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.
What is the significance of a uniform? For community agents like police, firefighters or paramedics, a uniform is not a frivolously designed garment: It’s a visually distinct identifier that signifies a social purpose. After all, having an easily recognizable signifier allows citizens to determine the community agent’s purpose.
Recently a few CSC employees went to check out the National Monitoring Centre (NMC) located in Ottawa.
“The dogs’ support is bringing me out of my c
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.
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
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.
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.
At CSC, we use a unique approach for Indigenous corrections called the Aboriginal Continuum of Care.
Every year since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.
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.
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.
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
CSC’s Work to Give Program
It’s a heartbreaking occurrence on Aboriginal reserves in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
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.
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.
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
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.
When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.
1. CSC records indicate that Miss Jean Roy (above) was the first woman to work at national headquarters.
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.
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.
On September 29, police and peace officers marched their way to Parliament Hill in honour of those who could not. Each year, the memorial gives officers and representatives from across Canada an opportunity to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties. Speeches were said and prayers were made as the sound of bagpipes and bugles captivated all who attended.
Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.