’ support is bringing me out of my c
When Donna Myskiw, a social program officer at Stony Mountain Institution, was informed she’d won the 2017-2018 Emerson Douyon Multiculturalism Award, her first reaction was surprise.
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.
Ask someone what the term “employment services” encompasses, and typical responses might include simple tasks like resume-building, interview preparation or providing access to a job board. When it comes to employment services for federal offenders, however, the complexity level increases rapidly.