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Spending a Week on Parliament Hill with Forum for Young Canadians

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

What makes CSC employees happy at work?

Features

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

CSC’s first Turbaned Sikh warden

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When Sav Bains’ wife attended a local job fair, she brought him along with her.

For CSC’s Employment Coordinators, helping offenders find jobs is just the beginning

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.

Douyon Award winner brings cultural events to offenders

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.

The Hub – CSC’s New Intranet

#Weareinnovative

CSC’s intranet (the InfoNet) was sitting on an outdated content management system for years.

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

May recap with the Interim Commissioner

Commissioner's Corner

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.

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.

Meet a REAC member: Sherman Chan

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Positive Space

#Wearecollaborative

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

Buffalo Sage Wellness House: Relationships Between All Things

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Buffalo Sage Wellness Centre offers a unique correctional environment.

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.
 

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.